Thursday, July 14, 2011

Methi Paranthas!

Methi leaves are commonly used in many North Indian dishes, called as vendaya keerai in Tamil.

This receipe is a different variation, wherein the leaves are mixed in the dough and rolled out to make yummy parathas :-)

Ingrediants - ( 2 people)

  1. All purpose flour ( wheat ) - 2 cups

  2. salt - to taste

  3. Methi leaves - 1 cup ( leaves plucked seperately ,washed several times and finely chopped )

  4. chilli pdr - 1/2 tsp

  5. Turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp

  6. Garlic - 2 or 3 cloves finely chopped (optional)

  7. warm water to kneed the dough

  8. oil

Method -

  1. In a big kneading pan, add all the ingrediants and slowly add water to make a soft dough.

  2. After making the dough , roll it again with a spoon of oil and allow it to sit for 1o to 15 mins.

  3. Heat tava, roll out a portion of the dough and make them into puffed yummy parathas!

As you can see , i ve served it with dal and curd, pickle will also do.

Nutritional content:

Methi leaves are rich is protein, phosporous,calcium and iron in their natural forms, its mineral and vitamin contents are also very high and this is easily assimilated by our body.

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