Methi Paratha Recipe is a Punjabi paratha recipe and also popular across North Indian regions. This methi paratha is used by making use of fresh methi leaves or fenugreek leaves and chapati dough. When we think of parathas they sound to be very complicated but honestly, parathas are quite easy if one knows how to make a phulka or chapati or layered rotis.
About the recipe
Methi ka paratha here is a Punjabi style recipe and I have used fresh methi leaves here but, dried leaves also called Kasuri methi too can be used to make these parathas.
Methi recipes are so healthy and one should include methi leaves in any form in diet and try out methi recipes such as methi roti, methi paratha, methi thepla etc for breakfast recipes... Methi is best for those suffering from diabetes.
Methi is a rarely used green leafy vegetable and it is generally used for toppings and not as a main ingredient but, methi should be made in every form be it in rice or curry form.
Also check out more punjabi recipes:
Methi lifts up the flavours of the dishes when combined with vegetables like aloo and matar etc...
The fragrance that it gives out is absolutely amazing. The methi leaves have been used in methi paratha and few spices have been added into it.
Here I have used atta or wheat flour and added methi leaves and few spices to the dough to make this wonderful recipe...
Parathas are commonly made in north india and different people follow different technique to make them. Stuffed parathas are best as they contain healthy vegetables too as the stuffing...
They are perfect for breakfasts too and the side dishes that go with paranthas are curries, raita etc...or can be eaten plain...
Parathas that are made with palak or methi do not take much time and are made as quick as a chapathi or roti...
Do check the recipe details on how to make methi paratha recipe in punjabi style.
Methi Paratha Recipe Punjabi
- 8 tbsp wheat flour
- 1 bunch freshly and finely chopped methi leaves or kasuri methi
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves
- salt - to taste
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ tsp green chillies
- ½ tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
- ½ tsp carom seeds ajwain
- 1 tsp oil
- water to make dough
- Firstly, take a mixing bowl, into it, add wheat flour into it.
- Add methi leaves into it, add coriander leaves and mix them with a spatula.
- Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, ginger garlic paste, carom seeds(ajwain).
- Add green chillies into it and oil.
- Mix everything well.
- Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough.
- Rest aside for 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into small/medium size portions.
- Take a small/medium portion of the dough.
- Take a rolling board and dust some flour on it.
- Roll the dough like a circular chapathi.
- Heat the tawa and place the paratha on it.
- Cook the down side of the methi paratha on medium flame for few seconds.
- Flip the paratha and oil/ghee all over the roti.
- Flip it again and apply oil on the other side.
- Flip and press the roti well on all sides with a spatula.
- Similarly press paratha on the other side and cook well.
- Serve it hot with any vegetable gravy or curry.
- Continue making parathas with the rest of the dough portions and serve hot!!!
- Do not get confused with the flipping of paratha and just cook the paratha well on both sides in a way similar to cooking roti.
- Garam masala powder, cumin seeds powder too can be added before kneading for a spicy flavour.