Saturday, 10 May 2014

Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha


 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
 200- 250 grams spinach/palak
 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
 ¼ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
 2 tsp oil or ghee
 salt as required
oil or ghee for frying the parathas


 Rinse the spinach leaves very well in water. drain them.
 Heat water and boil the spinach leaves in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes.
 Strain and keep some of the stock in which we have boiled the spinach leaves.
 Puree the spinach in a blender.
In a large bowl mix the whole wheat flour with salt, carom seeds, green and chili.
Add the spinach puree and 2 tsp oil. mix well.
Add required amount of stock or water and make a smooth dough.
Take a medium size ball from the dough. roll the dough ball into a small circle.
Spread some oil or ghee  on the top of the rolled dough. If you want you can dust the rolling board with wheat flour
Gently roll the  dough with a rolling pin. Make sure that the parathas do not break. Roll it into a size of a normal roti or chapati
You will get a triangular shape.roll into a medium sized parathas.
On a hot tava, cook the palak paratha with some oil or ghee. till they are crisp and brown from both side.
Make all palak parathas this way. serve the palak paratha hot with green peas curry, yogurt or pickle.
You can also stack the palak parathas in a roti basket or casserole and serve them warm later.