Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spinach Paratha-Spinach Paratha Recipe-Palak Paratha

Spinach Paratha is an Indian unleavened bread made from whole wheat flour and spinach. In India, we get fresh greens at our door steps. The other day I got 2 bunches of fresh palak from the vendor from which I made Spinach dal and stored some for making spinach paratha. Yesterday I made Spinach paratha for dinner. I had some onion tomato chutney I made for idly that morning, so we had it with that chutney and it tasted awesome.You can have parathas with any chutney or pickle or curd. Now to palak paratha recipe

Palak paratha-Spinach paratha
Palak paratha with tomato chutney, cucumber raita 

Spinach Paratha-Palak Paratha

Spinach Paratha-Palak Paratha

  Prep Time : 15 mins|Cook Time : 30 Mins |  Yields : 5 parathas

   Ingredients needed

   Whole wheat flour-1 cup
   Spinach (washed and chopped finely) -1 cup
   Red chilli powder-1/2- 1 tsp
   Coriander powder- 1 tsp
   Cumin powder-1 tsp
   Salt needed
   Oil- 2 tsp for dough
   Oil for making parathas

How to make spinach paratha


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add jeera seeds,when it sizzles add chopped spinach leaves.

Saute for a few minutes, then add chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt needed. Cook till all the water evaporates. Leave it to cool.

Palak paratha dough
Now take 1 cup of wheat flour in a bowl, add the cooked spinach, 2 tsp of oil, needed water and make a soft and pliable dough as shown in the picture above.Grease your hands with a little oil and knead the dough well. Keep it covered for 20 minutes. The dough should not be sticky.(Since we have already added salt to spinach, add salt only if required)

Recipe Instructions

After 20 minutes, divide the prepared dough equally and make balls out of it. Flatten the balls slightly, dust wheat flour and roll out into a circle (pic 1- CW).

How to make Palak Paratha
Heat a tawa and put the rolled out paratha on it. When you see bubbles appearing, spread oil on the surface. (pic-2)

Flip it over to the other side and spread oil again on the other side. Press the paratha on the corners well with a ladle. (pic-3)

Cook both sides well till brown spots appear. Serve hot with curd or pickle or chutney or even any raitha.

Check out my collection of Paratha Recipes

More Spinach recipes

Aloo Palak

Dal Palak

Palak Paneer

Aloo Palak Gravy

Spinach Khichdi

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  1. hey padhu,
    the spinach parathas look well prepared :) love it with pickle and curd.

  2. This has come perfect...healthy and yummy parathas...

  3. parathas looking colourful and fab......

  4. Healthy and yummy parathas..makes me hungry.

  5. Spinach paratha looks delicious.

  6. Healthy and delicious spinach parathas..

  7. Nice healthy parathas... never tried making with spinach...

  8. wow..spinach parathas looks so tempting and delicious...loved it....

  9. paratha looks so perfect and delicious !!

  10. I recently made some naan and had a really good experience. This recipe looks promising!

  11. healthy parathas... Looks perfect..

  12. Nutritious and Yummy looking parathas..Very perfectly done...Love your presentations...Glad to follow you...

  13. hi how creative you are with your dishes...thank you for leaving me a comment...i'm a big fan of your blog....:)

  14. Wow ! These parathas look tempting :) thank you so much for stopping by my blog ... I would really appreciate if you could follow it as well !

  15. Have never tried spinach version ...wonderful!

  16. Hey I tried your moong dal dosa today and they came out well. Everybody liked them. Thank you for the simple yet tasty recipe

  17. Fantastic i make this morning so easy

  18. I have doubt, Can we add cooked spinach leaves or uncooked leaves in the batter

    Can you clear please?

    Thank you

    1. Kindly read the recipe. I have written under "preparation " .the method to cook spinach leaves.


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