Punjabi Recipes
 
Mooli Paratha  
   
8 parathas

Radish filled Indian flat bread
Ingredients

3 cups wheat flour

1/4 th cup Cilantro leaves
1 lb. Raddish - white or 2 cups grated Radish 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon Red chili powder 2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon Ajwain (carom seeds) salt to taste
1 Onion - medium 50 ml butter or oil

Method
Mix flour, butter, and salt thoroughly in a bowl and then add sufficient water to make dough, knead for 5 minutes, cover and keep aside for 15 minutes. Finely chop the onion and coriander leaves.
Wash the radish and grate using a vegetable grater. Add a teaspoon of salt to the grated radish, mix well and keep aside for 3-5 minutes. Now squeeze out the water. To the squeezed radish, add garam masala, chili powder, chopped onion, coriander, and carom seeds. Mix well.
Divide this mixture into 1 inch sized balls. Keep aside.
Divide dough into slightly larger than 1 inch size balls, flatten each ball into a circle.
Place the grated radish balls at the center of the flattened dough.
Then, gently stretch the dough to envelope the mixture completely, such that all the edges meet at the top of the dough ball. Using your fingers seal the dough well so that all the stretched up edges blend into one.
Dust with some flour and roll out the dough into a circle.
Heat a frying pan and when frying pan is very hot, place the rolled out dough on it. Leave for a minute and now turn over. After a minute or so the paratha will slowly start to bubble up. Now drizzle one teaspoon of melted butter or oil onto the top of the paratha and turn over. The paratha immediately starts to rise. Repeat the drizzling with melted butter or oil on this side too. Turn over again and let it rise once more. When golden brown on both sides, remove from frying pan and serve immediately!

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER PARATHA

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal)

227

Carotene  ( μg )

275.06

Protein (g) 5.0 Vitamin C (mg) 13.34
Carbohydrate (g) 29.50 Mg  (mg) 53.72
Fat (g) 9.93 Na  (mg) 27.05
Fibre (g) 0.98 K  (mg) 200.06
Minerals (g) 1.09 Mn  (mg) 0.89
Calcium  (mg) 43.74 Zn  (mg) 1.05
Phosphorus  (mg) 132.47 Cr  (mg) 0.006
Iron  (mg) 2.29