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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13 comments:

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

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  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..

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  3. I love spinach. Your paratha looks delicious!

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

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

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  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 !

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

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  8. Thanks Stella, Denise and anonymous.

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  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 http://turmericnspice.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow great picture and presentation...

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

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  12. Great click and lovely presentation

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