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Methi Paratha On The Go

Written By Srimathi Mani on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 12:21 PM

All I know of methi paratha is what my friend's mom Ila Aunty used to make for us in her kitchen.The perfect balance of spice, salt and sweet. Its been years since I have had something some like that. Every time we wanted to indulge in some methi paratha we used to buy the ready made ones from the Indian store.Generally, at the grocery store I have always passed on the methi leaves because I have never enjoyed the process of prepping the leaves. A few days ago I was at the new International grocery store Laloush on Poway Road in San Diego asking for curry leaves. The helper got me 2 bunches of very fresh methi leaves thinking they were curry leaves. I had a hard time to refuse them and I ended up buying them. I looked at it in my fridge for 2 weeks and finally made methi paratha. Since I had no clue as to what Ila Aunty added in her paratha. I played around with some sugar, salt and chilli powder and somewhere I found the balance for a sweet, salty and spicy pratha. Here is for memories sack my version of Thepla or Methi Paratha. Harry, my biggest critic and fan here is the paratha I promised to post. My entry to Me and My Kitchens' s EFM event: Paratha and Gravies



Gadgets:

Bowl
Measuring spoons and cups
Bowl
Rolling pin
Thava or griddle


Ingredients:

Wheat flour/ Atta - 2 1/2 cups
Chilli Powder - 2 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Water enough to make a lightly sticky dough- 1 cup + 1 tsp
Methi Leaves - 1 bundles ( 2 cup )



Preparation: Makes 14 paratha's

1. In a bowl add the flour and the powders, salt and sugar and mix well.

2. Add the oil to the flour mix well to distribute evenly Then add the methi leaves and mix with flour well.

3. Add water and mix well to make a dough. Cover and set the dough aside for 5 - 10 minutes.

4. Taking 1/2 a gold ball size dough dab it in flour and roll it out thin dabbing a little flour to stop sticking when needed.

5. Make 8 inch circles and put it on the tava which has been heated on little over medium heat.

6. Cook until the bubbles start to form and flip the paratha over and cook on the reverse side.

7. Apply some(1 tsp) oil on both side and cook on both sides, remove and store in a covered box. This keeps the methi paratha soft. Best with pickle and yogurt.

20 comments:

  1. One of my favorite paranthas!

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  2. Hey Srimathi,Methi paratha is very delicious..first time here..you have a very nice blog..I'm following you Dear...I'v an event going on for this month..see whether you can send entries..drop in at my blog sometime..

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  3. I love all kinds of stuffed rotis and use methi quite often.

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  4. love these methi parathas!
    first time here.. MFF seems very innovative..will definately send something..

    following u..

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  5. Oh my fav one ..looks so delicious sri and moreover Your click is making me drool.My stomach is grumbling...

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  6. Methi parathas look perfect !

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  7. Whn I wanted to post methi theplas,I was just blinking for a while to how to present it,and the way u hav presented made me think,why it dint struck for me to present it this way! Beautiful!

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  8. Thank you all for all the supportive comments. It does make me feel good.Regarding my click it was one of those things that happened. All by divine grace. :)

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  9. What a beautiful click !! healthy methi parota !!

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  10. methi parathas are one of my favorite kinds. I add a little of Kasuri methi along with the fresh ones when I make these parathas.

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  11. beautiful presentation...and parathas have come out so well.

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  12. Perfect parathas just the way it should be.

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  13. Parathas look so ready to go! its one of our favorites..yours looks so uniform with methi and flour..mine comes up in different shapes ;)

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  14. that's delicious..Love methi parathas and yours look fabulous

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  15. The stack of parathas rolled looks wonderful!
    Now it works Sri :)

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  16. Healthy & yummy paratha,came out perfectly

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  17. Oh one of my fav..morever ur snaps make me drooling...perfect yar..frst time here..u have wonderful space here...will keep following...

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  18. This is my fav paratha, u've done a great job with it, loooks yummy!

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  19. Same pinch I too made it today with a different version........Looks soft

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  20. I'm wondering what are methi leaves since I've never heard of them. Lovely picture.

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