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Palak Paratha Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Palak Paratha Recipe | Spinach Paratha

Palak Paratha is a delicious and healthy Indian flatbread made from mildly spiced whole wheat flour combined with pureed spinach.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g

Ingredients For Palak Paratha Recipe | Spinach Paratha
  

  • 250 gm Spinach Leaves (Palak)
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (Gehun ka Atta)
  • 1 Teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon Saunf (Fennel Seeds)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 3 Tablespoon Cooking Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Palak Paratha Recipe | Spinach Paratha
 

  • Thoroughly wash spinach leaves and add them to a cooking pan. Add one cup of water and let the spinach leaves blanch for 4-5 minutes.
    250 gm Spinach Leaves (Palak)
    Palak Paratha Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • When the leaves are wilted, drain the water and make a smooth puree from the boiled spinach. Set the puree aside to cool for a couple of minutes.
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  • To make the dough, take the whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, ajwain (carom seeds) and saunf (fennel seeds) to the flour and mix it well.
    2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (Gehun ka Atta), 1 Teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds), 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1 Teaspoon Saunf (Fennel Seeds)
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  • Add 1 tablespoon oil along with spinach puree to this mix. Optionally add finely chopped green chilli for little extra heat.
    1 Green Chilli
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  • Gently start to fold in and knead the mixture so that puree blends in well with the flour.
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  • Add little water if required and knead to make a soft and smooth dough.
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  • Divide the dough into 8 equal sized balls and brush them with a little flour.
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  • Roll the dough into a disc with a rolling pin. Brush a few drops of oil on top.
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  • Fold it in semicircle (as shown below) and add another coat of oil on top of it.
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  • Fold it again halfway such that it looks like a triangle and gently press the corners and edges together.
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  • Dust the surface with some flour and flatten the paratha into a triangular shape using a rolling pin.
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  • Place the paratha on hot tava (griddle) over medium heat and cook one side till you start observing small bubbles.
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  • Flip paratha to cook it from other side as well. Small brownish patches will start appearing on paratha as it gets cooked.
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  • Brush 1 teaspoon oil on the surface. Cook for 10-15 seconds, then flip the paratha again and apply oil on the other side as well.
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  • Press the paratha with spatula to cook it evenly from all sides. Cook the paratha till it becomes slightly brown and crispy on both sides.
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  • Palak paratha is ready! Serve it with plain yogurt, raita, pickle or any indian curry.
    Palak Paratha Recipe Step By Step Instructions