Monday, April 2, 2012

Mooli Paratha & Aloo - Bhindi Do Pyaaza


Pretty looking lunch boxes and matching water bottles remind me of my school days. Especially when school reopens, the first day I would be very curious to show off my new belongings and to see what others have got as well :) I can see a lot of your agreeing and recollecting your own memories :)

Colorful rice varieties, roti and side dishes, bread sandwiches, fruit and vegetable salads and the list goes on and on.. Yummyyyyy!! School days were the best foodie days because we got a chance to eat at least from 5 lunch boxes, hence 5 varieties a day. :P

I got a lot of mails asking for lunch box packing recipes that they can make for kids. So came up with a healthy combination of Mooli Paratha & Aloo - Bhindi Do Pyaaza. Lovable combination for sure :)


The addition of white radish to the partha makes it healthy and tasty as well :)

Recipe for Mooli Paratha:


Wheat flour - 2 cups
White radish / Mooli (grated) - 1 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste



Take all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and kneed well by adding just enough water to form a soft dough. The dough should be of chapathi dough consistency.

Pinch medium sized portions of the dough and roll them into balls.

Flour your work surface and roll each ball into thin 5' diameter circles.

Heat a pan and roast the parathas by adding few drops of oil on both the sides.

Serve hot with side dish of your choice :)


Aloo - Bhindi do Pyaaza is a dry curry where there is double the quantity of onion(Do Pyaaza) than bhindi which makes it crunchy and delicious.

The combination of bhindi with aloo is for sure kid friendly and yummy :)

Recipe for Aloo - Bhindi Do Pyaaza:


Potato (Aloo) - 2
Ladies finger (Bhindi) - 1/2 kg
Onions - 3
Tomato - 1
Cumin - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste



Wash and chop ladies finger into 1/4 inch pieces. Take 2 tblsp of oil in a pan and fry the ladies finger until it is cooked.

Peel and dice the potatoes.Cook them and keep it aside.

Chop onions and tomato into small squares and.

Take a pan and add two tsp of oil. Drop in the cumin seeds and once crackled add the chopped onion, tomato and fry until golden brown. Add the cooked potatoes and fried ladies finger to it. Fry for a min and add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, kasoori methi and salt to it and saute for another five mins.

Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with mooli paratha and enjoy eating :)

Written by: Nithya
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Kalyani said...

aloo bhindi looks delicious ........

Tina said...

Delicious .

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice and healthy combination, looks very delicious.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Wonderful combo

Spice up the Curry said...

bhindi subzi looks delicious

Aarthi said...

paratha and subzi looks so nice

Hema said...

Lovely combo and very healthy..

hotpotcooking said...

Lovely combo and both looks delicious.

Vrinda said...

Healthy paratha n yumm with okra ..

Unknown said...

wow very diff combo and very healthy plate luv the clicks dear....

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Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious combo dear :)

Spicy-Aroma said...

healthy combo..looks so delicious!!

Chitra said...

delicious combo. will make it soon

Priya Suresh said...

Ultimate combo, wish to have some rite now.

Mahek said...

nice combination..
I have never made a mooli paratha with it incorporated in the batter . I normally make a vegetable with besan and mooli and then stuff it in..
Thanks for this recipe will try it soon
My son was thrilled with the last picture as he carries the same coloured bottle to college and also has a tiffin of the same make and colour
I have you added to my sidebar

Soundspicy said...

Lovely combo..

Nitha said...

healthy n delicious...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Nice combo and looks super good !!

Anonymous said...

Lovely combo Nithya. I never knew thats how Do piyaaza got its name! nice little story and an easy lunch dish!
Have you ever visited my space? :( ??


Savi-Ruchi said...

Never tried mixing the mooli while making the dough. Good one!

Gayathri Anand said...

Healthy paratha and perfect combo ...thanks for the recipe

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