Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Methi Matar Parata

Paratas are my all time favorite breakfast because its easy to prepare.For my kids no matter what is the filling they would love to have it with homemade butter or with thick curd.This  methi matar parata is very aromatic which makeds different from other paratas as it has dry methi leaves(kasoori methi), ginger and garlic ,which goes well with green peas.Usually i always looking  for something simple yet tasty for my kids lunch box.Paratas are easy to carry as it wont mess their lunch box.so this is healthy breakfast for your family.


wheat flour-2 cups
Rava(wheat semolina)-1/2 cup
Green peas-1 cup
kasoori methi-1heaped tbsp
ginger-1inch piece
green chilly-5
garlic-5-6 cloves
garam masala-1tsp
chick pea flour(besan)-1/2 cup
cumin seed(jeera)-1/2tsp
salt to taste
ghee or oil for frying


  • Mix wheat flour, rava and  salt .Add little water and oil ifto make a soft dough.You can add little oil or ghee while kneading the dough.
  • Grind coarsely green peas(if you are using dried peas then boil and mash it with a masher no need to grind)along with ginger,garlic and green chilly.
  • Now transfer the  coarsely ground paste to a bowl and add jeera,chick pea flour,turmeric,garam masala,karoorimethi and salt to taste.Mix all together and prepare a filling for parata.
  • Make round ball shaped filling and keep aside.

  • Heat the griddle and start making parata.1st take wheat dough and make lemon sized balls and fill it with filling ball,seal it properly and  gently roll it to circles.

  • now start frying parata.Heat tava and fry paratas on both sides by brushing some ghee or oil till brown spot appears.
  • If you want to avoid ghee then fry it like without oil on both the sides for a minute and then fry like pulkas directly over the gas burner as shown in the picture below.

Serve hot with curd or butter.


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