Sunday, February 19, 2012

Methi and sesame seeds paratha

 Methi (fenugreeek) leaves are one of my favorite greens. Dry methi leaves or kasoori methi makes any simple dish special and similarly fresh methi can be used to make numerous dishes. With fresh leaves being available this time of the year I try to enjoy them in a variety of different ways. I recently made methi muthia, pakoras and methi paneer. So I will be posting some more methi recipes soon.
Here is a simple methi  and sesame seeds paratha recipe. It is great for breakfast and even a day old tastes equally good. Simple potato vegetable or just a pickle like sweet lime is good for me with this paratha.

2 cups whole wheat flour (aata)
1 cup besan
2 cups fenugreek leaves (washed and picked from the stems)
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp asafoetida 
2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp salt
3 tbsp ginger/garlic/green chili paste
2 tbsp brown sugar or jaggery powder
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup yogurt (or use as much as needed to knead the dough)
Oil for making the parathas

Wash and trim the methi leaves. Mix the whole wheat flour and besan. Give a rough chop to the methi leaves and mix it with the flour along with the rest of the ingredients. Make a dough using yogurt. Take sesame seeds in a plate. Make small balls with the dough and press each ball in sesame seeds, dust with dry flour and roll it to make parathas. Cook on the parathas on tava on both sides with little oil till done.


  1. Yummy! The parathas looks absolutely delicious! I love methi parathas and miss the fresh methi leaves so much :( Thanks for visiting my page :) Have a great weekend!

  2. these parathas look gorgeous.. i miss fresh methi here.. love the sesame and the spices..i am going to make these with some different greens!

  3. Adding sesame seeds to methi parathas is new, very nice clicks..

  4. I'm just blown out with these extraorodinary clicks of yours!! I always had Methi Theplas but sesame seeds are such a great addition to them. This one is a must try for me.
    BTW, which DSLR are you using?

    1. Thanks Anjali :)
      I have not used DSLR. I have a regular Canon powershot point and shoot camera. I like to use sesame seeds in my parathas. It gives a nice taste and crunch to it. Even plain parathas taste good with sesame seeds.

  5. This looks appetizing. I wish I could get hold of some fresh methi here in France x

  6. I love this recipe. I love that spice box too!!! Very nice clicks.

  7. I want that spice box :) So majestic!

    Methi parathas are my favorite too, you have captured the recipe beautifully in pictures. Will try out the addition of sesame seeds when I make them the next time.

  8. woww.. tat looks yummy.. i love methi parathas

    First visit to your space .. following you :)

  9. Finally I have gone through your blog and all the dishes are yummmmmyyyyyy :)