Thursday, July 28, 2011

Methi Thepla/Paratha

Though I love Methi,I totally detest the task of cleaning the leaves.Ever since I started making this pulao,methi makes a very regular appearance during our vegetable shopping.I finally sat with the bunch one morning while watching a Mohanlal movie on tv.I was hoping the movie would see me through the cleaning process,but the multitude of ads made sure I finished the task even before the interval!

I've been meaning to make Methi thepla/paratha ever since Raks posted this on her blog.I remember tasting it at a friends' place and was hoping to recreate the taste.I looked around for a few recipes and found that though all the recipes sounded very similar,every recipe had a unique ingredient very different from the other.So while one made use of Dried Methi leaves/Kasoori methi,one made it with the addition of banana.This recipe uses Besan and  this one used ginger and garlic!


I followed Raks' recipe
mostly and should say it came out very close to the one I had tasted.Though it did not score any marks in the looks department,I am still wondering why it didn't come out round:-O,it tasted great.I served it with some Raita and Mango Chundo and it made for a very delicious meal.


Methi Thepla/Paratha


Atta/Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Methi leaves - 1 cup,loosely packed
Besan/Channa dal flour - 2 tbsp
Sambhar powder - 2 tsp[or a mix of red chilly powder and coriander powder]
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Haldi/turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 3-4 tbsp
Buttermilk* - as required to make the dough


Cut off the methi leaves from the stem using a kitchen scissor-makes the job much easier,clean and roughly chop it.Saute the cleaned leaves in a non stick kadai till it slightly changes in colour and reduces in volume.
Add the sauteed leaves along with all the other ingredients in a shallow pan and mix well to form a dough.Start with 4-5 tbsps of buttermilk and add more if required.
Knead for a few minutes to form a soft and pliable dough.
Make equal sized golf-ball sized balls and thinly roll into a round shape or whichever shape you fancy;).
Heat a tava and add a tsp of oil and cook the thepla on both sides till it is well cooked and starts browning.


  • *I used around half a cup of yogurt diluted with a couple of tbsps water to make the dough.
  • Methi thepla/paratha has a higher shelf life which makes it ideal travel food.


  1. Healthy and delicious paratha..

  2. I love methi thepla... am hungry now :-)

  3. Healthy and delicious looking parathas...

  4. he he he!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovely thepla and my very hot favourite too.

  5. Making this for lunch tom!!! MAke this often but adding sambhar pow is a nice addition!!! Thx Divya :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Methi paratha looks yummy. I used to make it a little different. This version seems to be impressive :)

  7. I have been thinking its a long time since I made paratha when this showed up on my facebook page :) What is that chutney/jam you have on the plate with the theplas?..looks good!

  8. methi paratha is looking grt..
    my first visit had a nice space..dear...keep going...
    Happy cooking!!
    Happy Hosting!!

  9. Delicious paratha,too gud presentation...

  10. This is my fav too...looks delicious

  11. Thepla is one of the most delicious flat breads which can be eaten as is - looks really inviting. I have never made them at home though, guess I will make them soon. And will roll them in even more irregular shapes - well, I like them that way, swear!;-)

  12. Divya loved the idea of adding curd to the mixture. I agree wth you that its tedious task to clean the greens.

  13. Love this healthy paratha.... It looks fantastic! :)

  14. Delicious looking parathas. Perfectly presented.

  15. Your theplas look awesome...have been hankering to have some for a while now...thank god for frozen methi that I can buy here :-) no hassle with cleaning and separating the leaves....this is really authentic...
    When I make it, I leave out the besan as some of my family do not take very kindly to it :-)

  16. wow, what a great color and texture. Beautiful pics and recipe :)

  17. Awesome and mouth watering Methi Paratha

  18. You never put Sambar pwder in methi thepla........


A blog is not complete without the readers feedback.Please let me know how you liked my post.Thank you so much for visiting my blog.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover