17 March, 2016
Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha
Date – 25.2.2016
Very healthy and delicious Palak ka Paratha goes well with curd, Tomato – coriander instant chutney or with mango pikal.
Preparation time – 25 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins
Recipe type – Breakfast/dinner
Cuisine – Punjabi/ indian
Serve – 11- 12 Paratha
Mesourment cup used 1 cup = 220 ml
Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
Besan/gram flour – 2 tbsp (optional) Besan will make paratha crispy
Palak – 200 – 250 g or 2 cups
Ajwain/carom seeds – ½ tsp
Hing/asafoetida – 2 pinch
Red chilli powder – ½ – 1 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Oil/ghee/butter – as needed (for shallow fry)
Water – as needed
Rinse the palak in water very well and drain it .
Boil 2 cups of water in a kadai, add palak in that and boil it for 2-3 min.
Drain it and make palak puree. Keep aside. Do not throw the stock in which we have boiled palak we need them while making dough.
In a large bowl take wheat flour, besan, carom seeds, hing, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.
Add Palak puree and 2 tsp of ghee (adding ghee is optional). Mix well.
Add the stock (in which we boiled palak), and make a smooth dough.
Cover the dough with a plate for 15 min or you can make paratha immediately.
Devoid dough into 11-12 parts or medium sized ball.
Roll the dough ball into a medium sized circle.
Apply 2-3 drops or oil or ghee on the top of the roll dough.
Fold it one side, and again apply oil or ghee on the folded side.
Again fold it.
Now it will be like triangle shape.
Use duster flour and roll it into medium sized paratha with the help of rolling pin.
Place this paratha to the hot tava.
Cook paratha both the sides by adding oil or ghee till it turn crisp and brown both the sides.
Follow the same method for other parathas.
Instead of ajwain you can add grated garlic too.
When you place paratha on tava it should be hot.
Boil palak with 2 cups of water for 2-3 minutes
Take wheat flour, gram flour, red chili powder, salt, carom seeds and hing, mix well
Add palak paste
Add palak stock (in which we have boiled palak and make soft dough
Divide it into 11-12 parts
Take one dough ball and apply dust flour
Roll it in 5 inch circle, apply few drops of ghee
Fold it and again apply few drops of ghee
Fold it again and it will be like a triangle
Apply dust flour and roll it with the rolling pin
Place it to the hot tava
Apply ghee or oil and cook it both the sides
Palak paratha is ready