Thursday, July 21, 2011

Methi paratha- menthem kura paratha/ Indian healthy bread


Methi Paratha or green leaf bread of India, is made with very nutritious leafy vegetable. It's unique flavor gives very nice taste to the bread. I love having it any time, for break fast, lunch/dinner. There are many versions of methi paratha with simple variations, some prepare stuffed one, some prepare onion-methi paratha etc., today we will see the basic version of methi paratha.

Ingredients:
  • Wheat flour 2 cups -makes around 5 parathas 
  • Fresh fenugreek leaves  1 cup ( picked leaves)
  • Coriander/cilantro leaves  a handful
  • Curd or yogurt approximately 3 tspn
  • Green chilies 3-finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste 1tspn
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tspn
  • Sugar 1 tspn(or less)-optional
  • Oil 1 tbsp(3-4 tspn….3 tspn for mixing in dough and rest for applying on parathas while cooking)
  • Salt as per taste


Method:
  • Take 2 cups of wheat flour,add salt,turmeric powder and sugar
  • Pick methi leaves,rinse thoroughly with water,place these in colander to drain out excess water
  • Coarsely grind (without adding water) methi leaves along with chopped coriander leaves,green chillies.
  • You can use ginger garlic paste or you can add 5 cloves of garlic and about an inch size piece of ginger to methi mixture while grinding, add this mixture to the flour
  • Beat the curd properly ,add little water if needed to prepare sort of buttermilK.
  • Add this buttermilk little by little and knead the flour till it binds properly(as done for phulka or rotis)
  • Finally add 1 tbsp of oil and smoothen it all round.
  • Let it rest (covered) for about an hour
  • Later divide the dough into 5-6 small size rounds.
  • Roll each one as regular roti(not too thick as parathas but not too thin like phulka)

  • Place it on hot griddle and roast it on both sides,drizzling a tad of oil while flipping ,till small brown spots appear on surface
  • Serve them with any curry/ curd

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