Added on Friday, March 24: This is featured in Anthony's Curry Mela this weekend!
I had got some fresh methi leaves from the International store and did not want to make what I usually make with them, the dal. I wanted to make something else. So I made the methi parathas. To my surprise they turned very good and moist. The following is the recipe.
- 1 cup fresh methi leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups chapathi flour
- 1 tsp chili powder/mirapa podi/mirchi
- 1 tsp ajwain seeds
- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1 tsp garam masala
- vegetable/peanut oil, to fry
- one mixing bowl to mix the dough
- one skillet to fry the parathas
- Gather all the ingredients in the software section above except the oil.
- Add warm/lukewarm water gradually and make a dough out of it. Knead the dough thorougly for about 3-5 minutes. Cover and set aside for 30 min.
- Divide the dough into lime sized balls, on a floured surface, roll out the dough into a paratha - about 6 - 8 inches in diameter.
- Heat a skillet/tava on medium-high heat. Fry the paratha using about 1/2 tsp oil (just apply the oil to the two sides of the paratha) until it is golden brown on both sides.