Monday, 15 February 2010

Stuffed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) Paratha

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Hi.
Fenugreek is one of the most healthy green vegetable. Kids avoid eating it for it’s bitter taste. Gladly my kids never make fuss while eating it still I keep making new things with this vegetable to introduce it in our diet in various ways …to break the monotony.
The leaves of Fenugreek has many health benefits. It helps prevent and cure arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, skin problems and digestion related problem. I read another interesting fact that it helps in breast enlargement and also helps lactating mothers in milk secretion. In addition it helps prevent breast cancer and control PMS.
Normally while making Methi paratha the leaves are chopped and mixed in flour and the dough made. Here in this paratha more amount of methi can be incorporated in  the diet..This Paratha which I make with Methi is an excellent way to hide the methi in a very tasty way. While making this paratha one thing that has to be taken care is that the subzi of methi which needs to be stuffed should not be too dry but at the same time not to wet too. The paratha is spicy and has delectable flavour. It tastes best with curds and obviously some butter. The subzi in itself can be used as a side dish with regular roti.
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Ingredients
A bunch of fenugreek chopped
2 onions chopped
3 tsp g&g paste
7 spoons gram flour/besan
2 tsp red chili pwd
2 tsp coriander pwd
2 tsp cumin pwd
3 tsp amchoor/ dry mango pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
oil for cooking and shallow frying
regular wheat dough
Method
Heat oil and add onions, saute. Tip in the g&g paste and saute again till the raw smell disappears. Now add all spices and salt and saute again for a minute.
Put the chopped vegetable and cook. The leaves will wilt and release water. When 3/4 cooked add the gram flour gradually and keep mixing continuously. Keep scraping the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching. Cook till done and then cook further to make it slightly dry. Check the consistency in the pics.
Take a large lemon size dough. Spread it using fingers or roll it. Then take about double the volume of the stuffing and stuff it in the dough. Roll it to about 8-10 inch size.
Heat a griddle and then lightly roast the paratha on either side and then shallow fry using a little oil. A well rolled paratha puffs nicely on the griddle. See pics..

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This Paratha is good for lunch box. It can be served for break fast or even for lunch. I had packed these for my children's lunch boxes and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sending this to my event the COMBO EVENT.combo
Also sending it to RV and Sudeshna’s Food for 7 stages of life – Tiffin Box

Yasmeen’s Bitter Better Foods and Think Spice- Think Amchoor at taste buds by Bhagyashree and is the brain child of Sunita
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50 comments:

Prathibha said...

I have always made methi paratha in mixing the atta and I do combinations like aloo methi paratha and all,but never tried this way wid besan...looks really yumm wid dat butter on top...we just love paratha's...

Anncoo said...

Have never seen a fenugreek before. Do you have a picture of this vegetable?

Pari said...

Anncoo will try to add the pic next time, meanwhile check wiki, I am sure will get there.
Prathy I know u like paratha and trust me u will love this surely.

Jyoti said...

this looks lovely.. it's on eof my fave.. can have it with a cup of tea and pickle.. lovely entry

Nandini said...

Healthy and perfect parathas. Never tried stuffing with besan.
Really interesting fact heheehe.....

Asha said...

Yummy Combo.I bought some fresh Methi too last weekend, must try.

simply.food said...

Parathas look absolutely delicious.

Pari said...

Ashaji, you will surely like makig this and it's taste too.
Glad u liked it Jyoti.
Nandini try it..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks very good...

Babli said...

I love methi paratha very much. You have presented very beautifully with mouth watering pictures.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love this paratha too... Good combo!

Swathi said...

Pari,

Yummy paratha, I usually not done a stuffing with fenugreek leaves

Sayantani said...

parathas are my fav but Hubby doesnt like much...so we seldom have them...your methi paratha's look awesome. perfectly shaped and stuffed. love them!

priya said...

hi dear,

There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

Jagruti said...

Methi paratha looks awesome..delicious, tasty and tempting...:DD

PJ said...

Pari, methi paratha looks so delicious and love all the pics! I almost want to grab a bite out of the screen and eat it now :) okay, tells you how hungry I am right now.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

This looks so yummy..I normally add methi leaves while making ata only..Now i will try this stuffed version too!!

Priya said...

Healthy and prefectly rolled parathas,looks fantastic Pari..never tried stuffing with fenugreek leaves, should give a try soon..

Cicily Antony said...

Very tempting!!! Awesome combo...

Malar Gandhi said...

Look at that melting butter....so inviting parathas for sure:) Very healthy one'

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Fluffy methi paratha with lots of butter, yummy........

Latha said...

This is pure awesomeness. Lovely clicks.

Gita said...

The parathas look so perfect dear..wonderful step by step pictures :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Methi Parathas are my fav... Yours look very delicious with the dollop of butter on top I will finish off the entore stack!!!

You can send this to

Bitter Better Foods --
http://yasmeen-healthnut.blogspot.com/2010/01/bitter-better-health-methifenugreek-soy.html

and

Amchoor--
http://ta5tebuds.blogspot.com/2010/01/think-spice-think-amchoor.html

http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

ruchikacooks said...

parathas look yummy. The butter on top is my fav. My entry for combo event is coming soon..

Sushma Mallya said...

Recipe of the filling is really nice,am sure in a form of paratha it was just awesome to have...Nice clicks too pari..

Smitha said...

Hi Pari,
The Parathas look amazing...
I have made parathas using green spring onions with besan too...
I know they taste amazing,,urs looks absolutely delicious!!!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey had never tried amchoor powder in parathas..love the clicks..wish could have one of them in my plate..

Madhavi said...

Oh this paratha looks yummmmmmmmm!!

Renu said...

very unique parathas....will try it sometimes :)

Anisheetu said...

Those parathas are looking delicious... great I have fenugreek leaves in the house so my tomorrows lunch is fixed... :) thanks for sharing...

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious paratha....

Arundhuti said...

nice and fluffy parathas!

Khaugiri said...

I love fenugreek. Paratha is just too good dear!!!!!

Shri said...

The paratha with butter on top...Cld you pls pass me that Pari?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too mix methi leaves always in the dough! Its good to try this version too!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

You have awards waiting in my blog. Please collect them Dear!

Reshmi said...

lovely ,healthy and delicious paratha pari...

Siddhi S said...

WOW pari awesome paratha...nice innovation...i love fenugreek vegy very much...loved the stuffing with besan...vl try ir 2mrw itself...thnx for sharing...pics r making me hungry now

FoodLovers said...

parotas looks gr8

Malar said...

This is tempting me dear :)

Pari said...

Thanks Ramya for the info, have sent my entries.
Thanks siddhi, glad u found it innovative.
Anisheetu, do let me know how it turrned out.
Raks go ahead girl u will surely like it.
thank u ladies for those wonderful comments.

Cham said...

Got to sneak methi this way! Looks very tasty!

Aparna said...

Healthy & delicous :)

sowmya.s said...

nice recipe..looks delicious..

nandini.p said...

how lovely !! they are absoluetly my fav but hav never tried this version pari..
Paratha with thick yoghurt.. mmm... cant wait to try this!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very nice...

Katy ~ said...

This looks sooo good. I would love to try this as I really enjoy bitter vegetables. Sounds wonderful.

Thank you for sharing this.

Cooking Foodie said...

Gorgeous fluffy parathas! Makes me want to grab one off the post...

Anonymous said...

Parata's are quiet yummy.

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