A great way to incorporate Spinach (or ‘Palak’) into your meal, “Palak Paratha” (or Spinach Indian Flatbread).
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable which is rich in many essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and pigments. It’s an amazing green, when combined with other pantry ingredients makes a wholesome, tasty meal in itself.
Other ‘Paratha’ Recipes: Methi Paratha, Avocado Paratha, Aloo Paratha, Besan Paratha
About the Recipe
“Palak Paratha” has a lot of fond food memories. It was an indigenous way for my mom to incorporate this super green into her kids diets ?
It served as our quick breakfast, easy lunch box idea or a tasty evening snack!
A simple recipe that easily comes together and is nutritious, quick, preservative-free and doesn’t required a lot of kitchen accessories ??
Wilted spinach, whole wheat flour and spices are kneaded together to form dough which are rolled into ‘parathas’ (or flatbreads) and cooked over hot griddle.
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Spinach Paratha (Spinach Indian flatbread)
- 6 oz Spinach or 2 bunches
- 2 cup Whole wheat flour plus more to dust
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 tsp Red chili powder adjust to taste. Cayenne can be used instead
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Coriander
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
- Salt to taste
- Water as required as required to knead
For Spinach paste
- Clean and wash Spinach bunches. If using triple washed Spinach then proceed to the next step.
- Heat a large pot and add the cleaned spinach leaves. Cook the leaves until wilted.
- Remove from heat and let it cool.
- Once cooled, using a food processors/ blender, obtain a smooth paste.
Making the dough
- To the food processor (with Spinach paste) add the remaining ingredients (flour, spices, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and 1 tbsp oil)
- Mix the ingredients well. The water from the paste is sufficient to bind the dough. If not add water.
- Once the dough is ready, let it rest for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, divide the dough into 10 – 12 equal sized round balls.
- Take one ball at a time and with a rolling pin, roll out round circles. Use flour for dusting if required.
- Heat a flat griddle/ pan (or ‘Tawa’ in Hindi) and carefully put the rolled out circle on it.
- Brush oil on the top.
- Flip the circle after 1/2 minute. Brush oil on the top. Flip again. Brown spots indicate the bread (‘roti’) is well cooked. Remove from pan.
- Repeat for the remaining dough balls.
- Serve hot Parathas with yoghurt, salsa, lentils, curry, chutney or pickle.