Hello Everyone! I really could not help going off the blog for a while though I have to admit that I did miss writing a lot lot lot. So here I am with yet another healthy Indian recipe- easy if you are used to making chapatis. Slightly difficult if you have never rolled any dough. But, its a paratha so it does not need to be really thin and really round. You know what I mean? 😉
I have made this a multigrain paratha not only to make it healthier (higher fibre, lower glycemic index) but also because the mix of grains gives it a wholesome texture and taste. You can make the same paratha using only whole wheat flour too.
2 cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp oil for the methi and another 1 tbsp to brush on the paratha (optional)
1/2 cup jowar (millet) flour
1/2 bajra flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Some water about 1.5 cup to bind the flour
– Chop the methi leaves and saute them on 1 tsp oil in a fry pan till some of its water content is reduced. Doing this, will prevent your dough from becoming sticky and loose.
– In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients and the methi and bind a dough adding little water at a time to make a soft dough.
– Make egg sized balls out of the dough, roll them in whatever shape you like, it should look like a soft tortilla. Add some extra dry whole wheat flour to help rolling of the dough.
– Roast the paratha on both the sides on a non stick pan. You can also brush it with some oil so that its not too dry. Make sure to brush it in the end other wise the oil will get soaked up into the paratha.
– Enjoy hot parathas with green chutney or fresh curd (yoghurt).