Methi Paratha |

Methi paratha recipe | How to make Methi paratha | Fenugreek paratha

Methi / Fenugreek Paratha (मेंथी के परांठे) is a popular name in northern india, specially when it comes about punjabi breakfast option. Fenugreek / Methi lifts up the flavours of any dish when combined with vegetables like potato, cauliflower, peas etc. The aroma that it gives out is absolutely amazing. If you top any curry with dried fenugreek leaves, it adds extra aroma to your dish and make a boring curry to an amazing dish. 

Methi / Fenugreek paratha is made using fresh green fenugreek leaves combined with flour. Fenugreek has numerous health benefits which can help in overall well being. Fenugreek is good for health as it is rich in iron, is good antioxidant and also a good source of dietary fiber. It also has vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium and selenium. It is beneficial to diabetic patients as it  helps to lower down blood sugar level.

It is just one great thing to include in your diet and avail all the benefits of this green wonder. Methi paratha is one good option of using this vegetable and which is liked by all age group.

Prepration time: 20minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving: Yields 12 parathas

Methi Ka Paratha | by Meenu Gupta
Methi Paratha
How to make Methi Paratha |
Methi Paratha | Indian Paratha


  1. Wheat flour – 1.5 cups
  2. Corn Meal flour / Makki ka aata – 3 tablespoon
  3. Methi leaves / fenugreek leaves – 1.5 cup
  4. Grated Ginger – 1 teaspoon
  5. Finely chopped Green chillies – 2
  6. Coriander Powder -1/2 teaspoon
  7. Red chilli powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon 
  9. Salt – 1 teaspoon or As per your taste
  10. Luke warm water – 1/2 cup
  11. Oil – 1 tablespoon
  12. Oil for brushing parathas
Methi Ke Parathe |
Methi Paratha


  1. Pluck the methi leaves from the stem, wash and pat them dry. Then chop them finely.

Methi Leaves |

Fenugreek Leaves for Fenugreek Paratha |
Fenugreek Leaves

2. In a bowl, add wheat flour, corn meal flour, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt together. Mix well, so everything is incorporated well.

Methi Paratha Recipe |

3. Now add methi leaves, grated ginger and chillies and add water little at a time and make a tight and firm dough as shown in the picture. Now add 1 tablespoon of oil and knead the dough for one more minute. Cover it and let it sit for 20 minutes. 

Making dough for Methi Paratha |
Making dough for Methi Paratha
Methi Paratha Dough |
Methi Paratha Dough

4. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Make smooth ball and then flatten it between your palm. Now start rolling and roll evenly into 5-6 inch diameter circle.

Methi Paratha Dough Ball |
Methi Paratha Dough Ball
Methi Paratha | Methi Roti |
Methi Paratha Rolled

5. Heat the tava on medium heat. Once hot, place the rolled paratha on it. Flip the paratha once you start noticing tiny bubbles on the surface.  

Making Methi Paratha on Tawa |

6. Start applying oil on top side and flip it again and cook it by pressing it very lightly and gently using spatula.  Now apply some oil on top side and then flip it. Again cook by pressing with spatula. Cook it properly for few minutes by flipping  the paratha 2-3 times.

Fenugreek Paratha Recipe | Fenugreek Recipes |

7. Once cooked from both side, remove it from tawa and keep in insulated pot, so that they stay warm. Similarly cook all the paratha repeating same process.

Methi Ke Parathe |
Methi Ke Parathe

Enjoy it with green chilli pickle, curd, chutney and Hot tea.

If you like Fenugreek, you may also try this Puffed Methi Puri.

Methi Ka Paratha |
Methi Ka Paratha

Key Notes:

  • Don’t leave the dough for more than 20 minutes, otherwise methi leaves will start leaving water and the dough will become sticky and difficult to roll.
  • If you don’t have corn meal flour at home, skip adding and just increase the quantity of flour to 2 cups. Adding Corn meal powder makes the paratha crispy.
  • These paratha tastes super yummy when served directly on your plate from tawa.

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