Mooli Thepla


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Mooli Thepla is made from a delectable dough of whole wheat flour reinforced with grated radish along with its leaves too. Curds are added to enhance the texture and flavour of the theplas, while chilli powder provides an enjoyable spiciness.

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mooli thepla recipe | Gujarati mooli na thepla | healthy radish thepla | mooli paratha is a satiating breakfast which is also perfect for the main course. Learn how to make Gujarati mooli na thepla.

To make mooli thepla, combine all the ingredients into a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough without using any water. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each circle, on a medium flame, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Serve hot with chunda.

A traditional flatbread recipe from the heart of Gujarat, mooli thepla is made from a delectable dough of whole wheat flour reinforced with grated radish along with its leaves too.

Curds are added to enhance the texture and flavour of the mooli paratha, while chilli powder provides an enjoyable spiciness. Note that no water is used to make the dough. Curds, a little bit of oil, and the juice that comes out of the radish are the fluids that bind the dough together.

To make healthy radish thepla, we suggest you reduce the amount of oil added to knead the dough to 2 tsp and cook each thepla with ½ tsp of oil. They can then be relished by weight-watchers, heart patients and even diabetics. There is a lot of nutrition to gather in these theplas. The radish leaves are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C , which act as antioxidants and safeguard our skin, hair, eyes and gums. The white radish is also rich in fibre, thus making these theplas gut-friendly.

Tips for mooli thepla. 1. Buy the perfect radish to make these theplas. Radishes with their leaves intact, usually tied in bunches are the best. If the leaves are attached, they should be crisp and green. The radish white roots should be hard and solid, with a smooth, unblemished surface. 2. The dough of the theplas should be soft, to get soft theplas. 3. Remember theplas should not be rolled very thinly like Gujarati rotis as very thinly rolled theplas tend to become hard on cooking. 4. Health conscious can enjoy these theplas with a bowl of curd instead of sugar laden chunda.

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Mooli Thepla recipe - How to make Mooli Thepla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     15Makes 15 theplas
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Ingredients

For Mooli Thepla
3/4 cup grated white radish (mooli)
1/4 cup chopped radish leaves (mooli ke patte)
2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 cup curd (dahi)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients For Mooli Thepla
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
oil for cooking

For Serving With Mooli Thepla
quick mango
Method
For mooli thepla

    For mooli thepla
  1. To make mooli thepla, combine all the ingredients into a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough without using any water.
  2. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each circle, on a medium flame, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  4. Serve the mooli thepla hot with chunda.

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What is grated white radish

  1. This is what white radish looks like.
  2. Break the top off the mooli off with your fingers. So the radish leaves are seperate now.
  3. Wash the mooli in running water to remove the dirt stuck to it.
  4. Grate the mooli using a peeler to remove the outer skin.
  5. To grate by hand, hold grater in one hand and the radish in the other. Rub the radish downward on the side of the grater with the appropriate sizes holes for the desired coarseness of the grated radish. Be careful to keep hands and fingers away from the grater. 

What are chopped radish leaves

  1. This is what radish leaves look like.
  2. Simply break the radish leaves off from the mooli with your fingers.
  3. Remove the radish leaves from the stem with your fingers.
  4. Wash the radish leaves.
  5. Chop the radish leaves on a chopping board. They are now ready for use in the mooli thepla recipe | Gujarati mooli na thepla |  healthy radish thepla | mooli paratha | 

Dough for mooli thepla recipe | Gujarati mooli na thepla | radish thepla |

  1. To make mooli thepla recipe | Gujarati mooli na thepla | radish thepla | in a deep glass bowl put 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta). Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bonesVitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
  2. Add 3/4 cup grated white radish (mooli). Radish has many heart protective nutrients like Vitamin Cfolic acidcalciumpotassium and flavonoids. They are an amazing source of fibre which helps in lowering cholesterol levels. The vitamin C in radishes is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which can help arthritis patients. Potassium from radish can help lower your risk of kidney stones. See detailed benefits of radish.
  3. Add 1/4 cup chopped radish (mooli) leaves. The radish leaves contain more nutrition than its white root. The vitamin A and vitamin C work towards building the immune cells – WBC (white blood cells). They not only prevent the onset of common diseases like cold and cough but also form a line of prevention against the onset of chronic diseases like cancerdiabetes and heart diseases. They are  low in carbs, good amount of fibre and hence diabetic friendly. See detailed benefits of radish leaves
  4. Add 1/2 cup curds (dahi). Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest source of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 
  5. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  6. Add 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
  7. Add 2 tbsp oil.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Knead into a soft dough. No water is used as we have used curds and the radish (mooli) will release some water.
  11. Roll the dough into cylinderical shape. This makes it easier to make the dough balls of equal shape.
  12. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  13. Dust some flour on the dough ball.
  14. Softly flatten the dough ball with a belan (roller)
  15. Roll out each portion into a 125 mm. (5") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.

Making the mooli thepla recipe | Gujarati mooli na thepla | radish thepla |

  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease with a little oil.
  2. Cook one side of the paratha, on a medium flame.
  3. Flip over and cook the other side.
  4. Brush the partially cooked side with oil.
  5. Flip over and cook till golden brown.
  6. Repeat the process to make 14 more mooli theplas | Gujarati mooli na thepla |  healthy radish thepla | mooli paratha | .
  7. Serve mooli thepla | Gujarati mooli na thepla |  healthy radish thepla | mooli paratha | with chunda.

Health Benefits of healthy mooli thepla

  1. Healthy Mooli Thepla – rich in fibre and antioxidants.
  2. With 2.3 g of fibre per thepla, these are a wise choice for people aiming weight loss. But we suggest use of only 2 tsp of oil to make the dough and ½ tsp of oil for cooking the theplas. 
  3. With vitamin A and vitamin C to its credit, the mooli helps reduce inflammation in the body due to its antioxidant property. 
  4. Being low in calories and carbs, mooli is suitable for diabetics too. Further these theplas are made with wheat flour, so they can be enjoyed by diabetics. 
  5. These theplas also have good amount of magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins. 
     
Accompaniments

Carrot Garlic Chutney 
Methia Keri, Gujarati Mango Pickle Recipe 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per thepla
Energy131 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates13.2 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat7.8 g
Cholesterol1.1 mg
Sodium6.5 mg
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Mooli Thepla
5
 on 19 Feb 21 07:00 PM


Very nice n easy! Thanks for a nutritious solution !!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
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19 Feb 21 07:02 PM
Mooli Thepla
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 on 30 Nov 20 06:25 PM


Hi, What''s the difference between Mooli thepla and Mooli parathas? Ingredients seems to be the same!
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Tarla Dalal    Mooli Paratha are slightly thicker than the Mooli Thepla. Also a variation of the paratha is Stuffed Mooli Paratha. Here are both the recipes. https://www.tarladalal.com/Mooli-Paratha-Punjabi-Radish-Paratha-4669r https://www.tarladalal.com/Punjabi-Mooli-Stuffed-Paratha-42519r
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01 Dec 20 03:19 PM
Mooli Thepla
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 on 19 Feb 15 04:01 PM


Bored of eating those routine theplas. Heres a great twist to it. Adding raddish and raddish leaves boots the taste of the theplas. It is very easy to make, made in the same way as the theplas, but when you have it the taste is totally different. A nice tiffin treat for your kids as well.