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Palak Paratha Recipe | Spinach Paratha Recipe | How to make Palak Paratha

Parathas are a popular dish primarily belonging to Indian sub-continent region but over the years its popularity has grown to different parts of the world. There are a wide variety of Parathas that you can prepare at home. You can prepare a Paratha with almost any vegetable with some amount of variation in spices and methodology used. One such example is the Palak Paratha aka Spinach Paratha. Palak Paratha recipe or Spinach Paratha recipe is a quick and easy recipe which you can learn to make Palak Paratha at home for breakfast. Key ingredient for Palak Paratha is Spinach aka Palak in Hindi language. Spinach as we know is a healthy leafy vegetable and is a good source of Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Protein. 100 g Spinach provides 2.9 g Protein, 2.71 mg Iron, Potassium 558 mg, Magnesium 79 mg and 99 mg Calcium.
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Paratha is a popular dish primarily belonging to Indian sub-continent region but over the years its popularity has grown to different parts of the world. There are a wide variety of Parathas that you can prepare at home. You can prepare a Paratha with almost any vegetable with some amount of variation in spices and methodology used. One such example is the Palak Paratha aka Spinach Paratha. Palak Paratha recipe or Spinach Paratha recipe is a quick and easy recipe which you can learn to make Palak Paratha at home for breakfast. Key ingredient for Palak Paratha is Spinach aka Palak in Hindi language. Spinach as we know is a healthy leafy vegetable and is a good source of Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Protein. 100 g Spinach provides 2.9 g Protein, 2.71 mg Iron, Potassium 558 mg, Magnesium 79 mg and 99 mg Calcium.

Palak Paratha Recipe | Spinach Paratha Recipe | How to make Palak Paratha

Spinach is considered a good healthy option especially for kids due to its nutritional benefits. Though it is considered good for growing children, many parents struggle to make their kids like this vegetable. As an alternative you can use Spinach Paratha or Palak Paratha to let your kid get the best of both worlds – taste and health. We recommend using less oil to prepare the Paratha especially if you would like to reduce weight or if you are giving it to your kids. More oil usually makes Parathas crispy but we recommend limiting it to get the most out of it.

Read more and refer to recipe card and detailed steps to find out how to prepare Palak Paratha at home.

Making Palak Paratha at home

Palak Paratha Recipe or Spinach Paratha Recipe is a simple recipe to make a tasty breakfast at home. Spinach is good for growing kids and you can occasionally make this as a breakfast. For kids we recommend using less quantity of oil so that they get all the good nutrition from Spinach. Since Spinach is widely available during Winter season hence it is the best time to make Palak Paratha. During off season or rainy season we recommend not to buy Spinach from market since during this time you may not get fresh Spinach. You can serve Palak Paratha with Coriander Chutney, Curd, Milk cream with sugar along with some Tea or Coffee. In many places the dish is served with sweet tomato curry.

In this section we will go through detailed steps with pictures of different milestones so you can validate your progress as you follow our Palak Paratha recipe.

Prepare Spinach Puree

To prepare Spinach Puree first pluck Spinach leaves from the root and wash them thoroughly. This is required to get rid of any soil or dirt sticking to the roots or leaves.

Pluck Palak leaves from the root and wash them properly before adding to blender
To make Palak Paratha, first pluck Palak leaves from the root and wash them properly before adding to blender

Now put spinach leaves in a blender and make a puree. You may need to add very little amount of water to make the puree else spinach will stick to blender jar. Your puree is now ready to be mixed with dough.

Add little water along with Palak leaves and blend them to make Palak puree
Add little water along with Palak leaves and blend them to make Palak puree

Tips & Tricks – If you do not have a blender / mixer then you can chop Spinach leaves and add them to the wheat flour while preparing dough. You would need to add some water to prepare dough via this method. It is also a matter of personal preference since many people like chopped Spinach in Palak Paratha instead of a puree.

Prepare dough for Palak Paratha

Making a dough for Palak Paratha is very easy.

To prepare dough take wheat flour in a bowl or broad utensil and add 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Carom seeds, Red chilies powder and 1 tsp Vegetable Oil in it.

Add all ingredients to make Palak Paratha in a bowl and knead it well to make Palak Paratha dough
Add all ingredients to make Palak Paratha in a bowl and knead it well to make Palak Paratha dough

Now knead it using Palak puree. Once done, leave the dough for 5 mins so it will become soft. You may need little amount of water while kneading if your dough is too dry.

Divide the dough into 4 equal sized balls.

Divide Palak Paratha dough into 4 dough balls
Divide Palak Paratha dough into 4 dough balls
You are now ready to make Palak Paratha.

Prepare Palak Paratha

You are know ready to make Palak Paratha. First take a frying pan and put it on gas to heat up. Now, take the dough ball and flatten it using a rolling pin to 3 – 4 inches circular shape and apply some Vegetable Oil and fold it into triangular shape.

Roll the dough ball to create a triangular shaped Paratha using the rolling pin until it is 6 – 7 inches in diameter. Make sure you apply the pressure evenly while rolling and occasionally sprinkle small quantity of dry wheat flour so that Paratha does not stick on the surface.

You can make round Roti like Parathas as well, it is just that kids usually tend to prefer different shape Parathas more than the rounded ones.

Take a dough ball and use rolling pin to make triangular shaped Palak Paratha
Take a dough ball and use rolling pin to make triangular shaped Palak Paratha

Once done put your Palak Paratha in the frying pan and let it cook for a minute on one side, flip it over to the other side and apply some Vegetable Oil. Again after a minute or so flip the Paratha and apply some more Vegetable oil on the other side. Ensure the gas is on medium flame or else the Palak Paratha will not be crispy and soft.

Once rolled put Palak Paratha into a frying pan and apply some vegetable oil on both sides
Once rolled put Palak Paratha into a frying pan and apply some vegetable oil on both sides. Flip and press on both sides so it gets cooked properly

Roast it for sometime from both sides. Ensure it does not burn by keeping on gas for too long.

Your Palak Paratha is ready to be served with some tomato ketchup, pickles, curd and some hot beverages like Tea or Coffee. Some people prefer eating Palak Paratha with some home made whipped cream and Sugar as well.

You can even try Palak Paratha with some Coriander Chutney or Red Chilli Sauce. Remember, Palak Paratha just like any other Parathas taste best when hot.

Once Palak Paratha is cooked, take them out and serve hot with some Tea or coffee
Once Palak Paratha is cooked, take them out and serve hot with some Tea or coffee

Chef Recommendation for Palak Paratha

  • Since Palak is a root vegetable hence you must wash it properly to get rid of any soil or dust sticking to the roots and leaves.
  • While washing do not keep Spinach in water for a long time else it will spoil very quickly.
  • You can serve Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha with some pickles, curd, tomato sauce or green sauce with tea or coffee.
  • If you do not have a blender / mixer or would like to try a different alternative for Palak Paratha then you can chop Palak leaves instead of making a puree. In such case you would need water to knead the dough and should mix chopped Palak while kneading.

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Palak Paratha served with green sauce and tomato ketchup

Palak Paratha Recipe

Parathas are a popular dish primarily belonging to Indian sub-continent region but over the years its popularity has grown to different parts of the world. There are a wide variety of Parathas that you can prepare at home. You can prepare a Paratha with almost any vegetable with some amount of variation in spices and methodology used. One such example is the Palak Paratha aka Spinach Paratha. Palak Paratha recipe or Spinach Paratha recipe is a quick and easy recipe which you can learn to make Palak Paratha at home for breakfast. Key ingredient for Palak Paratha is Spinach aka Palak in Hindi language. Spinach as we know is a healthy leafy vegetable and is a good source of Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Protein. 100 g Spinach provides 2.9 g Protein, 2.71 mg Iron, Potassium 558 mg, Magnesium 79 mg and 99 mg Calcium.
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Course: Bread, Paratha & Rice, Breakfast, Food Recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Palak Paratha

  • 1 cup Wheat Flour Atta
  • 100 g Spinach Palak
  • 10 g Green Chilies Hari MIrch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt Namak or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilies powder Lal Mirch Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Carom Seed Ajwain
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Spinach Paratha or Palak Paratha

  • Pluck Spinach leaves and wash them thoroughly.
    100 g Spinach
  • Put spinach leaves in blender and make a puree. You may need to add very little amount of water to make the puree else spinach will stick to blender jar.
    100 g Spinach
  • Wash and Chop Green Chilies
    10 g Green Chilies

How to make dough for Spinach Paratha or Palak Paratha

  • To prepare dough take wheat flour in a bowl or broad utensil and add chopped Green Chili, Salt, Carom seeds, Red chilies powder and 1tsp Vegetable Oil in it.
    1 cup Wheat Flour, 10 g Green Chilies, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Red chilies powder, 1/4 tsp Carom Seed
  • Now knead it using Palak puree. Once done, leave the dough for 5 mins so it will become soft. You may need little amount of water while kneading if your dough is too dry.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal sized balls.
  • You are now ready to make Palak Paratha.

How to make Spinach Paratha or Palak Paratha

  • Take a frying pan and put it on gas to heat up.
  • Now, take the dough ball and flatten it using a rolling pin to 3 – 4 inches circular shape and apply some Vegetable Oil and fold it into triangular shape.
    2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Roll the dough ball to create a triangular shaped Paratha using the rolling pin until it is 6 – 7 inches in diameter. Make sure you apply the pressure evenly while rolling and occasionally sprinkle small quantity of dry wheat flour so that Paratha does not stick on the surface.
  • Once done put your Palak Paratha in the frying pan and let it cook for a minute on one side, flip it over to the other side and apply some Vegetable Oil. Again after a minute or so flip the Paratha and apply some more Vegetable oil on the other side. Ensure the gas is on medium flame or else the Palak Paratha will not be crispy and soft.
  • Roast it for sometime from both sides. Ensure it does not burn by keeping on gas for too long.
  • Your Palak Paratha is ready to be served with some Coriander Chutney, tomato ketchup, pickles or curd and hot Tea.

Notes

Few considerations to take while cooking and serving –
1. Since Palak is a root vegetable hence you must wash it properly to get rid of any soil or dust sticking to the roots and leaves.
2. While washing do not keep Spinach in water for a long time else it will spoil very quickly.
3. You can serve Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha with some pickles, curd, tomato sauce or green sauce with tea or coffee.
4. If you do not have a blender / mixer or would like to try a different alternative for Palak Paratha then you can chop Palak leaves instead of making a puree. In such case you would need water to knead the dough and should mix chopped Palak while kneading.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 184kcal (9%) | Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 309mg (13%) | Fiber: 2g (8%)
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