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  • Writer's picturePreeti Vaswani


Methi-ajwain puri a must have winter recipe is a deep fried Indian flatbread. It is made by combining wheat flour , fresh methi leaves(fenugreek leaves), ajwain(carom seeds) and basic spices. Delicious and full with the goodness of winter greens and earthy flavour of ajwain this puri can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

About this recipe

Methi -ajwain puri pairs well with curd, pickle , aloo ki sabji or can be eaten as such. Do not get surprised when I say that I relish this puri with spicy tamatar ki chutney as you can see in the frame above. It tastes yummm.

The plain whole wheat flour puri is extremely popular in Indian homes at the time of festivals like Diwali, Holi, Rakshabandhan. This deep fried Indian flatbread goes well with all the curries be it paneer masala, choley masala or sukhe aloo.

Adding fresh methi leaves to puri makes it not only delicious but also nutritious. Fragrant carom seeds give earthy flavour to the puri and also aid in digestion. Always crush the carom seeds in between your palm to enhance the flavour of these tiny seeds before adding them to curries, drinks or sides.

Back in my childhood, during winters when we use to go for picnics we always carried methi puri with some pickle and sukhe aloo ki sabji as it makes a fuss free travel. Methi puri is perfect for train-travels as it is loved by all , kids or elders alike. Just grab it, roll it up and enjoy with a cup of hot tea. It makes a mess free and fulfilling tiffin box for school going kids.

You will also like recipe on my blog for Moong dal paratha and Sindhi koki as both make perfect travel food and tiffin recipe.

This methi puri

✓ uses winter greens

✓ pairs well with dahi and achar

✓ quick in 30 minutes

✓ filled with the aroma of ajwain

✓ kids friendly

✓ tiffin box recipe

✓ simple but not boring

✓ healthy winter recipe

So, note down it's ingredients and try it out soon!!

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Breads

Prep time : 20 minutes (includes 10 min resting time

Cooking time : 20 minutes

Servings : 10-15


  • 1 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour(atta)

  • 2 Tbsp semolina(sooji)

  • 1/2 Cup fresh methi leaves , finely chopped

  • 1 1/4 Tsp salt

  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 Tsp red chili powder

  • 1/4 Tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

  • 2 Tbsp oil

  • 1 Cup(approx.) water to knead the dough

  • Oil for frying


1. In a bowl mix whole wheat flour, semolina, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, carom seeds and oil.

2. Add finely chopped fresh methi leaves and knead stiff dough by adding little water at a time.

3. Rest the dough for 10 minutes.

4. Knead the dough again to make it smooth and divide it into small balls.

5. Roll out the balls into round flat circle.

6. Gently lift it and drop it in hot oil for frying.

7. Fry the puri by gently pressing it so that it puffs up, flip it and fry until golden brown from both the sides.

8. Take it out and place it on absorbent paper to get rid of excess oil.

9.Serve hot with dahi, pickle or curry.

Lunch or brunch , travels or's always puri time

Recreate it in your kitchen and do not forget to mention in the comments section how it came out? I would love to hear from you.

You may also love other Indian breads

Moong Dal Paratha

Sindhi Koki

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