Archive for December 28th, 2007

Spinach or Palak Paratha

I try every trick to get my daughter to eat Spinach. Last time it was Spinach Delight( recipe here), and today it was Spinach Paratha. She liked it so much and asked me to prepare this for lunch during School as well.

Ingredients:

  1. 3 cups Whole wheat flour
  2. Spinach – 1/2 box ( thawed in the microwave for 2 minutes)
  3. 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  4. 1 tsp Red chilli powder (use according to your taste)
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  6. 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup yoghurt
  7. 3-4 tsp cilantro
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Oil

Method:

Grind all the ingredients from 2 to7 in a blender to a smooth paste.

See picture below.

Ground Mixture

In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, 2 tsp oil and the ground mixture. Knead well adding as much water as you need to make a soft dough.

See picture below.

Spinach Paratha Dough

Now, roll the dough into circles using a rolling pin, just like you make chapatis. Roll out the dough in a round shape, about 4-5 inches diameter.

Heat the tava(pan or skillet) on a medium to high flame. Place a roti on the pan. Add 1/4 tsp oil and spread across the roti for 2 minutes. Turn, add another 1/4 tsp oil, and cook the second side for another 2 minutes till small bubbles form.

Serve with any side dish or just plain yogurt and pickle.

Spinach Paratha

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