Paneer Mooli Paratha (Cheese and Radish Flat Bread)

Suddenly, this weekend our laptop went kaput and since we surf a lot, missing our dear friend laptop gave me this “gyan” on sharing things at home. At this stage( after two days of sharing N’s computer), if you ask me what is needed for a happy home, I would change my mind and say two of everything, the toppers in my list are:

Car is a must in Texas, else you can’t even cross one street. Honestly, I have never seen people walking in this state, the weather also adds to that factor. Or I should say the bigger the car, the better. Small smart cars will simply fly away from the roads given the numbers and speed of SUV’s zooming on all four sides in our freeways.

Next comes a personal space and a PC. It is almost like when you see a sign saying wet paint you want to touch it to make sure that it is still wet- Once a PC goes kaput, you think of all the things you want to do on your computer, right this minute and that task cannot wait. But, most of all I wish the TV Manufacturer’s would supply a TV with two remotes. Half the time, I spend walking all the way from the kitchen to the living room to reduce the volume and always our list of channels to watch clashes :(

But sharing is also good for some reasons, like this paratha. We decided to take turns to work in the kitchen and I made the filling and N made the parathas(good excuse, thanks to stirring the Moong Halwa). Radish is good for the liver and I tend to buy radish almost every week to use in sambar, poriyals,salads or parathas. The chili Paneer stuffing is the paneer left from my attempt at making chili infused paneer.

Ingredients (Makes 9 Parathas)

For the Parathas:
Wheat flour- 2 cups
Water- just enough to knead (1/2 cup -3/4th of the cup)
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Olive oil- 1/2 tsp

For the filling:
Chili Paneer- 1/2 cup
Red onions-1/4 cup- chopped
White radish – 1 medium size
Finely chopped green chili-1
Garam Masala Powder- 3/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- chopped- 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

Add salt, olive oil to the flour and add just enough water(1/2- 3/4th of the same measuring cup) to knead the flour into a thick dough. Cover and keep aside.

The Method to make chili paneer can be found from my previous post  here. I wanted to use the chili paneer for this paratha, but you can also use plain paneer if you have it in hand.

Grate the radish and squeeze well to remove all the water. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they sizzle add chopped onions and green chili. Stir fry well till onion turns transparent. Add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, grated radish and stir fry for another 4-5 minutes. Add the paneer and mix well. Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix once. Switch off. Let it cool and divide it into equal parts.

Divide the dough into equal parts. Take one lemon sized ball of the paratha dough and roll it flat. Keep one portion of the paratha filling and cover it from all sides with the rolled out dough. Slightly roll the pin again and make it flat and slightly thin. Make sure that you don’t apply too much of pressure and squeeze out all the filling.

Heat a frying pan and transfer the paratha to the pan. Apply ghee/butter on all sides and on top. Let it cook and turn golden brown on one side. Flip the paratha on the other side, slightly dab it with ghee. Let it turn golden brown on this side as well.

Serve with pickles and yogurt or with cucumber raitha. You can also include mashes potatoes and peas in this paratha to make it a veggie delight. You can also stuff the filling between two thin rotis to make like a paratha.

This Paneer Mooli Paratha for simple and tasty dinner is my entry for Sara’s Cooking For Kids an event started by Sharmi of Neivedyam .

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15 Comments to “Paneer Mooli Paratha (Cheese and Radish Flat Bread)”

  1. Linda says:

    Dear S,

    I think two personal spaces is top on my list. Also, two bank accounts, if both are working, so each person has their own little ‘mad money’ without answering to the other. Things such as this keep us independent, and two independent parts make a greater partnership, I think :)

    Now, mooli paratha — I never make bread. Well, almost never. I am not very good at it because I don’t practice enough I guess! I could try this because the white radish is so fresh this time of year up north — not much else is (see ISG’s post today about bitter gourd!). I can get that in Japanese markets too, even in some groceries, as daikon. Add paneer and you have hooked me :)

    Do you ever get the Himalaya brand paneer? That is my fav next to making it at home. Your pic is tempting for kids of all ages! :)

  2. PJ says:

    Paneer mooli paratha looks great! I love mooli paratha, paneer is a nice addition to it. My first time stumbling over your blog; you have a great space here with wonderful recipes! Happy blogging.

  3. Unique,interesting and delicious combo …looks delicious sowjanya…loved ur version as well…

  4. Priya says:

    Love paneer as anything, love the combination of paneer and raddish in this paratha, would have tasted fantastic na…yummyilicious paratha indeed..

  5. The parathas look yummy… thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Asha says:

    Tell me about cars in US! Phew! Can’t trust on public transport like in India, can we? AC house to AC cars to AC mall to back! 😀

    Personal space, I agree and slow PC makes me mad too. I surf about 60 blogs everyday. When connection is slow, I tear my hair out! HeHe!

    Mooli and Paneer, yum yum. Looks perfect. It’s nice of your hubby to help out in the kitchen, mine never does and it’s my fault to let that happen of course.

  7. bergamot says:

    The paneer mooli paratha are just wonderful..

  8. Very true as far as PC s concerned…. What would I do without it!!!! I read, write, play…. all…… So my fun factor would be zeroed without it…. I get frustrated, when my PC just acts crazy… freeze on me… on take its own sweet time to just open up…. I hate it… I then wanna throw it out of the window… I feel like ripping it off… But again what would I do without it…?????

    Lovely parata & perfect for fussy kids….. mummy bhi khush aur tummy bhi….

    Yes! I just love this comment space of yours…. It is one big space that I just go on punching, till I c it filled up…. Almost….. LOL….. Love,


  9. Cham says:

    Chilli paneer and radish – stuffing- sounds very cool. I like radish- the small red goes to sambar and daikon into poriyal!
    In my State, Pedestr are a problem when u re in wheel, Gosh they step in the road whenever they want!

  10. usha says:

    The paratha looks delicious,love paneer filling in parathas !

  11. wow..nice idea of combining paneer and parathas a lot and i am sure this one tastes great..Have shared an ward with you dear. Please accept.

  12. wow..nice idea of combining paneer and parathas a lot and i am sure this one tastes great..Have shared an award with you dear. Please accept.

  13. Sayantani says:

    am also a net freak. the whole day the baby keeps me so busy that I never am able to touch the lappy but once Hubby is home its my time with the comp. time just flies away with net.
    Stuffed Parathas are a hit with my family. your recipe reflects that warm comforting meal one needs in this chilly season.

  14. simplyfood says:

    Lovely I love parathas of all types.

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