Friday, March 14, 2014

Methi Thepla - Methi Paratha

   For the past one week, the thought of  Malaysian airline flight MH 370 is keep bothering me. In this modern world of technology, its still mysterious to know that a boeing 777 model flight is missing for several days. Lost the hope , that the passengers are still alive. I keep juggling between CNN,BBc and Foxnews for updates. My heart is praying for the people in the flight. Let us all pray together, to find the plane.
   Hopefully , my shipment will arrive this weekend. Again posting a recipe from my draft.Methi pa rathas are very apt for travels. It is healthy too.My sister prepares this very often. Even my mom tries this often. Though, H is not fond of methi, I prepared it for me. The rotis were soft and chewy. Its because we added yogurt. We can also skip yogurt and add just water.
1.Methi leaves             -          1 cup
2.Onion                        -           1/2
3.Garlic pods                -           2 to 3
4.Green chillies            -           2
5.Yogurt                       -            2 tbsp.
6.Chilli pwdr                -            1 tbsp.
7.Salt                             -            as needed
8.Wheat flour                -            2 cups
9.Water                         -             as needed
10.Oil                            -            as needed
* Wash the methi leaves well in plain water. Chop it finely. Chop the onion,green chillies, garlic pods finely. They should not be seen in the roti. So chop them finely. 

 * Take a pan, add oil to a hot pan. Then sauté sliced onion, garlic and green chillies. Let them get sautéed well. Now add chilli powder and mix it with the onion. Don't burn the chilli powder, then the colour will change. Now add the chopped methi leaves and sauté, till it wilts. At last add little saltMake sure the methi leaves are dry after sautéing.
* Let the methi masala cool for some time. Now take a separate bowl, add wheat flour, sautéed mixture, salt and yogurt to the bowl. Knead it into a soft and pliable dough. Cover it with a wet cloth or a paper towel. Let it sit for atleast 10 minutes.
* Now divide the dough into small lemon sized balls . Roll them into thin parathas. Cook the parathas on a pan , by drizzling little oil on both the sides. Store in air tight boxes.
* Some methi leaves may taste bitter, so try to sauté them well. Adding more chilli powder will also, balance some bitterness.
* Adding yogurt will make the parathas soft. If you don't want, we can skip the yogurt.
* Methi parathas, are very apt for travels, as it stays soft during the travel.
* IF you don't want onion, you can skip it and add just the methi leaves.




meena said...

Even I am so surprised how something as big as a plane can go missing without any distress signal.
Read ur earlier post too feels good to know u like the place.
Thepla and vadai both are my favorite..looks awesome.

great-secret-of-life said...

my fav.. Love it anytime

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking methi parathas. Wonderfully prepared.

Janani said...

Love methi thepla so much very tasty and healthy yumm

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Perfect travel saver..Looks awesome..

nandoos kitchen said...

super healthy and yummy theplas. yumm..

Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic theplas, i can have it happily with some pickles..

Biny's Recipes said...

it has been sometimes i have mde this....its really tasty and me ...i love it with sweet yogurt

Unknown said...

Healthy and yummy thepla ...looks so yumm !!

Priya said...

Lovely teplas .Can you pass me some ...

Sangeetha Priya said...

Healthy flatbread n wonderful clicks!!!

chowringheekarolbagh said...

Lovely post! Full of information about your flavourful recipes :)
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