Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Indian Flat Bread/ Spinach Paratha

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

Ingredients: serves-3-4

Wheat Flour: 2 Cups
Spinach washed & cooked  : 1 bunch
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Paprika Flakes: 3/4 tsp
Haldi/Turmeric: 1/2tsp
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.

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  1. lovey perfect paratha. please pass me over with a bowl of cucumber raita.

  2. Hi
    first time here from Pari's blog..nice space with great recipes...paratha loks delicious and tasty..

    cheers and do visit me if you can..I am hosting my first event too..

  3. I love spinach. Your paratha looks delicious!

  4. Homemakers Diary: thanks!! one bowl of raita comin'up!!:)
    Jagruti:Thanks for visiting!!...will check out your blog.
    J & Mimi : thank you.

  5. Wow, I never thought to mix leafy greens into a bread mix, but it looks good...

  6. You don't need to convince me about spinach. Even without Popeye's help, I've always loved it and always will :)Gorgeous paratha !

  7. what a beautiful presentation! Spinach is one of our favorite leafy greens, will definitely try this recep. Love it.

  8. Thanks Stella, Denise and anonymous.

  9. hi! thanks for my late reply dear!
    you can send me the parathas and gravies as two different entries for my event da!
    if you send it me now, i can add it in the round up!

    Hi we are new to the blogging world. You have an awesome blog.

    We had posted paratha and a gravy subji ...but as 2 diff post, you think we can still be part of this event?

    you can check us out at

  10. Wow great picture and presentation...

  11. I jst love Palak Parathas.........looking very yummy


  12. This recipe is simple, and amazing. Best naan ive had, and ive never baked anything. Im so proud of its taste and look that I took pictures. Definitely coming back to this site.
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