Want some healthy for breakfast? why not fix it with Methi Paratha or Fenugreek flat bread. Easy and tasty.
Methi paratha is one of the most flavorful flat bread served in most of the Indian subcontinents, which goes well with any kind of condiments, whether it is chutney,raita ,pickles or just plain dahi(Yogurt).
I was a fussy eater, and still am. So my mom used to do tricks , hiding veggies here and there in the dishes she used to cook. Whether it is dal or roti or parathas. From her, I learnt many such tricks and ever since made lots of improvement in my cooking, especially vegetarian cooking.
Coming to methi parathas, let me tell you the fact . Methi leaves are most healthy , rich in nutrition and though they are bit bitter in taste, when you use them properly in your recipes, believe me , they just taste yum. These leaves have all the necessary vitamines like calcium, iron, fiber, potassium, phosphorus and are as good as spinach. I have tried out the same recipe using spinach leaves too, but I do prefer little bittery taste of fenugreek leaves which is lacking in spinach.
Methi paratha is on number 1 list on my no onion, no garlic recipes. My son loves them in his lunch box. Oh! And of course some people prefer them for breakfast too.
Preparation time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Yields : 10-12
- 2 Cups whole wheat flour+ little extra for dusting
- 1 1/2 Cup Chopped methi leaves/Fenugreek leaves
- 1 Teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1 Teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 Cup Yogurt
- 1/2 Cups water
- Salt to taste
- Ghee/clarified butter for brushing
Mix all the given ingredients except ghee and water. You will get some crumbly dry mixture.
Now, start adding water little at a time and knead simultaneously. Add water as required.
Once you get nice and soft dough, just like chapati dough, cover it and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Heat a griddle or skillet. I was all excited to use my new griddle which I got from the frying pan app which I just joined, but you can also use your normal skillet(Tawa).
Divide the dough into equal size balls, each about the size of a lemon.
Dust each one with some dry flour and roll them using rolling pin in either square shape or round shape. I have prepared my parathas in square shape. You can refer to my video above to check out the details.
Flip the rolled parathas on the skillet or griddle. Cover and let them cook for about a minute or until you see tiny bubbles popping out.
Flip and brush or drizzle some ghee on the cooked side. Cook on the other side for another minute . Flip, apply ghee and remove on the plate.
Repeat this process for the rest of the dough.
Enjoy them hot with pickle or yogurt.
I just wanted to mention that the griddle which you can see above is gifted to me by the frying pan app. They have a beautiful app and if you are interested do visit their page. My recipes are featured there too.