Being a South Indian, stuffed or any other form of paratha always called for excitement in our household. The earliest memory I have of a paratha is of Aloo Paratha ( Stuffed Potato flatbread) is when my mum used to pack aloo paratha for me when I was probably in primary school, two parathas with tomato sauce. When I was older, whenever I used to visit my cousin (which was quite often), she used to make aloo paratha each and every time I decided to visit. Even after all these years the love and excitement for the paratha continues :)
I think this is the simplest form of paratha I have come across.
- Take a mixing bowl and add the oil, flour, methi leaves ( make sure to use only the leaves), turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and add water as much as it is needed. Mix and knead well.
- The dough should not be sticky, if it is then add more flour and knead well.
- Take small quantities of the dough and roll the dough with a rolling pin to desired shape and thickness.
- Heat up a griddle. Add the rolled dough on to the griddle and cook well. Be sure to keep flipping it after each side is cooked a bit so that the paratha stays soft. Also Add oil while flipping if needed.
- Your Methi Paratha is now ready to be served.