Methi is known as “Venthaya Keerai” in Tamil.

methi chapathi-1 methi chapathi-2

Wheat flour.                           2 1/2 cups
Methi leaves.                         1 cup
Salt.                                            As required
Chilli powder.                       3/4 spoon
Jeera powder.                      1 spoon
Besan(kadalai mavu)    2 spoons
Curd                                           2 spoons
Turmeric powder.             1/4 spoon
Cooking oil.                          2 spoons(I used olive oil) for mixing
Cooking oil.                         As required for making CHAPATHI
Ghee.                                       Optional


  • Take out individual methi leaves from stem, wash and chop roughly.
  • Heat little cooking oil, add leaves and sauté little.
  • Add all items( except ghee and cooking oil mentioned for making CHAPATHI), mix well, add water little by little and make a fine CHAPATHI dough and keep it for an hour.
  • Make a small ball of dough, roll it thin with rolling pin and transfer to heated tawa.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 spoon of oil. Turn side and sprinkle little ghee.
  • Keep turning sides few times and take out once golden.
  • Very tasty and soft methi chapathis are ready.
  • Enjoy with or without side dish.

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