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.


  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


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

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by meeraghu on June 12, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Hi Kiran,
    I have prepared methi paratha many times. I am not sure if it is the one done in north karnataka, but I will post it. You sure can write your recipe as well here. 🙂


  2. Posted by Kiran on June 11, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    another good recipe. similar way we can prepare mentya palya chapati and for that matter any green leaf vegitables.

    I would like to have a recipe for mentye palya kadubu which most of the nortth karnataka people know. I can write the recipe , but I dont know how much quantity of each ingradients to be used.


  3. Posted by meeraghu on April 1, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Hi Harini,
    I am glad you liked the chapathi. Keep the chapathis in a mosit paper towel, this should keep the chapathi soft.


  4. Posted by Harini on March 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks for this easy and simple recipe of palak chapathis. It tried it and it came out wonderdul.
    Would you know how to keep these chapathis soft even when I eat it after an hour of making it?
    Thanks and Have a nice evening!


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