Dill Paratha

Dill is an annual herb from in the celery family.Fresh and dried dill leaves are widely used herb in Europe and Central Asia. In India Dill is called as Shepu in Marathi, Savaa in Hindi, Soa- kura in Telugu, Suva in Gujrathi and Shatapushpa in Sanskrit. 

In India Dill is  added to any kind of lentils as a Main course dish.  Chopped dill can be cooked with potatoes, can be added to wheat flour and made paratha. It is considered to have very good anti-gas properties, so it is used as mukhwas or after a meal for digestion. It is also traditionally given to mothers immediately after childbirth.

For day 3, week 2 of BM 64 under the theme " Wheat recipes" am here with a dish with dill leaves and wheat flour.  Here is the recipe which is very simple, delicious and healthy paratha with dill. Can be served with any pickle, curry, raita or just plain yogurt. 


Dill leaves chopped 1 cup
Wheat flour / Atta 1 1/2 cup
Chopped mint leaves 1/2 cup
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Cumin powder 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 3 spoons
Water to make dough


Add all the ingredients and mix well.
Now add enough water to make stiff dough.
Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Now divide the dough into 8 equal balls.
 Take each ball and roll it with rolling pin like a chapatti / roti.
Use dry atta / wheat flour to dust while making chapatti.
Heat tawa / pan and place the chapatti on it.
Add little oil around the corners and on top.
Cook on both side will done.
Serve hot with any pickle / raita.

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Priya Suresh said...

Can guess the flavor of this paratha from here, wonderful pick.

rajani said...

I have seen dill in parathas and potatoes, but never tried it myself. Looks good!

Varada's Kitchen said...

Dill sounds great for parathas. I will try it.

Srivalli said...

Not used Dill in my cooking yet, must try, This is a wonderful way to use these greens.

Pavani said...

What a flavorful and delicious looking dill paratha.

vaishali sabnani said...

That must be very flavorful paratha...though I have yet to use dill in my cooking.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This looks like a tasty flavourful paratha..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have never used dill in parathas. I want to try them sometime.

Harini R said...

Interesting usage of dill in parathas.