Saturday, 30 November 2013

Methi Paratha/Fenugreek Leaves Paratha/Vendhaya Keerai Paratha

Methi Paratha is a healthy, filling and delicious paratha very commonly made in North India. Methi leaves have a strong aroma and slight bitter taste. Methi seeds and leaves are very commonly used in South Indian cooking, in day to day gravies and have numerous medicinal properties. Methi leaves are rich in protein, fibre, vitamin C, iron etc. Methi leaves are a must for nursing moms. The intake of methi increases milk production in nursing mothers. Methi/fenugreek is very beneficial for people with diabetes. The soluble fibre present in methi slows down the rate of sugar absorption into blood and also helps in production of insulin. Having said some of the benefits of methi/fenugreek, let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Methi Paratha with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Methi/Vendhaya Keerai
One bunch
Wheat flour
3 cups
Red chilli powder
1 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Fennel seeds/Perunjeeragam
1 tsp
Salt
As needed
Oil
1 tbsp for the dough
Oil/Ghee
To cook the parathas
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 15-16 parathas

Method  
                 
Methi leaves/fenugreek leaves /vendhaya keerai .


Clean, wash and chop the methi leaves to fine pieces and transfer it to a bowl. [Just the leaves, do not use the stem part]


Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, salt to the methi leaves and mix really well with hand.


Now add the wheat flour, salt, oil and mix really well.


Add water little by little and make a soft dough. Cover and keep the dough for about 15 to 20 minutes.


Make small equal sized balls with the dough. Dust the balls with wheat flour and roll them to round shapes.


Heat tawa, cook the parathas on medium flame and cook them equally on both sides by drizzling some oil/ghee.


Delicious and healthy Methi Parathas are ready to be enjoyed. Serve them hot with yogurt or any pickle.


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23 comments:

  1. Paratha looks very inviting, but I tasted methi leaves once to make methi matar pulao, oops it tasted bitter :( and strong aroma, Im wondering how it would taste with paratha!! Well hope u and ur family enjoyed it :)

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by dear, methi parathas won't taste bitter dear, because of the spices added it is all balanced and do taste great.

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  2. வெந்தயக்கீரையில் பரோட்டா பார்க்கவே புதுமையாக, பசுமையாகக் கண்களுக்குக் குளுமையாக ஜோரா இருக்குது. பாராட்டுக்கள். பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிகள்.

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  3. It is meethi season in India and my mum makes meethi parantha atleast once a week.. Don't know what recipe she uses but I will make her read yours
    Happy Weekend
    Kisses
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  4. I love tho one very much Nicely done dear <3
    www.indianbeautyzone.com

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  5. Iron and fibre packed yummy paratha..

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  6. good n healthy recipe... Can I do with dry Methi leaves?? then how could
    Be the taste???

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    1. Yes Akila, I don't get methi leaves regularly here so I use the kasuri methi... not just the exact taste but all most the same...

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  7. This is a very healthy paratha . Good way to include greens in our diet

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  8. Very healthy paratha and you have done it well. What a coincidence yesterday only I bought methi leaves to prepare parathas.

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  9. lovely colorful paratha....flavorful and yummy

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  10. Parathas looks really delicious, and healthy too.

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  11. I really need to look out for the leaves. Never seen it before in the supermarkets I go to yet its on my list. The paratha with it is so good.

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  12. Yummy and healthi parantha . love it

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  13. very similar to the gujarati theplas. Good as a snack or as a light meal. The leaves don't taste bitter, avoid adding the stem bits as they are bitter.

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  14. Paratha looks very inviting. This is one of my favourites. Perfectly made dear.

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  15. This looks splendid! :) Wow, well made

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  16. Wow that is really healthy paratha..looks so good..

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  17. Tasty and healthy paratha. This is one flavored paratha that I am yet to prepare. Looks so delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. paratha looks so inviting and very very flavorful one !!

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