Indian flat bread made with maize flour,grated radish and spices
Makki aur Mooli Ka Paratha- Indian flat breads are made mainly with wheat flour and refined flour but now every one is becoming more health conscious and aware of the health benefits of using different types of grains and millet flours in cooking. Winter is the perfect season to use different flours in making roti and parathas .
Radish /mooli is among the few vegetable which many dislikes due to the pungent taste and smell.But I love radish and often makes sabzi and Pickles .I love Mooli ki Bhujiya sabzi , Stuffed Mooli Paratha , Mooli Ka Achar, Kashmiri Muji Chatin and many more radish recipes .
Makki ka atta /maize flour is widely consumed in the state of Punjab and this makki and mooli ka paratha is also a Punjabi specialty. Though Mooli smells and taste pungent but has numerous health benefits.It is a good diuretic, anti bacterial, anti fungal ,is a good remedy for jaundice,piles and constipation, it also regulate blood pressure, anti cancer, a natural diuretic to keep your kidney healthy and clean. So do try to include radish in your diet during the season.
Makki /Maize is a gluten free flour so it takes some practice to roll the makki ki roti but if the flour is fresh and you knead it with Luke warm water then it can be handled and rolled easily. This makki mooli ka paratha is quite easy to make as I have added some wheat flour in it and grated mooli is added in the dough so no fuss of stuffing ,just add every thing in the dough and make healthy,crisp and delicious parathas to enjoy this winter .
They are best served with Amla dhaniya chutney , Aloo tamatar ki sabzi and yogurt .You can also use polythene beg to make the rolling easier or just use your rolling pin and make like you usually do your roti and parathas.