Mooli Paratha

April 2, 2014 Lunch Box MenuRoti/Paratha  6 comments

Mooli Paratha or Radish Paratha is a stuffed paratha variety. Its a perfect lunch box idea for kids as well as adults. This does not require any side dish & goes well with any raita or pickle. Simple & quick isnt’t it? Amma is an expert in making these Mooli Paratha’s without spilling out the stuffing. I learnt the trick from her.

And here you go with the recipe…


[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


For the stuffing

  • Radish (grated) – 2 cups
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves (chopped) – few
  • Oil – 1 tsp

For Paratha

  • Wheat Flour – 2 cups
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – as needed
  • Oil – to brush


  • Peel the skin of radish and grate it. Squeeze the excess water from it and reserve it.(See tips). Heat a pan with oil and add the grated, squeezed radish and saute for a few mins. Add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute for 7-10 mins or until its dry. Finally add coriander leaves and let it cool completely.

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  • Take a wide bowl and add wheat flour, salt and mix. Add the reserved squeezed water little by little and make a soft dough (add water too if required). Pinch a small ball sized dough and roll it into a small disc.

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  • Place a generous amount of stuffing in it. Pinch all the edges of the dough to the centre and seal it on top.

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  • Roll the stuffed dough with light hands into a thick paratha. (Slighlty thicker than the normal chapathis/rotis) Heat a tawa and cook the stuffed mooli paratha evenly on both sides. Brush some oil and cook in medium flame until golden brown..

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Simple & delicious Mooli Paratha is ready.

Serve hot with raita/pickle of your choice.



  1. Squeezing the excess water from grated radish is very important. Also saute it until its dry, else the stuffing will let out water and will be difficult to roll.
  2. I have not added any other spice powders except chilli powder & turmeric powder. U can add garam masala powder and coriander powder too while sauteing it.

6 comments to Mooli Paratha

  • nandoo  says:

    super yummy and healthy paratha

  • Sonys kitchen  says:

    Healthy and tasty muli paratha!!

  • Vimitha  says:

    Healthy paratha variety. looks so yum… First time here. Happy to follow you. do check out my blog when u find time.

  • chikku  says:

    Healthy and yummy paratha…Love it dear 🙂

  • sathya priya  says:

    Paratha looks yummy .Do check out blog when u find time sudari and would be glad if you follow me back

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan  says:

    Love mooli paratha! It looks really good..

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