Indian Flatbread !!! The word Indian Flatbread is little confusing as it contains many varieties. Chapati a.k.a roti or Phulka is the basic type of bread which is cooked in an open flame and puffed beautifully. This is very thin and no ghee/oil is added to it.
Paratha comes next to chapati . The dough is shaped by a process of folding & rolling, giving it a different texture. Paratha is the second most important breakfast item after chapatti. Paratha is often stuffed with potato , carrot, paneer or peas. Stuffed parathas are eaten as the meal itself, sometime mango pickle or raita can be a part of accompaniment.
Paratha is the staple and most important Indian meal nowadays.Lot of varieties of parathas are made depending upon the mood and availability. We Indians are used to add leafy greens, starchy vegetables even carrot, chicken or eggs while making parathas.
I remember when I was a kid and I don’t want to have dal, my mother used to knead the wheat flour with mashed dal. The same technique I am also doing while feeding my daughter. I add many things so that my daughter would love to eat without knowing the ingredients.
Today I am going to share a very favorite paratha of mine, i.e. Radish paratha or mooli ka paratha. What’s the first thing comes to your mind while you heard mooli ka paratha !! No this is exactly not a stuffed paratha. All the ingredients are quite same but the method of preparation is something different. But don’t worry I assure paratha lovers would love to have these with a bowl of raita even if plain curd. Let’s give it a try…