Palak Paratha is yet another nutritious bread which can be prepared with much abundant leafy vegetables in winters here i.e. Spinach (Palak). Thanks to super-markets, anyone can acquire spinach during off-seasons too but the real pleasure and its nutritional value can only be optimized in its high time.
Earlier, during winters we, I and my sis Pooh were forced to be fed with Palak Parathas by my mom. Those days we used to find some means to avoid them somehow. I didn’t use to like at all. That time among stuffed flat breads, aloo parathas, Paneer Parathas etc used to my favorites but since I have become health conscious, I have developed taste for Palak Paratha. They are rich in dietary fiber and good for digestive system, full of iron and protein. Hence these spinach flat breads are quick to make and nutritious at the same time.
Its recipe has been derived from Methi- Parathe (fenugreek flat bread). Like we made Methi-Parathe, same way we’ll be going for Palak Parathe. I had mentioned there four different ways of making flat breads of leafy vegetables. You can apply any of the four ways to prepare Palak Paratha. Include following mentioned ingredients in recipe and apply either following method or any of the four ways mentioned there.
To enhance its taste and to make it more flavorsome in taste, bit tanginess can be added with dry mango powder. Thus a tangy-spicy flavor would be more temptingly delicious for everyone especially children avoiding this very nutritious diet. Let’s quickly see how its recipe-is
Time Taken- For Preparation- 10 min
For Cooking- 5 min
Servings/Yield- 8 flat breads
Category- Main course (Breads)
Wheat flour- 2 cups
Spinach leaves- 1 cup (washed and chopped)
Carom Seeds (Ajwain) – ½ tsp
Aniseeds (chhoti saunf) – ½ tsp
Ginger- ½ inch (finely chopped)
Green chillies- 1tsp (finely chopped)
Dry mango powder- ½ tsp (optional)
Salt- ½ tsp or to taste
Vegetable oil/ ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tsp + for cooking
Steps to follow-
- Rub 2tsp clarified butter all through the flour to form crumbling flour mixture.
- Add in salt and other remaining ingredients in flour and knead smooth dough (of medium tightness) adding water as required.
- Take out one small ball of dough and roll it out in a circle shape of 1/3 of 1cm thickness.
- Heat a flat pan and grease it with clarified butter. Place the round on pan and let it cook until it starts to light brown. Flip and grease this side. Same way repeat for other side.
- Take out and serve hot with chilled curd or pickle or any sabzi of your choice.
Munch it up and enjoy!
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