Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Palak/Spinach parata

This parata/flat bread is a great breakfast, brunch or lunch recipe. With a lovely contrast of textures and flavours, altogether it’s a total pleasure to eat.


  1. 2Bunches of Spinach (about 300gms)
  2. 3 cups Whole wheat flour
  3. 10 Green chillies or to taste
  4. 1/2tsp Ajwain/carom seeds
  5. 1tsp Garam Masala
  6. 4-5,finely chopped garlic cloves
  7. 1tsp, chopped Ginger
  8. 1tbsp oil
  9. Ghee or oil for basting
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1/2 cup Wheat flour for dusting

  • wash and chop spinach leaves and keep aside.
  • Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan,add caram seeds followed by garlic,ginger and green chillies,saute for a 4-5 seconds.
  • Now add chopped spinach and salt to taste, saute untill it changes to dark green.It takes about 4-5 minutes.Now add garam masala and saute for couple of minutes.Switch off the fire and let it cool a bit.
  • Once the spinach mixture is cooled down,make a coarse puree out of it using a hand blender or food processor until incorporated but make sure it slightly coarse in texture.
  • Now take a mixing bowl,add pureed spinach and add little flour at time,till all the flour is used up.if you feel the dough is little hard then use some curd or water to make it softer.Rub few drops of oil or ghee on it to prevent drying.
  • Divide the dough into a big lemon sized balls and flatten it out into your palms.
  • Dip into dry flour and roll into 7-8 inches big circle.
  • Heat tava/skillet,add ghee or butter and fry parata's until bubbles appear and then flip over.wait again for few seconds and flip it over again.
  • Now add some ghee and fry again.Press gently with spatula to make the parata swell up a little.when the brown spot appear on both sides remove the parata and serve hot with home made butter,pickle or thick yoghurt....Enjoy ;)