Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mooli Paratha / Radish Flatbread

Today my daughter taught me something...she said that the recipe that has the least number of ingredients is the healthiest.  I pondered about it for a few minutes...then, realized that it is true.  They are the simplest to make and the tastiest also.  One can taste the star ingredient instead of a whole lot of them.  This is one such recipe.

  • Whole wheat flour - 3 cups
  • Radish grated  - 1 cup (I used the white Radish.  You can use any kind)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon
  • Cilantro - 2 table spoons finely chopped
  • Green chilies - 2 finely chopped (add per taste)
  • Salt - 1 tea spoon (add per taste)
  • Olive oil - 2 table spoons

Keep aside about a cup of whole wheat flour.  Mix all the above ingredients except Olive oil in a bowl and knead it to form a soft dough.  Usually, we do not need extra water as the Radish sweats its own once it mixes with salt.  Leave it for a few minutes covered.  When you are ready to roll this dough, add more whole wheat flour if you want the consistency a little harder.

Make small balls about a big lemon size and then roll them in the whole wheat flour you had kept aside.  then roll them flat and round (it takes a little bit of practice to get it totally round.  It tastes the same even if it not round :) ). 

To a flat pan or a griddle on medium heat, add a little olive oil and then place the flat bread you just rolled out.  Roast it on each side for about 3-5 minutes till it gets cooked and the edges crisp up.  Serve it hot with some chili pickle and yogurt.  Melt a little butter as shown in the picture for extra flavor.

This can be an excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.  Wholesome and tasty...enjoy!!

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