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Methi (Fenugreek) Paratha

Methi_Fenugreek_Paratha_1 Fenugreek leaves are known as ‘Methi’ in Hindi and as ‘Venthaya Keerai’ in Tamil. In Methi Paratha fenugreek leaves are added in whole-wheat flour with some spices, rolled, and cooked. Though this is a traditional north Indian food, it is now popular in all parts of India. I prepare Methi Paratha mostly for break-fast. Fenugreek leaves are very good for health and it also gives a nice flavour and taste to this parathas.

Serves: 4 to 5

Cooking time: 40 minutes other than cleaning methi leaves and keeping dough for 15 minutes.


  • Methi leaves chopped roughly and loosely packed – 2 cups
  • Whole-wheat flour – 2½ cups
  • Gram flour or chickpea powder – 2 table spoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Roasted cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafetida powder – pinch
  • Salt –as per taste
  • Oil – 2 tea spoon for adding in the dough
  • Oil for frying parathas

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  • In a bowl add wheat flour, gram flour, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder, asafetida powder and mix well; add chopped fenugreek leaves and make a soft by adding water little by little as required; spread 2 tea spoon of oil on the surface of the dough and keep for 15 minutes.

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  • Divide the dough into small balls; roll them flat as thin as possible with a rolling pin by dusting with some wheat flour.

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  • In a hot flat pan, cook paratha both sides by sprinkling some oil on both sides; repeat this for remaining dough also.

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  • Serve hot with pickle and curd.



Use only methi leaves, avoid using stem.

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya December 3, 2009, 10:37 am

    Nice yummy healthy paratha, i usually make this one …but ur recipe is different from mine so will try urs next time

  • Nithya December 3, 2009, 11:37 am

    Looks perfect and tempting. :) I love it too.

  • Priya December 3, 2009, 1:42 pm

    Such a healthy and prefect parathas…lovley..

  • prathibha December 3, 2009, 9:43 pm

    I even make it in a similar way..I add onions to this sometimes for a variation,

  • Padma December 7, 2009, 11:17 pm

    Healthy rotis. I love this. Looks perfect and very tempting.

  • Rohini December 10, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Perfectly yummy!!! Can you pls pass the plate??? 😀

  • rupa September 13, 2010, 12:50 pm


  • D September 2, 2012, 7:45 pm

    I love the way, you have added pictures for every step

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