Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha

Methi leaves are rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron and its mineral and vitamin contents are also high and this is easily assimilated by our body. I like methi leaves in any form..especially I loveee Methi paratha. My cousin used to make this recipe and now I am making it whenever I buy methi leaves :) I like this to have with raitha or pickle.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
No of Servings: 2
Spice level: 3 out of 5

  • Wheat flour-2 cups
  • Methi Leaves-1 bunch(chopped)
  • Onions-1 cup(finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  • Green chillies-2(finely chopped)
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp(according to spice level)
  • Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-2 tsp
Method of Preparation:
  1. Take 2 cups of flour in a round bottom vessel and add a little salt and 3/4 cup of water or more and knead it to make a smooth dough just like that for chapathi.
  2. Make small balls and keep it aside.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions till they become translucent.
  4. Then fry the greeen chillies followed by the ginger garlic paste.
  5. Then add the methi leaves followed by red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
  6. Fry them till the methi leaves become soft and let it cool for sometime.
  7. Now spread the dough to your palm size and keep 1 1/2 tsp of the stuffing in the center and fold it from all the sides.
  8. Now slowly spread the methi stuffed ball, like chappathi.
  9. Roll it in such a way that the stuffing should not come out but try to make it little transparent.
  10. Take a flat pan and fry the paratha by spreading little oil on both the sides till it becomes golden brown.
  11. Repeat the procedure for the remaining dough.
  12. Serve hot with Pickle or raitha.
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31 Responses to Methi Paratha

  1. Suman Singh June 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    WOW..delicious looking methi paratha…recipe sounds interesting n unique..yum!

  2. Nithu Bala June 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Dear Arthi, Methi Paratha is so yummy..healthy too..thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe..Happy to hear you tried chayote peel that the same procedure you follow or if it is something new and different please do share with us all and send it to my event..awaiting your entries..

    • arthi June 10, 2010 at 10:24 am #

      Hi Nithu,
      Thanks for your valuable comments!!I will make chayote peel chutney in different way.I wont use oats.I will send either that recipe or some other recipe within July 5th :)

  3. uma June 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    new and tasty way of methi parathas with onions :)

  4. Rachana June 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Delicious methi parathas…I love methi :-)

  5. Swathi June 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm #


    Nice methi paratha. I used make them whenever i get fresh leaves.

  6. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal June 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Wow, those look delicious, simply superb. I like the addition of methi masala as a ball stuffed in the roti, instead of mixed in the dough itself. I will surely try out this way.

    • arthi June 10, 2010 at 10:26 am #

      Thank you Priya.Yeah I feel we can enjoy the methi taste more when we make like this rather mixing with the dough!!

  7. love2cook June 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    WOW, what a tempting paratha! Never came across such b4!!! Looks so yumm…wish to have some now! :D

  8. Shobha June 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Looks delicious …I usually make methi-aloo parathas…will try out this one next time.

  9. Krishnaveni June 10, 2010 at 1:07 am #

    such a healthy paratha. must be delicious. perfect for this hot summer

  10. Nandini June 10, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    Mmm! This is nutritious! I’d have some with a potato side dish!

  11. Sushma Mallya June 10, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    One of my fav, looks yum arti…

  12. Deepa June 10, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    Delicious methi parathas… with little oil…that’s really good

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. jeyashrisuresh June 10, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    always make by mixing methi leaves to the dough.will try out this stuffed one

    • arthi June 10, 2010 at 10:27 am #

      Even I ve tried mixing methi with the dough. I like this one better!!

  14. Valarmathi June 10, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    Healthy and yummy parathas, looks delicious.

  15. Priya June 10, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    Wat a nutritious and healthy paratha..

  16. Sridevi June 10, 2010 at 6:54 am #

    Crispy and delicious parathaas…Nice clicks.

  17. Simply Life June 10, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    wow, that looks great!

  18. Neha June 10, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    great one…wonderful pics…I have some methi bunch in my refrigerator..going to try it. Liked the idea of cooking methi leaves and onion together before stuffing :)

  19. Panchpakwan June 10, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Looks spicy and tasty mehti paratha..Amazing pics.

  20. arthi June 10, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Thank you friends for your valuable comments!!

  21. sharada June 10, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Your methi paratha must have tasted great…nice snap too!!i make it the easy way just mix everything and roll.

    • arthi June 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks a lot for your encouraging comment sharada. I tried mixing everthing everything too. But I feel that I can enjoy the methi taste fully if I make like this..

  22. Manju Rajender June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Artthi, stuffed methi paratha looks very eye-catching. Loved the recipe. Will definitely try it.

  23. Rosa June 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    FabuĂ©ous paratha! I’d love to taste those methi leaves…



  24. Sarah June 14, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    looks so perfect and yummy!!! loved the click too

  25. arthi July 22, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Thank u friends for your lovely comments

  26. Shahana August 10, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    It is my favorie.Looks so perfect! Nice click too.

    • arthi February 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

      Thank you Shahana..

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