Palak paneer paratha is a kind of stuffed roti (or flat bread) that is really enjoyed during breakfast in its homeland in North India.  To literally translate the three words, “palak” means spinach; “paneer” is cheese; and “paratha” as you can guess, is roti.  If you’re someone who values nutrition, this breakfast dish is just perfectly fine for you.

How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha

 

Time Table

  • Preparation : 30 minutes
  • Cooking : 20minutes

 

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 ½ cups of packed spinach
  • 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (or chapatiatta)
  • ¼ inch ginger slice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 pc. Green chili, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp. (more or less) of water
  • 2 tbsp. (or more) for frying
  • Salt

 

Stuffing

  • 200g or 1 ½ cups of grated or crumbled cheese (or paneer)
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 pc. Of green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro or coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. of dried mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1 ½ tsp. chaat masala
  • Salt
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha

 

Directions

  1. For blanching the spinach, boil enough water in a pan. When the water boils, add the spinach leaves and cook for around 2-3 minutes.  Drain the water and immediately run cold water onto the spinach to stop the cooking process.  Grind the spinach along with the garlic, green chili, and ginger, forming a smooth paste.
  2. Put the sesame seeds, flour, chaat masala and a dash of salt into a bowl. Put oil and the spinach puree with the spices.
  3. Using one hand, mix all the ingredients and knead the mixture into dough. You may need a little bit of water from time to time to adjust into soft and smooth chapati dough.
  4. When the dough is made, cover it for about 15 minutes.
  5. While waiting, make the stuffing for the rotti. Incorporate all the stuffing ingredients and divide it into 6 equal fractions.
  6. After 15 minutes is up, knead the dough again and commence dividing into 6 balls of equal proportions.
  7. Flatten the balls, making them look like big pancakes. Just work on one ball at a time and after flattening, dip each into dry flour.  Put the stuffing into the very center, then collect the edges and squeeze with your fingers  in order to seal it.
  8. Now, gently press it and make it flat. Dip again into the dry flour and roll into paratha (which is approximately 6” in diameter).
  9. Put the skillet onto a medium flame and fry the paratha. Do the same process to the remaining five.
  10. You can serve the already made palak paneer paratha with pickles, yogurt, or raita.
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha
How to Make Palak Paneer Paratha

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