Recipe: Methi Paratha
Delicious, warm, and filled with vibrant flavors, methi paratha is a favorite traditional Indian flatbread for breakfast. This stuffed flatbread is made with fresh fenugreek leaves, known as Methi in India, and can be served hot with butter, yogurt, pickles, or chutney. Let’s take a look at how to make your own flavorful and aromatic Methi Paratha at home.
– 2 cups of wheat flour
– 2 cups of finely chopped methi leaves
– 1 teaspoon of crushed fenugreek seeds
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 2 tablespoons of ghee or butter
– Extra wheat flour for rolling
1. Start by rinsing the fenugreek leaves and pat them dry. Then, finely mince the leaves, ensuring they are as small as possible.
2. In a bowl, combine the wheat flour, minced methi leaves, crushed fenugreek seeds, salt, and ghee or butter. Mix together until fully combined.
3. Knead together the mixture until a soft but firm dough is formed. You may need to use a few tablespoons of water if the dough is too dry.
4. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts, then roll each part into a ball. Then roll out each ball, until it forms a circle about six inches wide.
5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and place one paratha on the skillet. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom side is lightly browned. Then, flip the paratha over and let cook for 1-2 minutes or until golden-brown.
6. Once cooked, transfer the methi paratha onto a plate and brush with ghee.
7. Repeat the process with the remaining parathas. Serve warm with yogurt, chutney, pickles, or butter. Enjoy!