Thursday, August 15, 2013

Palak (Spinach) Paratha - North Indian dish

Palak paratha
Palak paratha

Ingredients (6 Parathas)

Wheat flour - 2 cups (1 cup size = 150 ml)
salt - as needed
Palak (spinach) leaves - 2 cups
jeera / cumin seeds - 1 tsp
chilli powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
water - as needed
oil - 4 - 5 tsp


  • Wash and chop the spinach leaves
  • Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil and add cumin seeds
  • saute it for a minute and add the spinach leaves. Saute untill the leaves are shrinked and cooked
  • grind the cooked spinach to a smooth paste
  • In a vessel, add wheat flour, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder and mix well
  • Mix the grounded spinach with the flour and then add 2 tsp of oil and water little by little and make a smooth dough
  • Keep it covered using a wet cloth for 10 - 15 mins. 
  • Make 6 equal size balls and roll it to a flat circle using rolling pin. Dust it with flour whenever necessary while rolling the parathas
  • Heat pan, drizzle some oil and cook the parathas on both sides in medium flame until golden spot appears.

  • Serve hot with raitha / bhoondi raitha / pickle or any type of kurma / gravy.

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