Spinach Paratha June 17, 2007Posted by live2cook in Flat and Fried Breads.
Whether it is a simple dinner or a filling brunch, healthy breakfast or a quick fix lunch, my vote will be for paratha, the stuffed flat bread of India. If you are looking for a recipe that gives room for multi grains and vegetables, paratha serves the purpose well. I am a paratha fanatic that we eat paratha at least thrice a week in different meals with different variety.
This post is about “Spinach Paratha” , a recipe by Tarla Dalal. Long time back, I signed up for a regular membership in Tarla Dalal’s website. I receive periodic emails from them and writing down the recipes that are unique is my favorite hobby or pass time.
I added whole wheat flour and barley flour for the dough.
The Recipe is:
For the dough:
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup barley flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons oil
1/4 cup water
For the filling:
1 cup spinach cleaned and finely chopped
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon chat masala (look for this in Indian/Asian groceries)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1. Mix the ingredients for dough and knead to a soft and pliable dough.
2. Pat the spinach in a paper towel. If you are using frozen spinach, thaw and take it in a clean kitchen towel. Wring the towel to remove the excess water.
3. Mix all the ingredients for the filling, in a small bowl.
4. Roll a lime sized dough in to a 4 to 6 inch disc and sprinkle some filling.
5. Roll the disc in to a log starting from one end to other and pinch to seal the ends.
6. Twist the log like a coffee roll.
7. Flatten and roll carefully into a 6 inch disc.
8. Cook in a hot griddle until brown spots appear. Flip and cook the other side and serve with yogurt, salad and a simple dal.
Note: If you don’t have time to roll it like a spiral, roll two 6 inch discs, sprinkle the filling in one disc, top with the other disc and pinch seal the ends. Cook in a hot griddle and enjoy.