When it comes to cooking, there is nothing more happier than getting veggies n herbs from your own backyard garden..
Having grown up seeing my grandfather and my mother growing their own little veggie patches was always an inspiration for me....Whenever I used to visit my grandfather, he never used to leave us empty handed...There will always be one or the other home grown veggie or fruit that he used to pick for us.....Little things like these are what I value most in life...
When I got my own little backyard.., from where to start with setting up my veggie garden was the question for me....And being a person who
like to see quick results, methi leaves [ fenugreek leaves] was the first option as they are so easy to grow , giving a handful of herbs in less than a month's time...Now, this is my second harvest of methi leaves as I couldn't get the snaps of the first one to share with you all...
These leaves are also a rich source of minerals like Potassium, Calcium, Iron... and are enriched with Vitamin C and K....They are good for curing digestive disorders as they are very good laxatives and are also good for curing sore throats...[ source ]...So these are good reasons to plant them again and again from now on....
Here is a very simple and tasty Paratha recipe to start with using these nutritious leaves...
- Wheat flour - 2 cups
- Methi leaves - 1 cup [ chopped]
- Coriander leaves - a handful [ chopped ]
- Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp [optional, if you like its flavour ....I simply love them]
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Red Chille Powder - 1 tsp [ adjust as per your taste ]
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Water - enough for kneading
- In a small pan add little oil and saute the leaves for few minutes and allow to cool. This is optional as you can skip this step and go to next one directly without sautéing... I found both the methods tasting good...
- Take flour in a mixing bowl and add the leaves along with the other ingredients.
- Add enough water and knead to form a soft dough.
- Keep aside for 1/2 hour.
- Now make small balls from the dough and roll them out using a rolling pin.
- Roast them on a flat pan with oil / ghee applied.
- Turn over to get both sides done.
Parathas are ready to be served with some yogurt and pickle...
Enjoy them hot...