I came home today after work, with a determination to make some punjabi food.
When I take a peep in the fridge I find nothing but one radish, which I bought few days ago to add it in the Sambhar.
And the only dish which striked me was Radish Paratha!

Mooli Paranths with Carrot-Tomato Raita


White radish: 1 cup, grated
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Green chillies: 2, finely chopped
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Chappati flour: 2 cups
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Salt, to taste
Oil, to fry

How I did it:

  1. Mix the grated radish, ginger, and chopped green chillies, corriander, garam masala and salt. Leave to marinate for sometime.
  2. Squeeze well to remove the juice, add this juice while making the chappati dough.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and let it rest for about 30 mins.
  4. Roll out small balls of the dough and fill with 1 tbsp of the filling.
  5. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Dust liberally with flour to avoid the stickiness.
  6. Pat off the excess flour and roast on a hot griddle.
  7. Fry one side for 1 minute and then turn over and brush with a little oil.
  8. When the second side is done and golden brown, flip and brush with a little oil on that side too.
  9. Serve hot with raita.

Mooli Paranths

Carrot and Tomato Raita

Yogurt: 2 cups
Carrot: 1 small, grated
Tomato: 1, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
Chat Masala, 1 tsp


  1. Beat the yogurt to get smooth consistency.
  2. Add salt, grated carrot, and chopped Tomato.
  3. Mix well and sprinkle with chat masala on the top.
  4. Serve Chilled.

Carrot-Tomato Raita

And the verdict:
The right recipe for people who run away from Radish. Though it gives a strong odour while peeling and marinating, it tastes and as well smells heaven when the paranthas are ready to eat!!

Food Event:
This is my entry for the RCI: Punjabi Cuisine event being hosted by Richa of As Dear as Salt.


25 thoughts on “Mooli Ke Paranthe with Carrot-Tomato Raita”

  1. hey, ur mooli parathey look perfect, YUMMY πŸ™‚ paratha my ever fav, i’m inviting myself over for those!

  2. Yes I too run away from radish but love these parathas. Nice entry Cinnamon :)Parathas and raita are looking perfect.This is my favorite meal πŸ™‚

  3. Sharmi, Thanks, it was indeed heavenly.
    Padma, Iwill be waiting for your version πŸ™‚
    Richa, you are welcome!
    Musical, Thanks!
    Archana, your icecream was fabulous too!
    Bhags, do try them, its very easy πŸ™‚
    Archana, this my fav meal too!
    Jyothsna, Thankx!

  4. Nice combination…..Mooli paratha with carrot and tomato Raita.
    We made carrot raita but never use tomato. Thanks for sharing.
    Great entry my dear.:))

  5. Meeta, Thanks!
    Kajal, Do try with Tomato also, it tastes good!!
    Raaga, and let me know how u liked it πŸ™‚
    Coffee, it was nice dinner too πŸ™‚

  6. Isn’t it nice when you can just whip something out of stuff in the fridge? I always have to decide what to make, then make a list and go out to buy everything for every single dish… but I am trying to change now… :).
    Your paranthas look great, but that raita looks absolutely delicious… so creamy!

  7. Sig, Pre planning is always good… I never do that.. and I am try to learn it πŸ™‚
    Hima, Thanks!
    Jyothi, ya parantha and raita always make a great pair !!
    Smitha, Thanks!!

  8. Cinnamon, Thanx to your comment in my blog that brought me here. Loved your blog very much buddy. Keep up the good work. Your blog is filled with easy and interesting recipes which are all depicted with crystal clear pictures. I will for sure keep visiting you again and again.
    Good Luck

  9. Your mooli parathas look absolutely divine.
    It is so true what you said about the odor of radish….once you stuff a paratha with it and cook it, it smells and tastes wonderful.

  10. hi
    great pictures!!!
    i will have to try mooli paratha made in this manner , definetly will.
    check out my mooki paratha on the event.

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