I usually make chapthi/phulkas without using oil. They come out soft, but has to be served immediately. I was happy with this results since I always made chapthi after my family is on the table for the dinner. Directly from the tava to the mouth. But it is not always possible to do this 'serve immediate' approach, specially when I have guests over. When made ahead of time my chapathi tend to get hard.
I was looking for a solution and found this well written 'How to make soft chapthis?' on Aayi's recipes. I just followed Shilpa's tip to use just a tsp of oil in the dough. The chapathis are awesome and soft and can be made ahead!
Found this nice and easy for Methi paratha on Home Spices. Dr. Sowmya's recipe called for fresh methi leaves. I used kasoori methi/dry methi leaves instead. The results were great. I often make this sometimes with dry parsley too!
I had tried these recipes and tips a few weeks back, had clicked pictures too. They were lying in my 'todo posts' from a long time, found them as good entries for the Monthly Blog Patrolling hosted by Coffee, theme for March "Lets Roll.." I just read the instructions, the deadline is 20th, Guess I am too late.