These palak parathas or spinach flatbread are a delicious and healthy paratha recipe. They are nutritious too and a kid-approved recipe.
I remember that as a little child, I absolutely adored the lovely green parathas that mum made.
They looked pretty and tasted good. What more could a child want? Chenopodium or bathua leaves paratha was made regularly during winters.
These parathas are very versatile. They make for a wonderful breakfast or light meal when accompanied with dal or dahi (yogurt) and pickled beetroots (for the added acidity and iron) and make a full meal of it.
Here is the recipe of a tasty and healthy paratha that my kids totally approved of. The dough can be used to make palak rotis as well.
Here is my simple recipe:
Palak Paratha Recipe
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 cups spinach about 250 gm.
- 1 tbsp. dill chopped
- 2 green chillies
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ inch ginger
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil to fry
- Clean the spinach well.
- Blend together spinach, dill leaves, garlic, ginger and chillies to a smooth paste. Don't add water or add about 1-2 tsp.
- Take the flour, add the blended spinach dill paste, add in garam masala along with salt and knead a soft dough.
- Cover and keep for 15 minutes.
- To make the parathas take a small ball of the dough
- Roll it out thin to paratha width.
- Fry on a hot griddle on both sides using a little oil.
- Your spinach paratha is ready to serve. Serve hot with chutney, pickle and curry, dal or curd. Enjoy.
Add the blended greens mix to the flour and add spices. Look at that rich green colour.
Knead to a soft dough.
Saute on a hot griddle using oil on both sides.
Serve hot with chutney, pickled beetroot and curd.
This paratha is also a great source of iron as it is rich in spinach. Many kids don't like the flavour of greens. This is a nice way to incorporate greens in their diet.
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Soumya Prasad says
I love spinach parathas, but Dill makes me instantly drowsy! Have made it in many ways, but the effect is the same. The same for my husband as well, so we stay away from it. But spinach parathas are way too delicious and almost takes no effort to make.
I love dill. I put it in so many foods. 🙂 But you can easily skip it if you don't like it.
Nabanita Dhar says
Will make this for M. At least this way she'll eat some greens.
I am sure she will love it. The kids when they were toddlers loved these colourful parathas.
Shailaja V says
Love parathas and so does Gy! We order aloo or pudina or paneer ones when we go out. I make methi wala at home quite regularly. Not tried dill. Fortunately, she loves greens anyway so getting her to eat these won’t be a problem ?
We love parathas at home. I make aloo, gobhi, mooli, methi, palak, cabbage and capsicum, pyaaz and so many other parathas at home. I used just a little dill in this paratha for flavour since we love it, but it can be skipped if you don't like it. This is simple and looks quite nice too. 🙂
Shilpa Gupte says
That does look like easy to do and tasty, too! Thank you for the recipe, Rachna..
Could you share the recipe of the pickled beetroots? I love beetroots and use it in every way I can – sabji, soup, juice, salad..
Thanks, Shilpa. And since you asked, I put up the recipe for pickled beetroot too. 😉
Oh how much I long for a paratha … This looks so good. I have never used dill in my cooking. Mainly because I don’t know how to. I guess i can try this recipe without any disaster.
Oh, I love dill or soya ka saag. It has such a fabulous taste. You really should try using it.
I love the way this recipe looks and sounds! I can't wait to try making it at home.The family is definitely going to love this one, thank you for sharing!