Mooli (Radish) Parathe

Mooli Parathe
Radish stuffed Indian wheat bread.  Probably, popularity wise, ranks second after Aloo Parathas.

Wheat Flour - 3 cups
Radish/Mooli/Daikon - about 400 gms
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Green Chillies - 4
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cumin/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Butter or Oil

How to cook Mooli ke Parathe:
  • In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, little salt and knead into a soft dough using water. Add 1 tbsp oil and knead well.  Keep it covered for about 30 min.
    Peel the outer layer of radish, wash and grate the radish.  Finely chop green chillies, ginger, garlic and cilantro.
  • Add about 1/2 tsp to the grated radish.  Mix and keep it covered for an hour.  After an hour, drain the water completely squeezing with hands.
  • Mooli Stuffing: Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai/wok.  Add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies and saute for a minute or two.  Now add grated radish.  Saute well at low flame to remove the moisture.  After about 5 min, add turmeric and salt (add salt after tasting).  Saute well till all the ingredients get mixed well and moisture is lost completely.  Turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro.  Mix and let the stuffing cool.
Mooli Paratha
  • Make round balls of the wheat dough and roll each one big enough to hold the radish stuffing.  Place 1 - 2 tbsp stuffing in the centre and gather the edges to form a ball.  Let the stuffed balls rest for a minute or so.
  • Roll each stuffed ball gently as per desired thickness dusting little wheat flour.
  • Heat a pan and roast these stuffed parathas both sides using butter or oil.  While roasting press the parathas lightly to cook it evenly.
Serve Muli Paratha with curd or chutney or a curry. 


  1. i have eaten this but never tried making it...recipe sounds good, would love to try it once...and happy ugadi uma..

  2. Yummm..Maybe the most famous parathas thanks to our Bollywood

  3. Oooh...your paratha looks delicious. I love good with curry.

  4. Mooli parathas look lovely and delicious.

  5. nice..I actually make it different way..but this will be little easier!!

  6. Radish Paratha looks delicious and healthy version too.I heard about this but i hv nt tried yet.Take Care n Keep Smiling.

  7. Parathas looks so tempting. Loved the click.

  8. Thanks Aruna, Sushma, Gulmohar, MaryMoh, Krishnaveni,, Harman, Sathya, Ms.Chitchat for showering such lovely words...
    Yeah Gulmohar, our hindi movies have made this mooli paratha very popular..
    Krishnaveni, when it comes to radishes, this is the only recipe i know..
    Harman, would love to try ur Punjabi version!

  9. Sounds interesting, never heard of radish Parata !! Am marking it.


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