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Methi paratha recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
I have attempted methi parathas very few times and i don’t have a proper recipe, and very recently i got this recipe from my friend,who makes this very nicely. So after knowing the proper recipe, now i wanted to try this and blog this one. So without any delay i went to the market the next day and bought these fresh methi leaves and tried the paratha. Check out my methi thepla recipe too.

It came out very nice and  i loved the texture of the dough while rolling it.

Methi paratha

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Methi leaves   1 small bunch
     Whole wheat flour   2 cups
     Salt  as needed
     Milk   1/2 cup
     Coriander powder   1/2 tsp
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
     Garlic  (crushed)  2-3 cloves
     Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
     Ajwain | Omam  2 pinches
     Oil   1 tblsp
     Water    as needed
     Garam masala   2 pinches


  • Clean the leaves and cut them into finely.
  • Wash them thoroughly
  • Crush the garlic (a mortar and pestle can do this job)
  • In a kadai, add 2 tsp of oil and put the cuminseeds and crushed garlic.
  • Just saute them for a minute .

Methi paratha

  • Add the methi leaves and throw in the chilli powder,coriander powder ,turmeric powder ,salt and garam masala(if using).
  • Saute for 3-5 mins.

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  • Now switch off the flame and add this mixture to the atta flour
  • Mix this nicely.
  • Add the ajwain seeds.
  • Add the milk and start kneading it into a smooth dough.
  • Add water also as the quantity of milk won’t be sufficient to knead the dough.
  • Add a tsp of oil to the dough and cover it with a lid and let this it for half an hour.
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  • Make equal balls out of these dough and roll them into circles.
  • Since i decided to make   parathas ,i rolled it into little thick circle.

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  • Heat a tawa and  put the paratha in it.
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  • When it is done on both sides,add a tsp of oil and transfer it to a plate.
  • Repeat this process for the rest of the balls.
  • Serve hot with any pickle/yogurt.

Methi paratha

  1. You can replace homemade sambar powder  for chilli powder and coriander powder.
  2. Adding garlic to this will subdue the flavour of methi , but not much more.
  3. If you want the flavour of methi leaves in particular, just skip the procedure of adding garlic.
  4. Sauting methi leaves will reduce the bitterness of the leaves.

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Rachana August 30, 2010 - 2:14 pm

One of my favourite parathas... Absolutely delicious!

aipi August 30, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Wow..my all time fav..looks delicious !!
Clicks are very very tempting:)

admin August 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm

Thats toooo quick rachana and aipi.
Thanks for ur encouraging comments

srividhya Ravikumar August 30, 2010 - 2:23 pm

wow...lovely paratha jeyashri...delicious..

kothiyavunu.com August 30, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Beautiful & perfect looking paratha..nice click too..:)

Prathibha August 30, 2010 - 2:43 pm

I love them....I dont add garlic,rest all same..and I dont even saute them..I like to use them fresh.

♥Aps♥ August 30, 2010 - 3:22 pm

I like it.... I add 2 peanut sized jaggery and dont add garlic....
Lovely click 🙂

Sushma Mallya August 30, 2010 - 3:26 pm

lovely clicks jeyashri,looks yum

Subhashini August 30, 2010 - 4:26 pm

thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.even I am gonna to make this 2morrow.

Sharmilee! :) August 30, 2010 - 4:53 pm

Nice clicks....luv methi thepla very much....just need raita to finish off the plate

priya August 30, 2010 - 5:10 pm

fav paratha.....looks so tempting and soft!!!!

Sadhana August 30, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Excellent one dear!!! beautiful pics.

Shabitha Karthikeyan August 30, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Looks so perfect !!! Reminds me of my Mom..She makes all kind of stuffed paratha's. I'm surely trying this..Bookmarked !!!!

Pavithra August 30, 2010 - 6:35 pm

My very very fav one and i dont saute them... rest are same. Pictures are beautiful.

Priya August 30, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Wat a healthy parathas, looks awesome..

Vrinda August 30, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Perfect parathas n healthy tooo...

Home Cooked Oriya Food August 31, 2010 - 1:02 am

looks yum!

RAKS KITCHEN August 31, 2010 - 2:51 am

Adding garlic is a nice twist to methi paratha,will try once! Love the first picture very much!

Premalatha Aravindhan August 31, 2010 - 3:28 am

fantastic paratha,very tempting pics...

vidhas August 31, 2010 - 3:46 am

Totally new way for me to make methi paratha, love to try this. Come and collect your award from my blog.


Dr.Sameena Prathap
August 31, 2010 - 11:02 am


great healthy paratha...

lovely clicks too!!!



Sarah Naveen August 31, 2010 - 11:58 am

oh I love this..looks so yummy!!

Panchpakwan August 31, 2010 - 3:44 pm

Looks so delicious paratha..

PALATABLE August 31, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Sounds healthy and delicious, lovely click...


Gulmohar August 31, 2010 - 5:34 pm

flavorful paratha...looks perfectly yumm

Aparna S Mallya September 1, 2010 - 7:59 pm

One of my favourite parathas!

Shanthi September 2, 2010 - 10:18 am

Absolutely delicious and tempting. Luv the pictures too

Sathu's Art October 6, 2010 - 12:37 pm

jeyama, its looking wonderful...i got the feel of eating it....

foodie @ tastingspot October 10, 2011 - 4:18 am

looks very very delicious and tempting... will definitely try it out

Jayashree GOPI SWAMINATHAN July 6, 2016 - 1:33 am

Can we knead the atta previous night itself &refrigerate it

jeyashri suresh July 7, 2016 - 7:22 am

Yes you can do it. Keep it in a airtight container


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