Methi Paratha

Methi paratha is a healthy, tasty and flaky paratha stuffed with fresh fenugreek leaves and other spices. It is an ideal flatbread recipe for lunch boxes which is heavily popular with Marathi and Hindi-speaking community in India.

Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour / atta

  • 1 cup methi leaves / fenugreek leaves, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt, fresh / sour

  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi

  • 1 tsp ginger paste

  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder

  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder

  • salt to taste

  • ½ tsp carom seeds / ajwain

  • 2 tsp oil

  • water as required, to knead dough

  • 5 tsp oil / ghee, for roasting

Directions

  • Firstly, in large mixing bowl take wheat flour and chopped methi leaves.
  • Also add ¼ cup of curd. Curd helps to remove the bitterness of methi leaves.
  • Additionally, add spices and salt to taste.
  • Furthermore, add 2 tsp of oil and combine well.
  • Additionally, add some water and knead the dough.
  • Cover with moist cloth and rest for 30 minutes.
  • Now pinch a medium sized ball dough, roll and flatten it.
  • Also dust with some wheat flour.
  • Roll to 5 inches using rolling pin.
  • Additionally, grease with ghee or oil
  • Bundle it up and flatten to ball.
  • Further roll it in a thick circle like paratha.
  • Now on a hot tawa place the rolled paratha and cook for a minute.
  • Furthermore, when the base is partly cooked, flip the methi paratha.
  • Also brush oil / ghee and press slightly.
  • Finally, serve methi paratha with raita and pickle.

tips

  • Firstly, to make soft paratha also add 3 tbsp of besan while preparing dough.
    Furthermore, methi paratha stays fresh for longer time when kneaded only with curd and not water.
    Additionally, add finely chopped onions and green chilli, to make it more flavorful.
    Also adjust the spice level according to your choice.
    Finally, methi paratha is very healthy and good for digestion.

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