Palak paratha is a nutritious Indian flat bread. It goes very well with raithas, plain yogurt or pickles.

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups
Spinach (chopped ) – 1 to 2 cups
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Chat Masala – 1/2 tsp ( optional )
Warm water – 3/4 cup ( approx. )
Oil –  2 to 3 Tbsp
Salt – as needed
All purpose flour – for coating and dusting
Ghee or oil for cooking the parathas

Method

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a shallow pan. Add the chopped spinach and saute for 2 mins in a medium low flame.
  2. Add the cumin powder and the chat masala and fry for a minute.
  3. Remove the mixture from fire. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients including the spinach mixture and make a smooth dough.
  4. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 10 to 20 mins.
  5. Heat tawa or skillet.
  6. Knead the dough one more time and make 12 equal sized balls.
  7. Dip one ball into the All-purpose flour to coat and roll it out into a slightly thicker paratha. Keep dipping the rotli into the dry flour to prevent it from sticking to the rolling surface.
  8. Place the paratha on the skillet. Brush or drizzle some oil or ghee on the top side. Cook for a minute. Flip to the other side and cook for a min or until brown spots appear.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve them hot / warm with chutneys, raithas or plain yogurt.

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