Palak Paratha, Punjabi Palak Paratha, Spinach Paratha
by Tarla Dalal
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In this fast paced world none of us have the time to eat healthy.
But here's an easy and quick recipe that combines great taste and healthy green vegetables to give you a parathas that's full wholesome goodness. Punjabi food lives up to its reputation of being very healthy.
Palak contains large amounts of fibre along with a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. When puréed and combined with the flour imparts a lovely green colour that's a treat for your eyes.
Enjoy this paratha with thick fresh curds and some achaar. All in all its a tasty way to fill your children up with the essential minerals and keep them happy and healthy.
Enjoy how to make Palak Paratha recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make palak paratha, combine the spinach, lemon juice and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend to a smooth purée.
- Combine all the remaining ingredients including the spinach purée and knead to a semi-soft dough using enough water.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll out each portion into 150 mm. (6") diameter circle, using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each paratha on both sides, using 1 tsp ghee for each paratha, till brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Serve the palak parathas hot.
Palak Paratha Video by Tarla Dalal
Palak Paratha, Punjabi Palak Paratha, Spinach Paratha recipe with step by step photos
If you like Palak Paratha (Spinach Paratha)
then Gobhi Paratha
, Aloo Paratha
and Paneer Paratha
are some popular paratha recipes
to try. Here is an unusual paratha recipe made using spinach puree. It is quick and easy to make as you do not have to stuff the parathas but just toss in all the ingredients in a bowl and make a dough. If you enjoy this spinach paratha recipe, then check out other variations of palak paratha:
For making the Palak Paratha (Spinach Paratha) recipe at home, firstly clean the spinach leaves. To make the palak paratha we are taking around 1 small bunch of spinach. Remove the hard stems of the spinach leaves by chopping them off and discard them. Place the spinach leaves in a colander/strainer and wash them under running water to get rid of excess dirt.
Place the washed leaves on a chopping board and roughly chop the palak leaves.
Transfer the chopped spinach to a mixer jar.
Add the lemon juice. It enhances the taste of the Palak Paratha. Also, adding lemon juice which is rich in Vitamin C will help in the absorption of Iron present in spinach.
Add 2 tbsp of water.
Blend to a smooth purée and keep aside. Many kids dislike eating leafy vegetables, this is a good trick to make them eat the healthy greens. Read more about health benefits of spinach.
For making the dough of Palak Paratha, in a deep bowl, take whole wheat flour.
To this, add refined flour. Maida is often used for making paratha recipes because it makes a more flaky flatbread. But, if you wish to keep this palak paratha recipe healthy then skip adding maida and use 1½ cup of whole wheat flour.
Add green chilli paste for spice. Skip adding chilli paste if you are making this for kids.
Add the prepared spinach puree. This freshly made puree provides a bright green colour to the palak paratha. But, if you are in haste and do not want to prepare the palak puree then you can directly add finely chopped spinach leaves to the flour.
Also, add the salt. Be cautious while adding salt because spinach is slighty salty in flavour. You can even add about 1 tbsp ghee at this stage to the dough. Ghee provides softness to the Palak Paratha.
Combine all the ingredients and knead to semi-soft dough using enough water. We have used around ⅓ cup of water.
Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
Sprinkle a little flour on the rolling surface to prevent the Palak Paratha dough from sticking to it.
Place a dough ball on the rolling surface and press it to flatten.
Dip the dough portion in flour and dust of excess flour. Roll out into 150 mm. (6") diameter circle, using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Do not use excess flour or else it will harden the palak paratha on cooking. You can roll the parathas in any desired shape.
Heat a non-stick tava and cook the palak paratha on the bottom side, until bubbles appear on the surface of the palak paratha.
Flip over and cook the other side.
Using 1 tsp if ghee, cook the Palak Paratha till brown spots appear on both the sides. Press the edges lightly with the help of flat spoon to ensure even cooking. You can even make use of butter or oil to roast the paratha.
Remove on a plate and keep aside. Repeat steps 13 to 18 to make 7 more Palak Parathas (Punjabi Palak Parathas).
Serve the Palak Paratha (Spinach Paratha) hot. Also, check out our collection of 85+ quick paratha and roti recipes.
Take a deep bowl and add 1½ cup of whole wheat flour into it.
Rest of the steps will remain same as the regular Palak Paratha (Spinach Paratha).
Serve the Palak Paratha (Punjabi Palak Paratha) with whole wheat flour hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per paratha
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