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Fenugreek leaves and seeds have great medicinal value.  This is one of the common ingredients in Indian cuisine. They help in the increase of breast milk for mothers. They help in reducing the body heat. When we visit the Indian stores, we would never forget to get these leaves. Indian flatbreads can be prepared in many ways. We have the stuffed paratha , normal paratha. I have given the normal paratha recipe here.

Ingredients: (Yields 4 to 5 paratha/flat bread)

Fenugreek leaves — 1 cup

Whole wheat floor – 2 cups

Cumin powder – 1 table spoon

Black Pepper Powder – 1 table spoon

Green chili – 2 finely chopped

Garlic – 2 pods, finely chopped.

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tea spoon (optional)

Salt – 1 table spoon

oil – 1 tea spoon

butter to prepare the paratha/ flatbread


Wash the fenugreek leaves and keep it aside.

Mix the wheat floor, fenugreek leaves, green chili, pepper powder, garlic, salt and oil with water. Add water little at a time and make a soft dough. Do not make it too dry let it be moist. set it for 10 to 15 mins.

Next make balls out of this dough. Then roll the balls dusting a little flour into round shape with a rolling pin. You can do it the similar way like the Pizza base. It can be a little heavy. Don’t make it too thin or too fat.

Heat a griddle and place the rolled out dough on it and cook for a minute.When bubbles start appearing , now flip it over to the other side. Apply butter over in this side. let it cook for a minute. Flip and apply butter this side as well, let it cook for a minute, you can see brownish color dots.

You can have it with garlic sauce, pickle or plain yogurt. It has a great taste.

Methi Paratha