Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Methi Banana Paratha

 My mother is a person who does not like to waste things. So whenever we had bananas left over at the end of the week, she used them very creatively by making these parathas!! 
To make them, mash 1 banana very finely, add 1/2 cup of finely chopped methi leaves, 1 tsp sugar (optional), a pinch of salt, 1 tsp oil and 1 heaped cup of whole wheat flour. Start kneading it all together. Normally you will not need any water, the moisture from the bananas is enough to form the dough, but if you do need additional moisture, add very little water/milk to make the dough. Let it rest for 10-15 mins. After that heat a flat pan/tava and roll out the parathas and cook them on both sides. Put a bit of ghee (preferred)/oil when each side and cook for an additional minute.  They taste best with homemade ghee!! 
BTW, Friends, it looks like I am going to be busy for quite sometime, so will post recipes/visit ur blogs as and when I get time :)) Take care everyone!

 I am sending this as an entry to Spicy Lounge's CoL- LeftoverDelicacies Event.

24 comments:

Kiran said...

Dear Rupali,
Parathas with banana and methi combination sounds very yummy.why don't you send it Nithu's think beyond the usual:fruit event being hosted by her.this is perfect for the event.(www.nithubala.com)is her site.Today is the last day for the event.
Kiran

Kiran said...

Dear Rupali,
Parathas with banana and methi combination sounds very yummy.why don't you send it Nithu's think beyond the usual:fruit event being hosted by her.this is perfect for the event.(www.nithubala.com)is her site.Today is the last day for the event.
Kiran

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Rupali, what a creative combination. Will surely have to try as they sound yummy.

Sushma Mallya said...

very innovative one rupali, wow what a healthy combo,seems delicious and worth making it too

R said...

Kiran: thanks for ur appreciation and suggestion! i have already sent an entry to Nithu's event. i guess she asked for soup/rasam, curry/gravy/kuzhambu and chutney, so paratha seems off base, but will check with her though!!
Priya: thanks priya, do try it out!
Sushma: thanks sushma, it is healthy and definitely tastes yummy :)

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Rupali, Thanks for asking b4r you send. No Dear, this won't suit the theme..

Btw, paratha looks yummy..very lovely picture..have to give a try..

Aruna Manikandan said...

first time here..
Healthy innovative combo..
Must give a try

ArunaManikandan
http://ensamayalkuripugal.blogspot.com

Pavithra said...

Very different Paratha dear... It looks yummy and I always throw off ripe bananas and this time I will gie a try

R said...

Nithu : thanks for ur reply and appreciating the paratha :)
Aruna: thanks for visiting and following, do try it out!
Pavithra: thnx, yes, its a really nice way to use bananas!

Daisy Blue said...

Rupali,
This is quite a new dish from leftover bananas..good job..and sure you can send them for my event...I have restricted only leftover rice..

ARUNA said...

wow this is a unique combination, looks yumm!

s said...

so unusual..but Im sure it was delicious just the same!

R said...

DaisyBlue: thnx! i will send in my entry.
Aruna: thnx! yes, it is unique :)

s: yes its super delicious! do try it.

Anu said...

Its new dish with leftover bananas... Looks delicious... Please do collect your award from my blog...

ruchikacooks said...

Parathas and banana is a combo along with methi..I would have never thought of it..Looks good.

R said...

Anu: thanks! and thanks for sharing ur award w/me. left a msg on ur blog.
ruchikacooks: thanks for appreciating ruchika!

Panchpakwan said...

This is very nice combo..new to me..thanks for sharing.

Varunavi said...

Heard of banana paratha but adding menthi is new to me,loved the combo

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Rupali, I have an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

R said...

Varunavi: thanks for ur appreciation!
priya: thank you so much, i am touched! will get it from ur blog soon.....

Padhu said...

Parathas with bananas is a unique combo .Nice and innovative .
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

R said...

padhu: thanks for appreciating!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

really sounds interesting... following you

R said...

srividhya: thanks for appreciating and following!