Sunday, January 9, 2011

Methi Paratha-Methi Paratha recipe-How to make Methi Paratha

Fenugreek leaves or methi leaves are very good for health as they are rich in antioxidant, iron and also a good source of dietary fiber. It also has vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium and selenium. It is beneficial to diabetic patients and also helps to alleviate the symptoms of both menstruation and menopause. In short fenugreek has numerous health benefits which can help in overall well being. So try to include it in your diet at least once in a week.Today we will learn how to make Methi Paratha (2 methods) following our easy recipe.

Methi Paratha

Method-1 How to make Methi Paratha (without cooking the leaves)

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - 5 mins for each paratha
Yields - 5-6 parathas for 1 cup of wheat flour

methi leaves-fenugreek leavesFenugreek leaves

Ingredients needed

Wheat flour - 2 cups
Methi leaves/fenugreek leaves - 1 cup
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp (optional)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil -2 tbsp

Oil for making parathas


1.Wash methi leaves and drain the water. Chop it finely.

2.Mix wheat flour, methi leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera/cumin seeds, salt and 2 tbsp of oil together. Add water little at a time and make a soft dough as shown in the picture below. Cover it and let it sit for 1 hour.

How to prepare methi paratha

3.Now make equal sized balls out of it and roll the balls dusting a little flour into round shaped chapati with a rolling pin. 

4.Heat a tawa and place the rolled out dough on it and cook for a minute.When bubbles start appearing, apply a little oil and flip it over to the other side. Let the other side also get cooked well. 

5.Apply a little ghee and serve it with lemon pickle or curd or raita or chutney or any side dish of your choice.

Method -2 -Another variation (made by cooking fenugreek leaves)

Yields -5-6 methi parathas

Ingredients needed 

Wheat flour -1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Onion finely chopped - 1/4 cup
Ginger-garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Methi leaves/ fenugreek leaves - 1 cup

Spice powder

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder -1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 3/4-1 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)


Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions.

Saute until onions turn pink. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw flavor goes.

Then add finely chopped methi leaves, all the spice powder, little salt and cook on medium flame until the methi leaves wilt. (see picture below). You do not have to add water for cooking the leaves. If required, add 1-2 tbsp of water. Leave it to cool.

Then add wheat flour to it and mix well. Add water little at a time and prepare a soft dough. Grease your hand with oil and knead to a smooth dough. Keep it aside for 1 hour.(picture below)

how to make methi paratha

Roll out the dough just like chapati. Heat a tawa and cook both sides until brown specks appear (follow the same procedures mentioned in method 1 for cooking the parathas).

cooking methi paratha

Apply a little ghee or butter and serve with curd, pickle or chutney.

Note - It will stay soft even hours later if you keep it wrapped in a soft cotton cloth.

Check out more Paratha Recipes  (find a list of paratha recipes in the link given)

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  1. Hey Padhu,

    Methi paratha looks really inviting...fell like grabbing a few rite now..Check out the soup recipes event in my blog...:)


  2. yummy and healthy paratha...looks so lovely.

  3. Very healthy paratha... my fav:)

  4. Methi parathas...tastes good and healthy too...

  5. Lovely parathas, Love it any time, I came here to wish you and your family a wonderful new year ahead and Happy sankranthi too

  6. Mouthwatering them with tea !

  7. Love methi Parathas..Healthy and nutritious....Beautiful presentation..

  8. delicious and healthy looking parathas

  9. Padminiji.what a nutritous healthy paratha,looks yummyumm

  10. Dear padhu
    How are you? I love methi paratha and this is the season. Today I am going to make the other variation i.e stuffing the methi leaf mix in the paratha .
    Have a nice day

  11. darn! I had methi at home last night which I made into dal. I should have used it to make this parathas. Looks so good.

  12. wow..yummy n healthy parathas..lov d color...

  13. OMG..You made me crave for methi parathas now....

  14. I just love the flavours of methi in all dish, lovely parathas.

  15. Parathas look lipsmackingly yummy. Would love to try out your recipe soon.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Methi paratha looks delicious. Love methi paratha.

  17. looks delicious! the plate looks very inviting.

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  19. Delicious paratha Padhu! I love the flavour of methi so much that I try to use it as much as I can and it is healthy too!

  20. Hi Padhu,
    Regarding your question in my blog, yes you can post it without logo, if you give a link to the event that would be fine.

  21. yummylecious to know abt the recipe of aaloo paratha also..

  22. I just love this easy and quick

  23. There's nothing better than fresh made bread, lovely recipe :)

  24. Hey mix a spoon of besan to the wheat flour...

  25. Many thanks--Love methi and the parathas are super. I am sharing with friends on Facebook also-Wish you a Happy New Year and keep writing; I enjoy the posts --Thanks, Rgds,TR

  26. very flavorful and delicious paratha :) looks so yummy , perfectly done dear :)

  27. Healthy and flavorful parathas, thanks for sharing.

  28. Delicious partha padhu and ke posting new receipes

  29. Add little curd in method 1to counter stickiness of methi. Enhances softness and flavour

  30. Yes, this paratha is one of my favourite. It is good to add curd while making the dough which will enhance the taste of paratha a lot.

  31. Hi, Thanks for the recipe. It came out very good. My family loved it!

  32. Kya hum methi ko wheat k ball k andar bhar skte h jaise hum alloo k parathe bnate h waise

    1. Yes, you can make like my aloo paratha but the stuffing should be very dry with no moisture. Otherwise you will have difficulty rolling the parathas.

  33. Very nice...:) I tried n it came out well n it was tasty:) thanq!


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