Dill is one of the aromatic herb used in many recipes. In Indian cuisine, it is generally used to make stir fried vegetables but I tried making Paratha with dill leaves. Dill leaves has very nice aroma and when it is mixed with Indian spices, it enhances tastes of the recipe. Let’s quickly check my recipe of Dill leaves paratha.
20 gms of Dill leaves
1 large onion
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp carrom seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 & 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Salt as per taste (approximately 1 tsp)
1 & 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
Oil for frying
Water to make dough
Above proportion will yield 6 parathas.
Roughly chop dill leaves and add to a big bowl. In a same bowl add finely chopped onion, all masala powders & seeds. Mix it well, then add whole wheat flour to it. Add approximately 1/2 cups of water slowly and form a dough. If required add little oil and more water to form a nice dough.
Refer below images for dough consistency.
Now make small balls from above dough. Roll these balls slowly to make a chapati. Use dry wheat flour to roll so that it won’t stick to the base.
Heat a pan on medium-high flame. When pan is hot, slowly place paratha on it. Add oil from sides and cook it from both sides till it turns golden brown. Apply oil/ghee on both sides of paratha.
Your paratha is ready to serve. Enjoy it with pickle/curd/butter. I served it with homemade green chilly pickle and curd !!