Methi Paratha – How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread

Methi Paratha – How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread : Learn how to make delicious and warm Methi Paratha/Indian Fenugreek Flatbread. They make great breakfast or brunch menu.Indian Methi FlatbreadHi Everyone, Happy Monday and before we get started with these ‘Methi Parathas – How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread ‘ recipe, hope you’ll (in the USA) had a great July 4th Celebrations which was also a long weekend, So I can imagine a lot of BBQ’s / Backyard party or did you travel with friends and family? 
We had a fantastic weekend with cousins (who were visiting us) and seriously, didn’t even know how time just flew? In these 3 days, we visited some fun places from San Francisco to Monterey and off-course food was a major part of our entire celebratory weekend (homemade yums to last minute restaurants grabs…we had them all).methi-parathaAfter all that eating and running around the city, I wanted to make an easy ‘One-Dish’ kind of meal but was also craving something Indian, so these ‘ Methi Paratha – How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread ‘ were our unanimous decision. They are easy to make, healthy and fills you up for good 4-5 hours. For those who don’t know, ‘Fenugreek or Methi’ is a leafy vegetable from India (available in many Indian Grocery Stores), the entire vegetable can be used from its seeds (dry), stem, leaves (fresh/dry) and it’s packed with iron, magnesium and vitamins. Here’s a picture of Fresh Methi Leaves:fenugreek leavesIt actually looks very similar to watercress leaves but has a slightly different flavor. In India, it’s used in many recipes from curry, sauteed vegetables, dry snacks or flatbread. Our favorite way to have them is to use them in a ‘Methi Paratha’ and serve it with a quick curry or pickle. The dough is easy to make, just mix flour with turmeric, salt, water and fresh fenugreek leaves and make a smooth pliable dough. Whenever I make them, I usually make a couple of extra flatbread be used later as a snack with a hot cuppa tea …. you seriously need to try this combination too, it tastes heavenly.Methi ka paranthaTry them soon and do let me know How you ate them 🙂
That’s it for now, I’ll be back soon with another delicious yum by the end of the week.
Until Next Time ~ XoXo

Yields 10

Methi Paratha - How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread
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1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour - optional

1 Cup Fresh Fenugreek Leaves - also called 'Methi' leaves

1 Tsp Carom Seeds

1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt to Taste

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Water - for making the dough

1/4 Cup Flour - for sprinkling while making flatbread

4 Tbsp Olive Oil - for making the flatbread


  1. In a food processor or kitchen aid dough maker, add flour, fenugreek leaves, turmeric, carom seeds, salt, oil and give it a good mix.
  2. Now, add water and form a smooth dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a flat surface, knead by hands for a minute and make 10 balls.
  4. Flaten the balls using a rolling pin (size of your palm) and apply 1/4 tsp of oil and wrap them in a triangle shape (or any shape as per choice).
  5. Sprinkle some flour on the surface + on rolling pin and flatten the triangular flatbread to the size of your palm.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan for a minute.
  7. Place the flatbread on it and cook for 1/2 minute.
  8. Turn on the other side and apply 1/2 tsp oil on the cooked side.
  9. Turn the sides again and apply 1/2 tsp oil on the other side.
  10. Let both the sides evenly cook and transfer to a serving plate.
  11. Complete the steps above till all flatbreads are cooked.
  12. Serve Hot with fav curry or chutney/pickle.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Breakfast , Brunch

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10 Replies to "Methi Paratha - How to make Indian Fenugreek Flatbread"

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy July 6, 2016 (8:53 pm)
    Yaay Molly! I am about to harvest my next batch of homegrown methi, and I usually make dal with it. Now I have one more thing to try!
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      Molly Kumar July 7, 2016 (5:27 pm)
      That sounds great Tina, Kuddos for growing Methi at home, hope I can do that someday (My gardening skills are absolutely 0 ;)
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    Lisa @ July 6, 2016 (9:29 pm)
    I recently had paratha for the first time and of course, absolutely fell in love! Yours look amazing, I'm definitely going to have to try this!
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      Molly Kumar July 7, 2016 (5:24 pm)
      That's Awesome Lisa, glad you liked the Paratha's and look forward to you trying these in the future. Thanks for visiting :)
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    Sara July 6, 2016 (9:34 pm)
    This flatbread looks fantastic! I can't wait to try your recipe!
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    Matt @ Plating Pixels July 6, 2016 (9:55 pm)
    Such a fun, unique recipe! I bet it would go wonderfully with a curry dish.
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      Molly Kumar July 7, 2016 (5:20 pm)
      It goes beautifully with a curry dish, Thanks for visiting Matt!
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    jayne July 6, 2016 (10:03 pm)
    Great recipe Molly! I love how making your own flatbreads can really add to a meal and make it special. love the flavours in this one

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