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Methi Paratha

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The combination of methi and potatoes give nice flavor to the paratha. This is not stuffed paratha. While making the dough, potatoes and fenugreek leaves are added. These fenugreek leaves give nice color to paratha. This is perfect with tea as a snack in morning. You can serve this with pickles, raita or plain yogurt.


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Methi Paratha
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Category: Bread
Yield: 12 parathas
  • Potatoes – 2 medium, boiled and mashed
  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) – 4 cups, first measure leaves then wash and chop
  • Chapatti atta – 1 ¼ cups + more for dusting while rolling paratha
  • Clarified butter (ghee) – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilies – 4, chopped finely
  • Ginger paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Red chili powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Dry mango powder (Aamchur powder) – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 3 tablespoons or more or less (depends on size of potatoes and moisture in potatoes)
  1. Heat the clarified butter or ghee in a pan.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle. Then add chopped green chilies and ginger paste. Let it cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Then add washed and chopped fenugreek leaves, red chili powder. Mix well. Cook it till all the moisture goes away. It will take about 2 minutes.
  4. Keep aside to cool.
  5. After it cool take them in a large bowl. Add mashed potatoes, chapatti atta, salt, Aamchur powder. Mix well.
  6. Add little water about a tablespoon at a time as needed. Knead them into soft dough. Apply some oil on it and cover it and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, knead it again to make it smooth. Divide it into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion between your palm and press into a circle.
  8. Dip the flattened ball into dry chapati flour and coat well. Roll it gently in to circle about 6 inch in diameter. (If you need to than you can use dry flour while rolling but don’t use more than 2 times otherwise end product will be dry.)
  9. Heat the skillet on medium heat.
  10. Once hot placed rolled paratha on the skillet. When you see bubbles on it flip it.
  11. After few seconds apply some oil on it and flip it again and press gently using spatula and cook until you see some brown spot on bottom side.
  12. Apply some oil again on other side and flip and cook on that side. When done take it out from skillet and put in insulated container to keep it hot.
  13. Repeat same procedure for rest paratha.
Additional Info
Serve with pickle or chutney or yogurt or raita.

Categorized under Indian Breads, Nuts Free, Punjabi

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  • Hamsa Narayanan January 12, 2015, 9:03 am

    Thank you Kanan….Methi roti came out very well…my family loved eating it

    • Kanan January 12, 2015, 4:57 pm

      Nice to hear that your family liked it.

  • Anitha May 7, 2013, 10:56 pm

    I would like to try this recipe. Can i use frozen methi leaves instead of fresh ones?


    • Kanan May 7, 2013, 11:11 pm

      Yes Anitha, you can use frozen methi leaves. just reduce the quantity of methi leaves. use only 1 to 1 1/2 cups of methi if using frozen. procedure will be same. Hope this helps.

  • MANISHA May 15, 2012, 7:09 pm

    ITS IS VERY NICE With perfect arrangements of pics ……

  • Rasya Srinath April 12, 2012, 6:20 am

    reminds me of my mom.. i love this & she makes them just like u do.. wonderful kanan !

  • Hema April 9, 2012, 4:39 pm

    Love aloo and methi combo in parathas, very inviting click..

  • Rathai April 9, 2012, 12:55 pm

    The methi parathas look very flavourful. We sometimes add all kinds of veggies like coriander, onions, green chilis etc. whatever we have handy at home. The methi parathas would be interesting to try out as I have never tasted fresh methi before. Thanks for your compliment on my new layout. I was actually thinking of changing it back to the old one. :) The new one does not have all the widgets the old one had but I’ll see if I can get them up.

  • Lubna Karim April 9, 2012, 7:16 am

    Love the idea of adding aloo to methi paratha….looks yum…

  • Cham April 9, 2012, 5:24 am

    Delicious Parathas, good one!

  • daksha April 8, 2012, 2:35 pm

    Wow! looks so perfect Thepla…. i like with sukhi bhaji and athela marcha:).

    • Kanan April 8, 2012, 5:24 pm

      You are absolutely right. I love it with athela marcha.

  • maha April 8, 2012, 1:25 pm

    thanx 4 d step by step pictures….luks hot n yumm.can v use dry M.leaves?here its diff 2 find fresh ones.

    • Kanan April 8, 2012, 5:28 pm

      I have never tried with dried fenugreek leaves but I think you can make this with dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi). Just reduce the amouth of methi by 1 1/2 cups and soak them in a water for 10-15 minutes, squeeze out the water and proceed the same way.

  • Asmita April 8, 2012, 11:34 am

    I Love all types of parathas. Methi, aaloo, gobi. These look delicious! I really wish I could get to eat that now with my breakfast. Last week , I bought methi from the Indian store, all for $1. A huge bunch and I made so many gravies with. Making these parathas would have been a great idea too!

  • radha April 8, 2012, 11:00 am

    I will try this with the addition of potato the next time. Looks so good.

  • yummychunklet April 8, 2012, 1:54 am

    Wow. This looks really good!