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Methi Chapathi | Methi Roti | Methi Parantha | How to make Methi Paratha

methi chapathi

Methi chapathi, also known as methi roti or methi parantha, among others, uses fresh methi leaves or fenugreek leaves. These are said to have abundant medicinal values. The wheat flour too adds to the health value of this dish. You may want to learn how to make methi paratha because it is more nutritious than the regular chapathi. Make methi chapathi a regular part of your diet, today.

Food Fact Fenugreek seeds are said to have the potential to prevent cancer.1

The methi roti recipe scores well on the ingredients scale too, as this dish does not require any special ingredients. Further, the number of items too in this recipe are less.

Is the methi chapathi tasty? Absolutely. The curd, onion, chilies and salt in the methi roti recipe make it a delight to eat. What is more, the jeera as an ingredient of this dish makes it easily digestible.

You may want to pack methi chapathi for a long-distance travel of 1-2 days. Why? This dish is healthy and will remain in good condition for this period. The methi roti will also be tastier after a day it's prepared.

Another reason to know how to make methi paratha is that it is does not need any side dish. You can savor this paratha as is. So, if you want to add an item, which is healthy, to the lunch box, especially for children, then methi roti is a great choice.

Food Fact The National Center for the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) says that fenugreek is used as a folk or traditional remedy, for, among others, diabetes and loss of appetite.2

In case you do want to use a side dish with methi chapathi, then ginger chutney is one of the choices. Fresh curd / yogurt too makes a good companion with this chapathi. Here is how to prepare curd at home.

More Methi Recipes
Are you interested in other methi recipes?

Visit the methi recipe central, for a list of dishes made from this wonder green leaves.

jolada rotti Jolada rotti or jowar roti, like methi chapathi, is said to offer excellent health benefits.

Ref: 1Medicinal Values of Fenugreek – A Review, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, www.rjpbcs.com/pdf/2013_4%281%29/%5B142%5D.pdf; 2Fenugreek, National Center for the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), nccam.nih.gov/health/fenugreek

4-5 parathas

Methi leaves / mentikoora / vendhaya keerai / menthya soppu / fenugreek leaves, 1 cup tightly packed
2. Wheat flour 1 cup
3. Onion 1
4. Cumin / jeera 1/4 teaspoon
5. Green chilies 2-3
6. Fresh coriander leaves, few sprigs
7. Curd/ yogurt 1 tablespoon
8. Salt to taste
9. Oil

How to make Methi Chapati / Methi Paratha Dough?

Pick and clean methi and coriander leaves with tender stem.

Refer to the section How to Pick and Clean Methi Leaves in the Methi Recipes page.
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2. Strain the water.

Chop the leaves.

Cut chilies and onion into large pieces.
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Dry grind jeera and chilies.
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Add onion.

Dry grind to a coarse mixture.
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5. sieve the wheat flour. methi chapathi s5
Add the leaves, salt and ground mixture to the flour.

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Add curd.

Use a few teaspoons of water and make a slightly firm dough.

Do not use too much water to make soft dough, as the methi leaves and the onion themselves contain water. It will make the dough softer gradually.
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8. Coat the dough with a few drops of oil.

Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
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How to make Methi Chapathi / Methi Paratha?

Make 4-5 equal-sized balls, from the dough, and flatten them. methi chapathi s9
Coat a flattened ball with wheat flour by dipping the ball in the flour.
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Roll out the ball into a large circle, of desired thickness, using a rolling pin.
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4. Keep the flame to high.

Heat a chapathi tava.
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Keep the flame to medium.

Place the raw parantha on the tava when it becomes hot.

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6. When the parantha surface changes the color, add and spread a few drops of oil with a spoon. methi chapathi s14
7. Flip the paratha.

Add and spread a few drops of oil.
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8. Flip the paratha and press its surface with a roti presser.

Cook till brown spots appear on the surface.

Flip again and press with the presser on uncooked spots.

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9. Methi chapathi / methi roti / methi parantha is ready.
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Methi Chapathi
If you do not have curd, use buttermilk.

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