Saturday, June 6, 2009

Methi-Mint-Multigrain Paratha & Tomato Scallion Raita

Know what you Eat - Whole wheat flour is a good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron and other minerals. Jowar(Sorghum) calorie wise Jowar is same as wheat, except it is rich in Iron. Bajra(Pearl Millet) is rich in iron and calcium.Oats contain high fiber, protein and couple of more nutrients.Fenugreek helps lower blood glucose and cholestrol levels, and an effective treatment for both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Mint is a strong diuretic and therefore, helps in eliminating toxins from the body. When included in the diet on a regular basis, mint reduces the growth of bacteria and fungus in the body.

We are going through a total food(life) style change based on our doctor's input. Dr. R is a very knowledgeable person and he introduced us to some of the grains which has become a staple in our diet like Quinoa, Chia etc replacing Rice and Wheat to a large extent. He oriented us to go for multigrain rather than a single grain in any food. So lot of the dishes i make have more than one ingredient in them and i don't find a big difference in the taste. Next time i am going to add Quinoa flour also to this.

Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time - 20 mins
Serves around - 15 Parathas


1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup Oats Flour
1/2 cup Bajra Flour(Sorghum)
1/2 cup Jowar Flour(Pearl Millet)
1 tsp oil for dough
2 tbsp oil for frying
3/4 cup washed, drained,chopped fenugreek leaves (methi)
3/4 cup washed, drained, chopped mint leaves
2 tsp sesame seeds
3 tsp lowfat yogurt
1 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric pwd
Salt to taste
Ghee 2 tsp (optional)
Water to mix the dough


1) Mix together all the ingredients,then add enough water to make a stiff dough and set it aside for 15mins.
2) Divide the dough in small balls, using floured board roll out not too thin circles.
3) Heat a iron griddle, grease some oil and place the parathas. Once it is golden brown in color, apply some oil on the uncooked side and turn over.
4) Press gently and remove it once cooked.
5) Apply little bit of ghee for flavor and serve hot with side dish of your choice. Serve with Raita.

Tomato Scallion Raita


Yogurt - 2 Cups
Chopped Scallion- 1 cup
Tomato - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Fresh ground pepper - 1/4 tsp or to taste
Cilantro - 1 tbsp(optional)


1. In a big bowl, combine yogurt, salt, & black pepper together.
2. Now add chopped scallion, tomato and cilantro to the above mixture and serve.

Event Participation:

This dish is our contribution to SWC- Cooking with greens event, hosted by Sowmya.


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Love your multi grain rotis...

sowmya said...

parathas look really yumm..thanks for sending it for the event...i really appreciate your enthusiasm..

Priya said...

Gorgeous multigrain rotis looks too delicious!!

Parita said...

Oh my these are so healthy and both are really Health queens..thanks for sharing

Suparna said...

the ingredients that go into making these healthy parathas are so irresistable, am sure a combination of all this is a super health package.

Cilantro said...

Love the healthy multigrain version.

Mallugirl said...

nice way to get greens and grains in. methi is so good!

iRaw said...

This looks delicious! I love breads like this.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments.

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