Entire wheat flatbreads with new fenugreek leaves, this Methi Paratha is particularly famous in northern India during winters.
Best appreciated with white spread and a cup of chai!
Winters in Delhi are unmistakable food savvy. There are sure things which you would find in each family unit just during winters – like Gajar Halwa, makai ki roti and Sarson ka saag and these methi parathas!
New methi (fenugreek) leaves are in bounty during winters thus they are utilized in quantities of plans during this season. Methi leaves are plentiful in nutrients and minerals and are likewise known to positively affect cholesterol and sugar levels.
Aloo methi (potatoes with fenugreek leaves) is quite normal yet my number one approach to appreciate methi is these parathas.
My affection for paratha is ceaseless, I like them all. Regardless of whether it’s full paratha or plain paratha, I grew up eating different types and now I make them frequently in my kitchen.
The ends of the week are quite often fixed for paratha in my home and since I spotted extremely new methi at the Indian store as of late, I needed to make methi parathas for our end-of-the-week informal breakfast.
Methi paratha can be made unexpectedly. I like mine actual essential – I scarcely add anything to my parathas because I truly love the flavor of new methi and don’t need anything to overwhelm it.
My relative pounds the methi to glue and afterward works the mixture with that glue. So those parathas turn out exceptionally green.
I like to slash the methi and add to the batter, essentially because that is how it was made in my home so I am simply accustomed to it. You can make these in at any rate you like. A few people likewise add yogurt to the batter.
At the point when you get new methi, it’s very filthy thus it should be washed well. I first bravery the leaves just and afterward wash 2-3 times in a bowl of water. At that point let the water channel and afterward leave the leaves.
I like to slash methi leaves by hand and not utilize a food processor yet you may utilize one.
I don’t utilize a ton of elements for these parathas. I like to keep it straightforward with the goal that the flavor of the methi radiates through.
Methi (new fenugreek leaves)– for these parathas you need new methi, that is the thing that gives the parathas their flavor.
You can discover methi at Indian supermarkets when they are in season.
Atta (entire wheat flour)– the regular atta that we use in India to make Rotis is the thing that we additionally use for making parathas.
Garam Masala–this is just powdered flavor that I use for these flavors and I utilize a next to no sum.
Ajwain (carom seeds)– I love adding ajwain to all my parathas thus I add somewhat here too.
Green bean stew is utilized for flavor and zest. You can change this to taste.
Different fixings that you can add to these parathas incorporate cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, red bean stew powder, and so forth
Like I said, I keep it exceptionally straightforward since that is the way it was made in my home. My relative truth be told doesn’t add anything to her methi parathas aside from salt and new methi leaves.
It’s the kind of greens that needs to radiate through here.
Oftentimes Asked Questions
Are these parathas veggie lovers?
Indeed, these are veggie lovers since I like cooking my parathas with oil. They will not be vegetarian if you use ghee to cook them.
Would I be able to utilize Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) to make these parathas?
You may if that is your lone alternative yet as I would like to think it’s no counterpart for the parathas made with new methi.
How to serve methi paratha?
I love them with achar (pickle), anyway Sarvesh grew up eating them with white margarine (in evident Punjabi style)!
You can likewise serve them with yogurt and obviously, a cup of chai is a must!
1-To an enormous bowl, add all the fixings atta, hacked methi leaves, garam masala, ajwain, cleaved green stew, salt, and 2 teaspoons oil.
2-Add water gradually to manipulate to a smooth and delicate batter. You will require 1/2 to 3/4 cup water (contingent upon the nature of the atta you are utilizing). Cover and rest the batter for 20 minutes.
3-Then gap it into 8 equivalent parts, each weighing around 65-67 grams. In the interim warmth the Tawa or iron skillet on medium-high warmth.
4-Take one mixture ball (keep any remaining covered so they don’t dry out), and move it between your palms to make a circle. At that point level it and begin moving to utilize a roller.
Residue with dry atta depending on the situation and move equitably to a circle of around 6-7 crawls in measurement. Ensure that the paratha is moved equitably.
5-Then spot the moved paratha onto the hot Tawa. Cook the side for around a moment and afterward flip over.
6-Apply oil, cycle 1/4 teaspoon on the half-cooked side, and afterward flip once more.
7-Now apply oil on the opposite side also. Press with a spatula and cook the paratha until the two sides have brilliant earthy colored spots on them.
8-Repeat with the excess batter balls and make all parathas correspondingly.
Serve methi paratha with pickle, yogurt, and a cup of chai.