Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Methi Paratha | Fenugreek Leaves Indian Bread



Ever since I made parathas out of kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves, I have been wanting to make methi parathas with fresh methi leaves! I have no clue what was stopping me till now!! Walking the healthy diet route for a while now and learning of the health benefits of greens,... I have a sudden desire to include a lot of it in my diet, and so have been dishing out dishes that are wholesome and healthy.

So methi leaves made their way home a few days back and now there was no reason why I shouldn't make parathas out of them! :D



The process of pulling out each leaf out of the bunch and cleaning them was the only time consuming part of the dish.  But the end result was delightful.

Verdict: The parathas made out of fresh methi leaves is by far more flavourful than the ones made out of kasuri methi! :)


Ingredients

Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Methis Leaves - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds - 2-3 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 2-3 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Method
  • In a dry pan, roast the cumin seeds and sesame seeds for about 2 minutes or until they turn slightly brownish and emit a beautiful flavour.


  • Take off the stove and keep aside to cool.


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, methi leaves, salt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the roasted cumin seeds and sesame seeds.
  • Mix well and then add in water little by little and a little bit of oil, to make a firm dough.
  • Set aside for about 5 minutes, covered.
  • Make smaller balls of this dough ball.
  • Dust the work area with a little flour and roll out each dough ball into flat rounds.
  • Roast them on a hot griddle with a little bit of ghee.


  • These flavourful parathas taste super yum as is or with pickle.


17 comments:

  1. looks soft and delicous...
    nice tempting clicks :)

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  2. hats off to u for making perfect rotis nan! i really need to perfect mine :( looks wonderful!

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  3. like your presentation dear..

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  4. Omg, wat a super tempting paratha....nice clicks dear...

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  5. Nan this looks super soft and perfect :)

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  6. wow, they look super soft. i too make the same way but i add garam masala powder :)

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  7. parathas looking healthy and perfect clicks dear:)i too make the same way but i wont roast the cumins seeds.

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  8. Love the tiny green methi leaves peeping out of your paranthas!!!Such a perfect start to a cozy morning and a wonderful way to welcome the season of fresh leafy vegetables.

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  9. I agreed with you pulling each leaf is the most tedious task and time consuming; we do make methi paratha with fresh fenugreek leaves and serve it with yoghurt.

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  10. You do have patience...pulling out each leaf is so tedious as they are so small. But patience pays right?? These are the most flavorful ones :) Looks nice and soft dear!!
    Aval Payasam / Poha Kheer / Flattened Rice Dessert

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  11. nice clicks and tempting.happy to follow you.check my space too.

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  12. nice clicks and tempting.happy to follow you.check my space too.

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  13. Thanks for introducing me to ur lovely space, happy to follow U :)
    And thanks for ur lovely comment too , do try those yummy n healthy snack, sure u will love it!!
    Methi parathas looks so soft n delicious...loved the addition of freshly roasted n ground cumin, too flavorful parathas!!

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  14. Methi parathas are my favourite parathas of all... and I totally agree the flavours of fresh leaves can't be substituted with the dry ones...

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  15. looks soft and yummy
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