The last couple of months saw a 'mooli' obsession in me. A vegetable that never makes its appearance on my dining table was given a chance - by all three of us. I had found a nice recipe for a paratha (flatbread) that is a great way to disguise veggies that have no takers. It makes for a great breakfast option too - nutritious, delicious and quick. It is fairly mess free and keeps longer (in terms of shelf life) - a great option for those who want a snack on the move.
Parathas are a much loved breakfast option in my home - we just wolf them down with a generous layer of mayonnaise or cheese spread. However, I had never tried making these before and was quite apprehensive as both Roshan and I have never liked this vegetable especially because of its pungent smell and mediocre taste (which I now realise was mainly because of the way it was prepared).
Post mooli paratha I have decided to give every vegetable a second chance. If something is prepared differently - in at least 3-4 different ways and still doesn't get any 'likes' we will then veto it. I am glad I tried out this recipe and have one extra option for breakfast. Thanks to my friend Anupama Michael from a food group on FB for this lovely recipe!
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 10-12mins | Yield 6-7 medium sized parathas | Serves 2 (or 3)
- 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour * see notes
- 1/4 cup grated radish
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- 2 small green chillies
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- salt to taste
- water to knead the dough (approx 1/2 cup)
- oil or ghee for frying
1. Place all the ingredients in a large flat bowl (meant for kneading dough) and mix to resemble bread crumbs. Keep aside for a few minutes as the radish and onions will leave some water.
2. Using sufficient water knead into a soft dough. Dust with some extra flour if the dough is too sticky. Keep aside for 5 minutes
3. Pinch out lemon sized balls of dough and on a clean working surface roll out each ball into a flat paratha. Fry on a hot skillet/tawa till golden brown on both sides. Drizzle ghee or oil to aid frying.
4. Serve hot with thick curds or pickle (traditional serving suggestions) or cheese spread or mayonnaise.