Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stuffed Methi Paratha

Hi Friends, I'm doing great. How about you all? Thanks to you all for your kind enquiries about my sudden absence from this blog world. I too missed all your delicious recipes. This was just an unplanned break and that is the reason I couldn't inform you all in advance. Very sorry about that. I'm sure to catch up with all your recipes soon.

Now, I'm with a wonderful and healthy recipe "Stuffed Methi Paratha". Methi (Fenugreek), also known as Greek Hay, is an amazing herb with unique aroma and taste. The major health benefit of methi is that it helps in reducing blood sugar level. The other health benefits are, it increases haemoglobin and works as a blood purifier. Apart from these major benefits, it helps in digestion and hairloss as well. It is always good to include methi in our regular diet.

Ingredients :

1. Wheat Flour - 2 cups
2. Salt - 1/2 tsp
3. Water - Approximately one Cup
4. Oil or ghee

For the Filling :

1. Methi leaves - 1 Bunch
2. Onion - 1/4 Cup (Finely Chopped)
3. Red chilly Powder - 1 tsp
4. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
5. Chickpea Flour - 1 tbs
6. Oil - 1 tbs
7. Salt - 1/2 tsp





Procedure :

1. Combine flour, salt and a teaspoon of oil/ghee. Mix together. Sprinkle water a little by little and prepare a soft dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for about 30 minutes.

2. Now, pour oil in a pan. Add onion and saute till it turns golden brown.

3. Add cleaned methi leaves. Saute for few minutes.

4. Add salt, chilly powder and garam masala. Mix them thoroughly.

5. Finally add chickpea flour. Keep stirring the mixture for few minutes.

6. Switch off the stove. Let the mixture cool down.

7. Now, roll out the dough in to small discs. Take a spoonful of methi masala mixture and place it in the centre of the rolled disc.

8. Bring the edges of the disc towards the centre so that the dough covers the masala.

9. Flatten gently with a rolling pin.

10. Heat a dosa pan, add a teaspoonful of oil or ghee and cook the stuffed parathas on both the sides.






31 comments:

jayashree` said...

This is a must-try recipe.

kaveri said...

That's a healthy and delicious paratha...Never thought of making a filling out of methi leaves...have always..used the leaves directly in the flour...

Divya.M said...

healthy parathas......

Biny Anoop said...

paratha looks gud.....nicely cut .gud for kids

chitraj.hegde said...

nice parata..my fav..looking yummy

Mina Joshi said...

Glad to know that you are fine. Thanks for sharing this recipe. The parathas look delicious. I love the idea of stuffed methi paratha. I'll bookmark it try soon as it's different from the theplas we make.

Nandini said...

They're healthy and perfect for lunch! Awesome with pickles!

Archana said...

Love it.

divya said...

Yummy and healthy paratha.. looks very tempting !!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and yummy parathas....

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious healthy parathas..

Ila said...

wonderful and tempting paratha :)

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful combination

Chitra said...

looks good!

Priya (elaichii) said...

Good to have you back Nithu! yummy parathas!

Kairali sisters said...

This isa m ust try for me, looks delicious..

Kiran said...

Yummy and healthy paratha.

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and filling paratha, marvellous..

Nithya said...

Looks really yummy. Awesome presentation. Makes me want to eat it right away :)

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious parathas..Wonderful presentation!

S.Menaga said...

healthy parathas looks good!!

தெய்வசுகந்தி said...

Nice presentation! I never tried this stuffed! May be next time.

Jayasri Ravi said...

love Methi paratha, but never used chickpea flour and onions with it, Mmmm.., love the smell of methi leaves

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithu,

That looks absolutely amazing dear. Love the parathas and color.

Hey, I was wondering if you saw about "MAITRI - A Friendship Chain" event. If not, please do take a look and try to participate, it will be fun :)

http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/03/maitri-friendship-chain.html

Send me an email @ priya.mitharwal@gmail.com

simply.food said...

Parathas look really delicious.

Preety said...

looks simply Delicious

lata raja said...

I have always mixed the methi leaves in the flour. Stuffing sounds such an awesome option....a must try recipe!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

The looks so delicious. Stuffing with methi is very interesting.

Mahi said...

Nice Idea nithu! Looks yummy! :P

Kalpana Sareesh said...

healthy perfect made parathas!!!

Varunavi said...

Healthy paratha