Methi Paratha

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Marriage as I said previously, is a strange alliance of two totally different personalities.No matter how much compatible two people are with each other, no matter how much they compromise and adjust, there are bound to be some differences in thoughts and opinions. So while shopping with hubby might be a wonderful pass time for you (obviously because of his credit cards), it could be a pure torture for Hubby dear. Watching a romantic movie together might be your idea of spending a day with him, but his mind must be surely wandering towards latest Sci-fi thriller that is been screened in the same Multiplex.

Searching food items in menu of a restaurant must be a general practice for him,while your eyes just roll on right side of menu (prize listed). While he might be large hearted when it comes to spending money on gizmos, you could be sulking for the so called, unnecessary expenditures.

Debating with a rickshawaala over few rupees must be CHINDIGIRI ( stingy/acting like miser) in his dictionary,while you thought it to be an act of consumer rights.

His techie talks might make you doze off in moments,while your  daily Soap opera  irks him to the extent that he almost bang his head on wall .Then there are so many little fights over wet towels on bed, scattered papers, misplaced socks, working till late nights and not spending enough time with family. The list could go on and on and on…..

But ever wondered what happens when the same person is not around for few days ? The whole world seems to turn topsy turvy ….those little irritating habits of him/her,suddenly seems to be cute.You actually start liking the things that you hated about him/her. you start missing those fights and tantrums and feel like a lovesick teenager (overlooking your salt and pepper hairs)

Well i don’t know about you,but i surely miss Him,when he is not around for few days (coz fixing leaky taps,carrying shopping bags,driving ,withdrawing money from ATMs are few things that I am not good at…he he he)

Jokes apart, lets move to the recipe of the day,which is simple Methi paratha.My hubby is very fond of Gujrati Theplas and I try to make them with all the culinary experiments.One such day,when I was asked to make theplas , panic hit me.I ran short of gramflour (chickpea flour) and not wanting to disappoint hubby dear, I just used wheat flour and went ahead with rest of the ingredients and procedure of Theplas.They turned out to be good,and so here I am sharing these lovely parathas with you all.

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Methi Paratha
Recipe type: Paratha recipe
Serves: 4
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A healthy paratha recipe, with methi leaves and whole wheat flour.
  • Wheat flour 2 cups -makes around 5 parathas (more or less depend on size of cup and parathas too)
  • Fresh fenugreek leaves  1 cup ( picked leaves)
  • Coriander leaves  a handful
  • Curd or yogurt approximately 5 tsp (flexible as per your taste)
  • Green chilies 2-3
  • Ginger garlic paste 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp (or less)
  • Oil 1 tbsp(3-4 tsp....3 tsp for mixing in dough and rest for applying on parathas while cooking)
  • Salt as per taste
  1. Take 2 cups of wheat flour,add salt,turmeric powder and sugar
  2. Coarsely grind (without adding water) methi leaves (pick them,rinse thoroughly with water, place these in colander to drain out excess water) along with coriander leaves,green chillies.
  3. 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
  4. Remember you need a coarse mixture and not a Chutney.
  5. Add this mixture to the flour
  6. Beat the curd properly,add little water if needed to prepare sort of buttermilk (lassi or chaach)
  7. Add this buttermilk little by little and knead the flour till it binds properly (as done for phulkas or rotis)
  8. Finally add 1 tbsp of oil and smooth-en it
  9. Let it rest (covered) for about an hour (Optional)
  10. Later divide the dough into 5-6 small size rounds.
  11. Roll each one as regular roti (not too thick as parathas but not too thin like phulkas)
  12. 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
  13. Serve them with any Subzi,papad or curd

This goes without saying, to our Just For You event, since I made these for my dearly loved hubby (blushing blushing blushing )

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22 thoughts on “Methi Paratha

  1. […] they can be thrown into sauces for flavouring and I am told that fenugreek makes mean spiced herby Gujerati paratha and out of this world bhajis. The fresh seeds can be simply fried for immediate use or roasted as a […]

  2. This is a great blog! Glad you have it up. I absolutely love methi rot is and can keep eating them. Will try your version out too.

  3. My hubby loves theplas too, and how many ever you make they become less. And i sure should not make them when he is around since he will keep eating them. So i make them when he is not around and then hide them. And I sure agree with your views but its always good to be away from hubby dears on regular basis, pyar badta hain

  4. Hi Alka,

    I’ve never tasted a methi paratha in my life but have heard so many times of it’s tastiness in many hindi movies. Now that I’ve found the authentic recipe, I think it’s high time I try it out. Unfortunately, I can’t get fresh methi leaves here, but would it taste the same with dry methi leauves???
    this is my first time in your blog. You have beautifully pictured, nice authentic vegetarian recipes here. And one more thing, my daughter’s name is Alka too.

  5. Nice write up Alka. Parathas look perfect as well. Just now i came to know about your ‘just for you’ event. Nice idea and i will definitely send in something for that.

  6. Great paranthas! And your story writing’s just so great – always makes me smile.

  7. Sometimes I wonder if the appeal of husbands is directly proportionate to their skills around the house …

  8. completely yours is different ingredients … will try it someday

  9. heee hhee..that was nice alka…thats the same way we all feel I guess…poor hubby dear never goes out, the moment he does all of us call …..lovely parathas!

  10. Hi Alka,

    When i read this it resembles our life too :-). Evne though we are opposite polls , I miss him when he is out of station. Lovely parathas. if we have to use gram flour means how much we should add, or fully we have to use gram flour.

  11. Woohooo!! Looks like loveguru is on the roll!! Great post, Alka:) You express my feelings exactly! My husband is out of town and I have got so used to him dropping the kids, and making my morning chai, forcing me to go through the morning walk, and though I have hazaar complaints when he is around I must say I am missing him!! But in many ways I relish the moments when I am alone too, as for shopping, movies etc…I enjoy these things better alone rather than with him.

  12. Well, its not surprising they say opposite poles attract! 🙂
    Methi parathas or rotis are the one way everyone eher will eat methi.

  13. Wow…the paranthas look so delicious! Lovely pic and lovelier writeup about marriage 🙂

  14. I love thepla too 🙂

    The hubby and I both go shopping together… thankfully it is fun for both of us 🙂

  15. it was nice reading your views about marriage. ya you are right, when he is not around, you start missing him and his habits.. it will be nice if they cud spend some time with us and then carry on with their work. why would we ladies complain?

  16. U have summed up our life:-) I cannot stand that constant changing of channels, yet am restless watching anything if he is not around & I CANNOT live without my Jaan for a single day:-(

    & also love methi parathas.

  17. I loved that gorgeous picture!!! Looks really great.

    Hey, remember women are from venus and men are from mars? So true!!:-D

  18. Like reading this post, we all have so many things in common and same time so different.
    Paratha with methi leaves looks delicious and I know its very aromatic too.

  19. i totally agree with you. so many differences yet soo together, I too miss Him when hez not around, & I start missing shopping & fighting too 🙂 I loved the parathas, makes an awesome meal

  20. Basantlal Nagdev says:

    “Koki” is Sindhi recipe and famous all over world,similarly Methi “Thepla” is famous Gujrati recipe. You cannot call it paratha becuse there is no stuffing and its thinner than paratha. Sesame seeds is a must in this recipe.
    Well optionally you may add red chilly powder (add less green chillies), pinch of Ajwain, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp jeera powder. 2 tsp of til (sesame seeds).
    Some add 2 tsp (or more) of besan and juice of 1/2 lemon. I once added 1/2 tsp oil of mango picke?
    Adding optional items increases shelf life of this thepla and this can be used in train journey for 3/4 days.
    This recipe goes best with “Choondo” or mango pickle.

  21. Great post! “overlooking salt and pepper hair” LOL!! True! I think I can’t stand him one more minute and then he leaves for weekend and yeah! I am not good handy work at home either! usually, I enjoy the tome off cooking etc and start feeding the kids from cans and freezer which they LOVE of course!;P

    Methi parathas looks yummy, healthy and tasty dish for your hubby to come back to! :))

  22. Wonderful post.
    My hubby don’t mind comming with me when i go for clothes shopping, mostly when i buiy new clothes i ask his opinion.
    Watching a romantic movie that he absloutley dislike, but i make him sit next to me and watch sometimes ( and watch all the other romantic movies when he is out of town)
    Like you said when he is not aorund i too miss him after few days.
    But i do think sometimes it is nice to have alone few days to apriciate eachother.

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