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Methi/ Fenugreek Mixed Vegetable Paratha Recipe – Learn to prepare Paratha an Indian flatbread – Pavithra from Dice n Cook

Methi-mixed- vegetable-paratha

Methi or fenugreek mixed vegetable paratha recipe is the simplest and delicious paratha. Parathas are unleavened Indian flat bread, can be prepared with any local masala and vegetables of choice. I love preparing parathas as they are easy to prepare and highly nutritious. They are thicker than normal chapati. This can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These can be prepared either by stuffing or by simply mixing with flours. Whenever I am lazy to prepare subzi for chapatti or have to make my kids eat the veggies they are not interested, this is how I prepare and feed my family.

I love the aroma of methi leaves and often end up making lots of dishes with it. Methi leaves are aromatic and iron rich, it pairs well with vitamin C rich cabbage and starchy sweet corn. By combining all these, you can boost flavour and nutrient content of paratha. It is a great accompaniment to curd, butter and lemon pickle. These form a very good tiffin box snack too.

Below is the stepwise recipe, do try this and have a nutritious meal

Course: Paratha/Indian flat bread

Cuisine: Indian

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 5 nos

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour – 1½ cup

Corn meal flour – ½ cup

Refined oil – ¼ cup

Cumin or jeera -1 tsp

Onion (finely chopped)- ¾ cup

Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 tbsp

Methi or fenugreek leaves (chopped) -2 cups

Sweet corn (cooked) – ¾ cup

Green chili – 3-4 nos

Cabbage (cooked) – ¾ cup

Chat masala – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Take a fine chopper, add cooked sweet corn and green chilli, coarsely mash them. Keep this aside.
  2. Take a pan, add oil, sauté cumin, next sauté finely chopped onion and garlic.
  3. Add the chopped methi leaves and fry until it becomes soft.
  4. Add mashed sweet corn and green chilli paste. Mix well.
  5. Now add the cooked cabbage and mix well. At the end add chat masala, salt and lemon juice.
  6. Mix everything once and cook on medium flame until the masala becomes slightly dry.
  7. Cool the mixture and later add corn meal, mix the dough.
  8. Finally add whole wheat flour, adjust salt and little oil, mix everything without water to prepare smooth and soft dough.
  9. Close and keep for 15 mins. Take small dough balls and roll them into thick paratha. Cook on hot tawa with generous amount of oil. Cook on both sides until light brown spots are seen. Serve these hot methi mix vegetable paratha with lemon pickle and thick sweet curd.

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My Notes:

Cornmeal flour can be skipped and replaced with whole wheat flour.

The same masala can be used for stuffing and paratha can be prepared.

Adjust the quantity of whole wheat flour to the masala, the moisture in the masala is enough to prepare the dough. If you find the dough to be dry, little water can be added.

 

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Avocado/Butterfruit Paneer Paratha

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Avocado (Butterfruit) paneer paratha is highly nutritious. Avocados are great source of vitamins, magnesium and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids. Though avocado is filled with calorie, low fat paneer is homemade and they form a healthy combination. These parathas are soft, filled with flavors and easy to prepare.

There are more recipes using avocado like brownies, pickles, dip which you can try and give a feedback.

Here is a simple and healthy recipe

Course: Paratha

Cuisine: Indian

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 4 nos

Ingredients:

Avocado- 2 (ripen)

Low fat paneer – ¼ cup

Whole wheat flour- 1 ½ cup

Coriander powder- 2 tsp

Dry mango or amchur powder- 2 tsp

Red chili powder- 1 tbsp

Roasted cumin or jeera powder-1 tsp

Garam masala- 2 tsp

Oil- ¼ cup

Salt as per taste

Flour for dusting

Method:

  1. Peel the skin of avocado and take out the pulp.
  2. Take a bowl, mash the pulp into fine paste using potato masher.
  3. Add the crumbled paneer to the mashed avocado. Mix well.
  4. Now the dry powder like coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, dry mango powder, garam masala and red chili powder, salt. Mix well to form uniform mixture.
  5. Add whole wheat flour to the avocado paneer mixture and prepare soft dough with water.
  6. Smear oil on surface of dough and rest for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, divide the dough into equal sized balls.
  8. Take each dough ball dust some flour and roll out thick paratha with the help of rolling pin.
  9. Heat the tawa, smear oil and cook the paratha on both the sides. Serve hot with thick curd, lemon pickle, tomato sauce.

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My Notes:

No extra water is required to prepare the dough.

Fully ripe avocado is used to get best results.

Ghee can be used while cooking the paratha to give a nice roast and flavor.

Any kind of dry masala can be added since avocado is flavorless and takes up the flavor of masala