Friday, February 27, 2009

Besan N Methi Paratha - Nutritious Flat Bread

Besan Paratha is highly nutritious gram flour bread popular in Punjabi cuisine..The paratha was first conceived in ancient Punjab (which now forms eastern-Pakistan and northern India), but soon became popular all over South Asia and is now available in every South Asian region..A paratha can be eaten simply with a blob of butter spread on top but it is best served with pickles and yoghurt, or thick spicy curries of meat and vegetables. Some people prefer to roll up the paratha into a tube and eat it with tea, often dipping the paratha into the tea..I have added frozen methi leaves instead of coriander leaves as the recipe from here says, also i skipped onion else i followed the same, we enjoyed having this healthy nutritious flat bread with Mango thokku (grated mango pickle), spicy side dish n thick curd..This is my entry for RCI-Haryana, guest hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food, event started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine...also to Garnishing Tips N Technique for Indian foods by Food Fanatic..goes even to JFI-Wheat guest hosted by Roma, event started by Indira...


1/2cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1cup Wheat flour
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
4 pinches Asafetida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Handful of Methi leaves
1/4cup All purpose flour for dusting
Salt to taste
Ghee or oil

Mix all the ingredients except ghee or oil in a bowl n leave them aside for half an hour...divide the dough into equal portions, dust the dough balls with all purpose flour while rolling instead of wheat flour, coz wheat flour will get burned while cooking the parathas and roll them as circles..drizzle half a tsp of oil r ghee n cook the paratha on both sides until they get cooked well..

Serve the Besan and methi paratha with pickles r curds!! Nutritious Flat bread na!!!

Goes to Original Recipes by Lore of Culinarty...

21 comments:

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Besan and Methi parathas, sounds mouthwatering! :)

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

yummy.. I have to ask you this... how do you get the time to post 2 recipes everyday? :)
I am stunned :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

U roll perfectly the roti too. Love the butter on top!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious and perfect :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and quick dish..

apple tart looks mouthwatering priya..

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

I love these parathas...all my gujarati friends would get this in their tiffins in school and I would eat from all of them...yours look awesome...

KALVA said... Reply To This Comment

lovely parathas

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Like the flavor of besan in rotis, gotto try this.

Ramya Bala said... Reply To This Comment

YUm yum parathas :)and OMG,u post so fast....yesterday only i think I checked ur cake recipe..today i see two posts:))))good gng gal...

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Have heard of adding little besan to methi roti,but this ratio is different! Looks too good:)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a helthy combo looks so yum yum with that butter must be taste great nice entry priya

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe priya,tell me how u take out time to post 2 recipes in a day and to very different recipes.

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Besan n methi paratha..sounds interesting...will try :)

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

healthy parathas.. looks yum & delicious..

Alka said... Reply To This Comment

My family is crazy about anything with methi,and the Theplas and methi parathas are absolute fav. of my hubby.
Yours recipe is slightly different,but i would surely like to try out the variation

shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

lovely. thanks for such mouthwatering recipe.

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

besan in methi paratha? sounds interesting..

Dershana said... Reply To This Comment

sound healthy and yummy! the tiramisu looks perfect too.

easycrafts said... Reply To This Comment

wow..it looks yummy, thanks for the entry

Food said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious...all ur recipes rock. i m floored. thanks for sending them over. looking forward to featuring them!

Rajee said... Reply To This Comment

Super dish. I came to know you through wheat event that I too participate.