Friday, February 6, 2009

Methi Parantha

I always try and camouflage certain ingredients which Iam not too fond of eating and eat just because its good for the body. So making it into paranthas were a good solution. Have it with tomato ketchup, achaar or any sabji for that matter. An easy thing to make, it doesnot require cooking or stuffing. Just mix it with the flour and knead it into a dough and your job is half done. Fenugreek leaves and stems are a good source of calcium, iron and vitamins. So good for growing children and pregnant woman!!


  • 1 Bunch - Methi sag or Fenugreek leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups - Wheat flour
  • 1 - Onion, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - Red chilly powder
  • A generous pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Couple of pinches of Jeera or Cumin seeds
  • Some coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Oil to smear on the parantha


  • Mix all the ingredients except oil and water in a large bowl. Add water slowly and knead it into a soft dough like how you prepare for normal paranthas.
  • Take small portions of it and roll it into circles and put on a hot pan and cook both sides. Apply oil on both the sides and cook well. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
You can store this dough in the refrigerator for 3-4 days if kept in air tight containers and use for a quick snack or breakfast or as and when you are hungry.


Adlak's tiny world said...

Hm lovely and healthy...

get something and enjoy reading in mine....

Vibaas said...

I love methi parathas. Yours looks absolutely soft and yum.

Malar Gandhi said...

I love methi parathaas...but get to cook them, only when I visit home(India).

Aaaah, you don't have to be mallu to speak a little malayalam! Besides...I like to learn new languages, so when I was in school, learnt to read and write malayalam (but I hardly remember now).

Varsha Vipins said...

Pune-l vachu daily ithanneyayrunnu breakfast..he he..but its so nutritious n ur paratha's look so perfect..:)..
Btw nice profile pic da..:)..trail back for some awards..:)

Usha said...

Methi parathas are my fave...yours look wonderful..

SriLekha said...

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its too good1
do visit my blog when u find time!

Divz said...

hema - thanks a lot for ur award..

viba - thanks a lot

malar - thats so sad that u dont get to eat them in US. and ya thats true abt the language things..u need not be from kerala to learn the language..but must say r good at it..

varsha - thanks for those awards and ur lovely words

usha - thanks a lot

srilekha - thanks a lot for peeping in..on my way to ur blog..

Bhavana said...

Hi Divz,

Just wanted to add a couple of ingredients to Methi Paratha to make it more tasty(healthy)
Add 1 tsp of Dhania powder
and about 3 tsp of Ajwain seeds

Bhavana said...

Just to add to this: Methi Paratha goes well with Kadhi

Divz said...

thanks a lot bhavana for ur inputs..shall surely try with these added ingredients. hmmm ya i can guess it shud really go well with kadhi..