Thursday, May 28, 2015

Radish-Carrot-Methi Parathas

If you have been following this blog for a while, you would be aware of my love for parathas. I just love putting together different varieties of ingredients together to make simple and wholesome parathas. It is so much easier making parathas than making chapathis and serve-along, as these deliciously flavoursome parathas can simply be paired with curd, raita or just some pickle.

So, in my journey to create more fun varieties of parathas, I stumbled upon this creation. This one has a combination of goodness from carrots, radish and fenugreek leaves. Each one bringing with it some unique flavour and health benefits.

I just shaped them into pretty ovals instead of the usual rounds. Variety is the spice of life, isn't it? so, why not make some fancy shaped parathas? :) These were easy to put together as the core ingredients need very less cooking time and since these are kneaded in along with the flour, the prep time is very short!

Have fun making these and enjoy eating them for breakfast, lunch or dinner! :)

Makes: 6 parathas
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins


Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Radish - 1 large
Carrot - 1 large
Onion - 1 medium
Fenugreek Leaves | Methi - ½ cup
Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
Cumin Powder - ¼ tsp
Chilly Powder - ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Garam Masala - ¼ tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed

  • Finely slice the onions, grate the carrot and radish. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and toss in the cumin seeds. Once the splatter, add the onions and saute till they turn translucent. 
  • Now add in the grated carrot and radish along with the methi leaves.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Allow to cook for a few minutes and then turn off the flame.
  • Once the mixture cools, take a large mixing bowl, add the wheat flour and the mixture and knead into a dough using water as needed.
  • I used a hand blender with bread hooks to make the dough and found the process to be so much mess free!
  • Make lemon sized balls of the dough and roll them out into ovals (you can make simple rounds as well, but some fancy shape is fun right? J )
  • Roast each rolled out paratha on a griddle and smear a little bit of ghee on each.
  • Serve with pickle or raita!


  1. Hello Nandita, how is life? happy to see a post from you after a gap. You've made lovely raddish flowers with a methi sprig on top. Creative person that you are! And yes, lovely yummilicious paranthas. I can image the taste and crunch of carrots. We are not getting carrots here these days. Methi is also out of season. I think i will have to wait for sometime before trying them. I feel thes are ideal for lunch box. Bookmarked!

  2. Nanz, one more query, i see that you have a hand blender with hooks for bread ( gifted by your brother, right?). is it good enough to make dough for two loaves? I make breads quiet often and find kneading a bit tedious specially during summers. Which brand is this? or any other suggestions? you've been conducting bread baking workshops and would know better. Thanks and love!

    1. Hi Namita, I am doing great. Hope you are doing well too :) Yes, the blender with bread hooks work really well to make bread dough. Even a larger quantity of dough (to make two loaves) can be make using these hooks. This blender was gifted by my aunt. It is I think a Panasonic with a stand mixer and two attachments: bread hooks and beater blades. Its my fav gadget in the kitchen :) Will send you link if you cant find the right one online.