Thanks to Popeye , the sailor, (from the famous comic strip ), Spinach is the most popular and much loved green leafy vegetable , recognized by most children . Our tryst with spinach , too , started way back in school , and has only deepened over the years.
There is so much much one can do with spinach , it is so versatile , cook it , puree it or blanch it, treat it anyway , it never complains!
But for now, it is paratha , filled with nutritious superfood green spinach.
This is our entry for: Healing Foods Event-Spinach
Our entry for : EFM Theme - Parathas and Gravies / Curries Series
Wheat Flour: 2 Cups
Spinach washed & cooked : 1 bunch
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Paprika Flakes: 3/4 tsp
Dhaniya leaves / cilantro: finely chopped small bunch
Fine Rava/semolina: 2 tbsp (for crispness)
Til/Sesame seed: 2tsp, roasted and powdered (for flakiness)
Water: to knead the dough
Oil: 1 tbsp (to soften the dough)
Ghee: to make the parathas
Salt: to taste
Chop the Spinach finely and cook
Knead Wheat, spinach, cumin, paprika flakes, turmeric, coriander leaves, fine rava, sesame powder and salt with required water to make dough. Add oil & make the dough to soft consistency.
With a help of a rolling pin take a lemon sized dough & roll it to Paratha shape. (Round)
Heat a flat pan, toss the paratha in & let it cook till it starts to get small bubbles, now turn it around & add ¼ tspof ghee around the paratha. Let it roast nice and crispy (both sides) on medium low flame, serve hot with plain yogurt and a mix of assorted chutneys/ pickles. Enjoy this healthy snack/meal any time of day.