A paratha is a North-Indian flat-bread made of whole wheat flour, stuffed with vegetables, paneer and leafy vegetables. It can served for any meal of the day with chutney, pickle or raita. Making perfect parathas needs some skill and comes only with practice. Here is an easy and healthy paratha recipe with spinach which is mess free and requires no stuffing.
You can prepare palak parathas in 2 ways. You can puree the spinach and mix it into the flour with other spices. Or you saute chopped spinach, spices and add to flour. I prefer the latter way and love the little green specks on the paratha. Check the notes for the first method. Spinach paratha are ideal to pack for lunchbox and travel. Serve the parathas hot with curd or raita and pickle.
Notes and Tips
- You can also blanch the spinach and grind with ginger, green chillies, coriander and lemon juice. Add the pureed spinach, spices and salt to the flour and knead to a smooth dough.
- If you don't like the taste of ajwain, you can substitute with cumin seeds / jeera.
- You can also add red chilly powder instead of green chillies.