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January 9, 2013


methi roti1

I rarely make stuffed chapathi for dinner. Though i know its very easy n quick to make , i am not doing this often.At least this year i should try more varieties n post here.Nowadays i make thepla often in my kitchen as it is the only dish i know with methi leaves;).I don't saute the leaves as it loses its nutrients.So i chop the leaves finely and add as it is.I use buttermilk instead of water as it gives mild tangy & softness to the thepla.Do try this recipe.It comes out very soft & tastes great with a simple onion raita !
1 cup - 200ml
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Methi leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Buttermilk- as needed
  • Jeera OR ajwain seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Remove the leaves , wash it and chop roughly. Set aside.Whisk 2 tbsp of curd in 1/2 cup of water to make buttermilk.
  • In a wide bowl,take the flour , leaves ,cumin seeds or ajwain , red chilli powder , dhania powder , garam masala powder & salt. Mix it well. Then add the required buttermilk and a tbsp of oil to make a soft , pliable dough. Set aside for 30 mins.Then knead again for few minutes and make small balls of even size .
methi roti tile 1
  • Roll it to make a thin roti.Dust in the flour whenever necessary.Instead of rolling it , i used to pat it thin in a polythene sheet greased with oil. I have showed both the ways in pictures.
  • Cook both sides adding little oil ..Soft n yummy theplas are ready to eat !! Serve hot with raita & pickle ..
methi roti tile 2
  • For variations , we can saute the methi leaves till it shrinks in size & then add to flour.
  • Sambar powder can used instead of red chilli pwd & dhania powder. Add 2 tsp of sambar powder for the above recipe.

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August 13, 2012

Super Soft Avocado Paratha | Avocado Recipes Indian - Butter Fruit Recipes

Avocado Paratha
Soft Avocado Parathaa
When I came to know the health benefits of avocado (Known as Butter fruit in India) , I wanted to try some recipes with it. I tried a milk shake & it was too bitter in taste. Sine then I started running miles away when I see avocado in shops.Then I found ripe avocado wont taste bitter. Again I browsed for some other recipes and came across this post. She has given the title as “super soft Avocado paratha” . I tried on the same day and yes it was really super soft. So I too gave the same title Winking smile . I made little changes in the actual recipe according to our taste.Thanks a lot Shoba for helping me with this recipe. Smile. This paratha would be ideal for travel & lunch box.  You can make it thick like paratha or as thin chapathi.I made a simple onion raita and pickle as side dish. You can also make some tomato chutney or thokku. Please try this recipe only if you have ripe avocado in hand. Please don’t take chance in trying with raw ones. It will taste bitter to the core Nyah-Nyah.Ok, lets see how to make super soft avocado paratha at home. You can make this paratha recipe for your healthy breakfast or dinner !

Do check out my Avocado sandwich, Guacamole ,  Avocado milkshake 

Avocado Paratha - Super Soft Avocado Paratha Recipe

Avocado Paratha - Super Soft Avocado Paratha Recipe

How to make soft avocado paratha at home for healthy dinner and breakfast !

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Avocado Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


1 cup - 200ml
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Fully Ripen avocado – 1 no ( pulpy ones)
  • Big onion – 2 nos ( Grated)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos ( Finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves – 7-8 nos ( Grated)
  • Coriander leaves – Few(finely chopped)
  • Ajwain/Omam or cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Water – Very little ( 1-2 tbsp), Add only if needed
  • Cooking Oil – Little to make parathas


  1. Cut the ripe avocado into two and take out the seed.
  2. Remove the pulp using a spoon.
  3. In a bowl ,grate the onion, garlic cloves. Finely chop green chillies.
  4. Mix everything with the avocado pulp and add the required salt, cumin seeds/ajwain, garam masala powder ,coriander leaves.
  5. Mix all the ingredients to the wheat flour and make a dough.
  6. Add very little water if needed.Say a tbsp or two.
  7. Take a lemon sized ball and roll thick or thin paratha by dusting in the wheat flour.
  8. Heat a dosa pan and make paratha pouring little oil around it. Cook both sides till brown spots appear.Remove it.
  9. Serve hot with a simple onion raita or pickle !


  • Add water carefully. If the quantity of pulp is more, you don’t need to add water at all.
  • You can cook adding few drops of ghee to make it flavorful.
  • Garam masala powder is not used in the actual recipe. But I used it.
  • This paratha is soft by itself,no need to add butter milk or besan flour. No issue if even they are added.
  • Please use ripe , pulpy avocado. If u use raw ones,paratha will taste bitter.
  • One avocado is sufficient for the above recipe.
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May 18, 2009

Keerai kadayal With Garlic & Palak Chapathi


This simple keerai kadayal is a perfect dish for kids & adults to make them eat greens. I make this arai keerai kadayal atleast 3-4 times in a week. It can be prepared with siru keerai and mulai keerai too. Basically I am health-conscious person. I always think to avoid fatty,oily items and to include something that is rich in protein and iron in our regular diet.We all know greens are very rich in iron .So I am sure in including this in our lunch.My kid, who is a fussy eater likes this very much.This is the first keerai dish we introduce to babies after one year. We too like this more than other dishes with keerai like kootu,poriyal and sambar.I make this simple keerai kadaiyal/ masiyal which is very easy to do at the same time the amount of spinach consumption will be more. This dish is a nice way to make your kids eat greens. It tastes great when mixed with plain rice adding ghee.So, here comes the ingredients,
Keerai kadaiyal

  • Arai keerai  or Mulai keerai or Siru keerai  – 1 bunch
  • Garlic flakes – 5 –7 nos
  • Salt & water – as needed.
  • Remove the leaves and wash it for 2-3 times until all the soil gets removed.
  • Boil 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and add the keerai /spinach to it.
  • Cook it well and don’t cover the vessel with the lid.(hope u all know this:))After sometime flip it once and cook it.
  • Once its done , switch off the flame and let it cool.Don’t drain the excess water.U can use it for grinding.(Always add less water to cook spinach.)
  • First,run the garlic flakes with the salt once or twice without water.
  • Now add the cooked spinach and grind it to make a smooth paste.
Mix with plain rice by adding ghee!! Try this with ur kids , i am sure they will like it.Garlic flavor is the plus for this kadaiyal.U can refrigerate it and use for 2-3 days!!
Another version in this is, just cook the spinach and grind it with salt.Soak tamarind in water and extract the juice..Add the tamarind juice to the ground spinach and allow it to boil.Do the seasoning with mustard,urad dal and hing..This we call as pulikeerai..I think most of u do this at home!!

I tried Palak chapathi and Aloo paratha last week for dinner.It was soft and tastyThumbs-up..I got the recipe from my neighbour..I’ll post Aloo paratha soon…Now comes the Palak chapathi,

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1 cup - 250ml
  • Palak / Pasalai keerai – 2 bunches ( small)
  • Red chilly powder –  1 tsp(adjust )
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp (adjust as per ur need)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • Salt & water- as needed.
  • Curd – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
For the dough:
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1tbsp
  • Chop and wash the palak leaves for 2-3 times and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai with 1 tsp oil and add the palak to it.Saute till its half cooked and get reduced in quantity.
  • Then grind the palak with little water to a smooth paste.
  • Now take the wheat flour in a bowl and add the ground palak, red chilly powder,ginger pieces,garam masala ,curd and salt.Add water only if it is needed because the water in the ground palak  is itself sufficient.If u feel its too watery, add some wheat flour and make a dough.Add some oil and knead it well.
  • Then cover and keep it for 30 mins.The dough is of green in color.
  • Now make even sized balls and roll it to a thin chappathi.
  • Heat a dosa tawa and make chappathis as usual.
Yummy, healthy palak chappathi is ready.U can serve with onion raita and pickle!!Cool
palak chappathi with pickle & raita!!

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