Friday, July 20, 2012

Aloo Palak Paratha

I usually make Aloo paratha and this time I had some spinach leaves(Palak) and made Aloo palak Paratha.The Parathas came out tasty with the added nutrition of spinach. I like stuffed parathas as there is no need to prepare side dish .All you need is a simple raitha or pickle.
Aloo Palak paratha


Whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups
As needed
As needed
2 tsp + for frying the parathas
For the stuffing
Spinach leaves chopped finely
1 cup
Potato boiled and mashed
2 nos
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Chilli powder
As needed
Garam masala powder
½ tsp
As needed

Preparing stuffing for the paratha.

Rolling and toasting the paratha
  • Take Whole wheat flour,salt in a bowl.Add water as needed to prepare a soft dough similar to chapathi/roti dough.Smear 2 tsp oil ,cover and keep aside for 15-30 mins.
  • For the filling ,heat 2 tsp oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds followed by the chopped spinach.Add a pinch of salt and sugar and cook for 2 mins till the leaves wilt and reduce in volume.
  • Add the mashed potatoes,Chilli powder,Garam masala powder,salt and mix well.Cook in medium flame for 3-4 mins till everything is mixed well.Allow to cool.
  • Take a big lime sized ball of the dough and roll to a small circle.keep the stuffing inside and cover all the sides as shown in the picture above and roll to a circle.
  • Heat a tawa and cook the paratha on both sides using oil till golden spots appear on both the sides.Serve with Raitha /Yoghurt or Pickle of your choice.

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