Wednesday, April 6, 2011

#95 Multi Grain Methi Parathas

Methi Parathas are a healing flat bread and the healing properties come from the Methi leaves that are mixed in with the dough. In this dish I have combined the Methi leaves with four wholesome grains for added nourishment. The outcome was absolutely full of flavor, crunchy and moist and it was almost impossible for R to believe that it was actually a healthy paratha with the ghee on it. A really awesome way to start a breakfast on Saturday morning with any type of Raita or chutney!!

Methi - 1 bunch
Ragi Flour-1/4 cup
Corn Meal-1/4 cup
Besan/Kadala Mavu-1/4 cup
Flaxseed Meal-1/4 cup
Ginger paste- 1/2 tspn
Chopped onions- 1/4 cup
Ajwain- 1/4 tspn
Salt, water and Oil for mixing dough
Ghee for cooking.

1. Wash the Methi in water and make sure all the soil is washed away.
2. Remove the thick stems from the leaves leaving soft part of stems intact.
3. Mix together all the grain flours in a large glass bowl.
4.Add salt, ginger paste, chopped onions, ajwain and the methi leaves in the bowl.
5. Slowly pour in 2 Tblspns water at a time mixing the ingredients in the bowl well.
6. Knead together adding enough water and oil until the mixture becomes a soft but
pliable dough that is not too sticky or tough.
7. Make small lemon sized balls from the dough and using some flour roll out
into chapathi-like circles as thin as possible.
8. Place a griddle on the fire and when it is hot, place each chapathi on the griddle to cook.
9. Add about 1/2 tspn of ghee on each chapathi and cook well on both sides, serve warm.


  1. loved the flour mix malli- i use ragi, wheat n multi flour- the addition of flaxseed meal is interesting !!nice looking parathas

  2. The most healthy paratha recipe ever- thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This sounds really good, and it's healthy!! I like that! :)

  4. lovely parathas dear....very healthy !

  5. This sounds like a fun breakfast to try...Are the ingredients difficult to find?

  6. Hi ourfamilyfoodadventure
    The ingredients are available at most Indian Grocery stores in almost all big cities in the US. If you have one close to home...check it out:)
    Methi leaves are the leaves of the Fenugreek plant. Ragi or finger millet is a grain and the powder is available in small packs and Besan is plain chick pea flour. You could substitute caraway seeds for "ajwain" if you wish. Cheers!!


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