Monday, March 15, 2010

Kasuri Methi Paratha

This is a Punjabi specialty and it is made often in my husband's home. And it pairs well with simple vegetable gravies as it packs quite a punch by itself. Here is my take on it. The quantity below makes about 5 medium size parathas. These can be made in ghee also.

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups flour
Oil
Ghee
Salt
Kasuri Methi

Take the flour in a deep bowl and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil to it, called maun. Mix well so that it forms small nuggets of flour-oil mix when you clump it in your hand. If the dough does not clump, add a little more oil. Add water to make a semi-soft dough. It should be firmer than a chapati/roti dough but softer than a bhakri dough. Divide into 5 equal parts.
Roll out the dough into a round. Apply some ghee to one half of the round. Sprinkle some kasuri methi leaves and salt on the ghee. Fold into half. Apply a little ghee and sprinkle a little more salt on it. Fold into quarters. Pat down and roll into triangular paratha. 

Heat a few drops of oil in a non stick pan and put the paratha in. Apply a little oil on the surface on top. After about 20 seconds, flip the paratha and apply a little oil on this surface. When the paratha starts to puff with steam, flip it again and cook till done. Serve hot with vegetable of your choice.

I am sending this to Sri's EFM Theme - Parathas and Gravies / Curries Series. 










9 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Cooking Foodie, this sounds real yummy. Both my husband and I love Kasuri Methi, so will surely try this one as it seems simple too and can be tried anytime with no prep work.

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here..

U have a lovely space with wonderful recipes.

Paratha looks healthy and delicious.

Check my space when u find time

ArunaManikandan
Http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

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Rachana Kothari said...

Delicious parathas!!! Simple to make and tastes good with any gravy or curry:)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmmmm, tempting parathas. Love the flavor of methi. Illustrative clicks are perfect.

Prathibha said...

lovely paratha dear...looks very flaky too

shahana said...

Healthy as well as delicious parathas.Loved your space.Im following you dear

nisha said...

Really good one .

Wayne Porteous said...

We just loved the Parathas, so interesting after our somewhat boring breads. It goes so well a spicy vegetable stew!

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