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What to Eat with Methi Paratha (15 Dishes)

If you love methi paratha, then you’ll love this list of the best foods to eat and serve with it!

You probably know that methi paratha is an Indian flatbread, but did you know that it can be paired with a wide variety of other dishes?

What to Eat with Methi Paratha

You won’t find any boring pairings on this list—we’ve got everything from classic Indian recipes to delicious fusion fare.

So get your chapati rollin’ and scroll down to discover the best ways to enjoy methi paratha!

What to Eat with Methi Paratha (15 Dishes)

Methi Paratha

Methi paratha is the perfect dish for any time of day!

Here are some ideas for what you can eat with methi paratha:

1. Aloo methi

If you’re looking for the perfect complement to methi paratha, look no further than aloo methi!

A recipe for this delicious dish was found on Cook With Manali and is rated 5 stars by 16 people who tried it.

The key ingredients are potatoes and green chili.

We love this recipe because it’s a great way to enjoy the classic pairing of potatoes and methi in a way that allows you to avoid having any gluten.

Serve it with a side salad, and you’ve got a healthy, satisfying meal that’s full of flavor and nutrition!

2. Raita

Raita! This cool and creamy yogurt-based dish complements the light flavors of the paratha perfectly.

We love this recipe from BBC Good Food because it’s so simple—you can make it while your paratha are cooking!

Just mix up some Greek yogurt, cucumber, garam masala, mint and lime in a bowl and let it sit in your refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

It’s rated 5 stars by 24 people who tried it, so we know we can trust it!

3. Paneer tikka masala

If you’re looking for a full-flavored, fragrant dish to serve alongside your methi paratha, we recommend this recipe for Paneer Tikka Masala.

Related: 12 Paneer Recipes without Tomatoes

With ingredients such as Greek yogurt, curry powder, and heavy cream, this recipe is the ideal accompaniment to methi paratha because it provides a great sauce with a rich texture that stands up well to the flavor and texture of the paratha.

We got this recipe from Cook With Manali. It has an average 4.8 star rating from 45 people who have tried it!

4. Chole masala

Chana masala is a great accompaniment to methi paratha because it’s a sauce-heavy dish that doesn’t get soggy when it sits on top of the flatbreads.

The two dishes pair well together thanks to the richness of both.

Plus, chana masala has some sweetness built in, and the complex flavors of methi paratha are balanced by some sweetness as well.

They’re made for each other!

We’ve included the recipe below from our friends at Swasthi’s Recipes.

It’s an authentic Indian recipe that’s simple and delicious—plus, it gets 5 stars from 427 people who tried it!

5. Lamb curry

This home-style lamb curry from BBC Good Food is a simple but flavorful accompaniment that goes great with methi paratha.

See Also: What Vegetables Go with Lamb Curry

Not only that, but it’s also super easy to make!

Here’s how it goes:

  1. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the lamb and cook until browned.
  2. Add the mango chutney and ginger and sprinkle in some fennel seeds.
  3. After a few minutes, stir in tomatoes and cook until they’re nice and soft.
  4. Serve over rice or naan, or on its own with a side of methi paratha, of course!

6. Kadai paneer

Kadai paneer

How about some Kadai Paneer to go with your methi paratha?

We found this recipe on Swasthi’s Recipes, a website dedicated to the authentic recipes of India.

It is a spicy side dish that’s quick and easy to make, and it’s packed with flavor.

The recipe calls for cottage cheese, bell peppers, gravy, garam masala, and cashew nuts.

With these ingredients you’ll be able to create a mouthwatering dish that will have your guests wanting more and more.

This recipe has received a 5-star rating from over 500 happy reviewers!

Try it out and let us know what you think!

7. Mango Chutney

The perfect side to your methi paratha?

Mango chutney, of course!

This easy-to-make chutney is made with crystallized ginger, golden raisins, garlic, white vinegar and mustard seeds.

We found this recipe on Simply Recipes (and we’re sure you will too), but here’s a quick rundown of the steps:

  1. Chop and mince the ingredients
  2. Combine the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Serve!

This chutney has a 4.7-star rating from 38 happy reviewers on Simply Recipes, so it’s bound to be a crowd-pleaser for your next dinner party or cozy night at home.


8. Any vegetable dish

Methi paratha pairs well with almost every vegetable dish imaginable.

Use green peas to get a more filling meal, or go simple with just potatoes and onions.

The possibilities are endless!

9. Cheese Curds

Cheese curds are the perfect accompaniment to the fenugreek flavor in methi paratha.

They’re a bit salty and have a nice bite from the cheese, so they actually cut through the richness of any greasy meat you might be tempted to serve.

Plus, you can make them in about 15 minutes, which is great if you’re pressed for time.

We found this recipe on I Am Baker—the instructions are really clear and easy to follow, so don’t worry about having to do too much prep work before getting started.

According to the I Am Baker website, these cheese curds contain just three ingredients: cheese curds, baking soda, and garlic salt.

All of the reviews were glowing—people loved how simple they were to make, how tasty they were, and how well they went with their meals.

Why not give this recipe a try tonight?

10. Methi dal

A popular recipe from Dassana’s Veg Recipes, Methi Dal is a tasty dish made with arhar dal, methi leaves, garam masala powder, ginger, tomato, and more!

In fact, we found the dish on Dassana’s Veg Recipes after searching Google for “best recipes to pair with methi paratha.”

Methi Dal has received 4.9 out of 5 stars from 18 happy reviewers.

Some reviewers have even suggested adding a pinch of red chili powder to the dish if you prefer spicy foods!

11. Masoor dal

Masoor dal is an aromatic red lentil dish that’s really easy to make and tastes amazing with the slightly bitter flavor of methi paratha.

We love this recipe from Swasthi’s Recipes. It’s got the perfect balance of flavor, and we love how simple it is to create.

The key to this dish is sautéing your spices just enough to bring out their flavors without burning them!

Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to make this dish in no time at all.

12. Pad Thai

Spice up your methi paratha with this delicious pad Thai recipe from RecipeTin Eats.

Pad thai is a popular dish in Thailand and is also one of the most well-known dishes in Thai cuisine.

It’s a rice noodle dish that is stir-fried and typically made with vegetables, eggs, and protein (like tofu or chicken).

We recommend serving this alongside methi paratha because it adds a multi-textured element to the meal that creates a fun and unexpected plate.

We also recommend adding cilantro to this dish to add an additional layer of flavor.

13. Spicy Black Bean Soup

We love parathas and we think they go with everything.

They are especially good with this spicy black bean soup recipe that we found on Cookie and Kate.

This is a great meal for vegetarians for the holidays because it’s got a lot of protein and fiber.

But before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about why you should consider serving this recipe with methi paratha.

Why you should eat this with paratha:

  • It’s easy to find in stores or online (this is not true for most Indian breads)
  • It pairs well with a variety of different foods and cuisines (Indian food, Mexican food, American food)
  • It’s healthier than other breads because it has less fat (parathas are fried so they do contain some fat). You could substitute whole wheat flour if that’s your preference!

14. Cauliflower curry

Here’s another suggestion: this easy creamy cauliflower curry recipe from The Modern Proper.

It’s vegan, so it goes perfectly with the parathas, and it’s just about the best thing we’ve ever tasted. It’s great for a weeknight meal, or when you have guests over because it looks super fancy but is actually very simple to make.

Plus, it’s highly customizable—you can substitute any veggies you like in place of the cauliflower (think sweet potatoes, or even frozen peas or shredded carrots) or use a different type of curry powder (like red).

15. Butter Chicken

If you’re looking for what to eat with your methi paratha, look no further than this delicious Butter Chicken recipe.

We found this recipe on Cafe Delites, and we love it because of how easy it is to make.

You’ll need: skinless chicken thighs, evaporated milk, garam masala, ginger, and butter.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delightful dinner on the table in no time!

  1. Get started by mixing the evaporated milk with the garam masala and ginger.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the chicken thighs with the marinade and let them sit for about an hour.
  3. When your chicken is ready (you can tell by touching it—if it’s springy, it’s ready), melt your butter over high heat in a large pot or wok.
  4. Fry up your chicken until golden brown, then pour in your marinade and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve this dish with rice and vegetable side dishes like peas or buttered carrots.

It’s also excellent with freshly baked pita bread!

Methi Paratha Sides

What to Eat with Methi Paratha (15 Dishes)

If you're in the mood for a savory dish, you can't go wrong with Methi Paratha. This Indian flatbread is made with herbs and spices, and it's usually served warm. But how do you know what to eat with it?
It depends on whether you like to eat your Methi Paratha with a side dish or just by itself. If you enjoy having your Methi Paratha as a side dish, consider pairing it with some grilled chicken or some grilled vegetables. You'll want to cook these things separately so they don't taste too much like the bread.
If you prefer to eat your Methi Paratha by itself, that's fine too! Just make sure not to overcook it so the herbs and spice flavors will be more prominent.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • Aloo methi
  • Raita
  • Paneer tikka masala
  • Chole masala
  • Lamb curry
  • Kadai paneer
  • Mango Chutney
  • Any vegetable dish
  • Cheese Curds
  • Methi dal
  • Masoor dal
  • Pad Thai
  • Spicy Black Bean Soup
  • Cauliflower curry
  • Butter Chicken


  • Pick any of the foods and recipes from this list to eat with your Methi Paratha recipe.
  • Prepare the rest of your meal.
  • Be ready to munch in no time!
Keyword What to Eat with Methi Paratha
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