Methi Roti with Chickpeas Gravy

Methi Roti or vendhaya keerai chappathi is a food with low-glycemic index as both wheat & methi are of low-GI. If you check your blood sugar after 2 hours of taking methi roti, you will be surprised to see your glucose level at its low.

Also fenugreek leaves help to reduce body temperature and hence they are good for the people living in tropical country like India.

Cooking Time: 30 min

Yields : 15 rotis


  1. Whole wheat flour (muzhu gothumai maavu) – 2 cups (400 g)
  2. Fenugreek leaves (vendhaya keerai) – 1/4 cup
  3. Water for kneading – 1 cup
  4. Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/2 tsp
  5. Salt – 1 tsp


  • Wash fenugreek leaves, chop them and microwave for 60-90 sec (or you can just fry in a pan with little oil).
  • Mix wheat flour, turmeric, salt & fenugreek leaves together.
  • Add water gradually into flour and knead into a soft dough.
  • Divide dough into 15 medium size balls.
  • Roll out each ball into a thin circle (this dough becomes so smooth because of fenugreek leaves and hence it is so easy to roll out).
  • Place roti on hot tawa, cook both sides in medium flame.
  • Serve Methi roti with Chickpeas Gravy

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Please Note:

  1. We need to follow the measurements while kneading in the food processor : for 2 cups of flour, we have to use 1 cup less 2 tbsp (170 ml) of water.
  2. You may brush this roti with butter or ghee before serving to kids.



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lady Oscar says:

    Thank you for introducing fenugreek leaves. What amazes me is the great flavor and grace from plants/herbs/spices. We are fortunate!

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, I do feel we are really blessed to enjoy these. Thank you so much.

  2. InspiresN says:

    love methi roti !! tastes so good and healthy as well !

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Nisha!

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