Parathas that are stuffed/rolled with veggies are not only filling but also very good from health perspective. Being a south Indian, I have not tried making much of roti / paratha varieties at home. But, writing a cook blog really helps in extending my cooking abilities to try different recipes from different cuisines.
Recently, I watched a documentary on food and learnt that radish has more nutritional value than what I 'd actually thought. Documentary suggested to include radish in everyday diet for weight-loss. This simple vegetable is rich in vitamin-C, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron. Radish is also recommended as one of the diet foods to fight obesity. Now, how many of you knew that before ?!
Radish is never a regular vegetable in our home. I used to buy them every now & then for sambar. After seeing the documentary, I decided to include radishes in our weekly diet and the first recipe that I tried with radish was "Muli Paratha". Making muli paratha was simple, easy and it also tasted great. Initially, I was little unsure about its pungent smell, but I must say that its smell/flavor was very subtle and even a radish hater would love these parathas.
Whole wheat flour - 1.5 cups
Radish (Daikon/White) - 1 cup, finely grated
Green Chillies - 1 no (finely chopped)
Cilantro - 1/3 cup (finely chopped)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Hing - 1/2 tsp, optional
Water, only if required
Microwave grated radish for 2-3 mins and let it cool.
Mix microwaved radish, chopped cilantro, chopped chillies, cumin powder, red chilli powder, salt & hing with whole wheat flour and knead it into a pliable dough. I did not add any water as the water from microwaved radish itself was just enough to make the dough.
Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball.
Using a rolling pin, roll the ball into a circle. Brush little oil over the circle and fold it into half. Brush a little oil and fold it again to make a triangle and roll out the triangle.
Heat a tawa / griddle and place the rolled paratha. Cook both sides until done (brush little oil/ghee on both the sides).
Serve them hot with any side of your choice.