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Easy Spinach (Palak) Paratha Recipe

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Spinach Paratha (Palak Paratha)

Spinach Paratha (Palak Paratha)

Simple and Healthy Spinach Pancakes

Spinach paratha (palak paratha) is unique due to its stuffing: raw spinach and spices. You can make these parathas quickly and easily because you need not cook the stuffing before filling.

Serve them hot with a mild spicy curry or tomato sauce for breakfast or brunch. Enjoy the protein-rich and delicious spinach parathas!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

10 min

25 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 3 cups spinach, washed, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil or ghee, for cooking each paratha
  • 1 teaspoon oil, for making the dough

Instructions

  1. Making the dough: Add wheat flour to a mixing bowl. Add oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well. While adding water little by little, knead it to get a firm and pliable dough. Cover it and rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Make the stuffing: Gently mix the chopped spinach leaves, grated ginger, red chili powder, and carom seeds. Set aside.
  3. After the dough has rested for 15 minutes, gently knead the dough once again. Divide the dough into many lemon-sized portions. Make a patty with each of the portions. Roll one of the patties to get a 4-inch diameter disc. Spread some chickpea flour on it as well as a bit of salt.
  4. Place a fistful of spinach leaf mixture in the center of the disc. Add some chickpea flour over it. Fold the edges towards the center and seal them in the top. Gently press to get a patty. While dusting with wheat flour, roll it to get a 6-7-inch disc.
  5. Heat a pan and add some oil. Place the disc on it. Roast it on both sides until the raw paratha is cooked and has golden brown streaks all over. Once done, remove it and place it on a serving plate.
  6. Cook the remaining parathas in the same way.
  7. Serve with mild spicy curry or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating these nutritious flatbreads for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

Picture Guide

Step one: Prepare the dough as per instructions.

Step one: Prepare the dough as per instructions.

Step two: For making the stuffing, mix chopped spinach, red chili powder, carom seeds, and grated ginger.

Step two: For making the stuffing, mix chopped spinach, red chili powder, carom seeds, and grated ginger.

Collect it on a plate

Collect it on a plate

Step three: Divide the dough into many lemon-sized portions. Shape each of the portions to a patty. Roll a patty to make a 4-inch diameter disc. Spread some chickpea flour on it. Also, sprinkle some salt.

Step three: Divide the dough into many lemon-sized portions. Shape each of the portions to a patty. Roll a patty to make a 4-inch diameter disc. Spread some chickpea flour on it. Also, sprinkle some salt.

Place a fistful of stuffing in the center. Spread some chickpea flour over it.

Place a fistful of stuffing in the center. Spread some chickpea flour over it.

Fold the edges and seal them in the top.

Fold the edges and seal them in the top.

Gently press it to get a patty

Gently press it to get a patty

While dusting with wheat flour, roll it to get a 6-7-inch diameter disc.

While dusting with wheat flour, roll it to get a 6-7-inch diameter disc.

Step four: Place it on a hot pan. Roast it on both sides while adding very little oil until it gets golden brown spots all over.

Step four: Place it on a hot pan. Roast it on both sides while adding very little oil until it gets golden brown spots all over.

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Remove and place it on a serving plate. Similarly, cook the remaining parathas. Serve them hot with a curry or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating them for breakfast or dinner!

Remove and place it on a serving plate. Similarly, cook the remaining parathas. Serve them hot with a curry or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating them for breakfast or dinner!

Comments

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on August 17, 2021:

Thanks, Peggy W, for your inspiring comment. I expect your continued support. Try this recipe.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 17, 2021:

Your spinach paratha (pancake) looks delicious. I know that I would enjoy all of those flavors. Thanks for your recipe and easy step-by-step directions.

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