Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Methi Chapathi

When you want a twist to your usual plain chapathis, you should try this. Adding methi and some spices to the chapathis makes it totally different and so flavorful.... The monotonous flat bread is gone and is replaced by something special... accompanied by a nice gravy, it makes for a special meal....
Here is how to make Methi Chapathis...

Methi Chapathi

Preparation time : 15 min Cooking time : 2 min per chapathi
Makes : 8-10
Wheat flour / Atta - 2 cups
Methi/Fenugreek leaves - 1 medium sized bunch or 2 small bunches
Garam masala - ½ tsp
Red chili powder - ½ tsp
Salt - ½ tsp, or as per taste
White sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Water as needed
Cooking Oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp per chapathi

• Pick, wash and chop methi leaves finely
• Mix wheat flour, salt, chili powder, garam masala powder in a large bowl
• Add the methi leaves and mix in oil
• Slowly add water and knead into a soft dough
• Coat it with a little oil and keep aside for half an hour
• Take the dough and pinch out lemon sized balls
• Roll into thin chapathis and sprinkle methi seed on top. Roll again slightly so that the seeds stick to the rolled dough
• Heat a skillet and cook on both sides drizzling a few drops of oil on each side. Remove when small brown spots start appearing
• Repeat with the entire dough
• Serve hot with one of the below lip smacking gravy as side dish

Tips n Tricks:
• Making very big chapathis out of this is difficult because of the addition of methi - so a lemon sized ball should be enough to make a 6” chapathi


  1. They look so delicious, my fav Methi chapathi...photo has come out so nice :)

  2. My fav too. Love it with boondi raita :)

    US Masala

  3. Very healthy as well as tasty looking chapathi dear. Looks too good.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. I love the simplicity of this recipe...looks tempting n delish!

  5. Wonderful looking methi chapathi,truly looks fabulous..

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  7. Methi chapathi is nutritious and yummy! Nice with mango pickle!

  8. looks tempting! the photos are so good. I add a small bit like a tsp each of besan and sour curd while making dough for methi chapati/thepla. i did not know we could add til. thanks. champa g.


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