Sunday 1 August 2010

Spinach Paratha

Spinach Paratha-Indian flatbreads with a twist. Wheat flour and pureed spinach made in to a dough, rolled out in unique triangle shapes and cooked on a tava.Flaky and tasty they taste delicious with mango pickle or any curry .These are  simply perfect for that fast tea time/ lunch  snack.


2 cups whole wheat flour
400 grams fresh spinach
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons oil for cooking paratha in
2 tablespoons plain flour for rolling parathas.


1.Wash and chop the spinach into ribbons.
2.Place the spinach in a microwaveable bowl cover with 2 tablespoons water  and add the fenugreek seeds and blanch for 3 minutes on high.
3. Remove spinach from microwave and blend to a fine puree.
4. In a bowl add the wheat flour, salt and turmeric.
5. Rub in 1 tablespoon oil and add the spinach puree as needed to make a soft dough.(Depending on the wetness of the puree  and the brand of flour used, you may have a little left over or you may find to bring dough together you may need to add 1-2 tablespoons water.Judge this yourself)
6. Knead the dough, cover and leave aside to 15-30 minutes.
7. Divide the dough in to 10 balls.

8. Take one of the balls dip in dry flour and roll out to a 6 in round paratha.
9.Spread a little oil on the paratha and sprinkle with some plain flour.
10. Fold the paratha in half and spead a little more oil and sprinkle some plain flour  and fold into a quarter.You will have a triangle shape.(Reason for doing this is to make paratha flaky)
11. Dust this triangle in some dry flour and roll out a paratha keeping the triangle shape.
12. Heat a tava and place  the rolled paratha  on it, when bubbles start to form flip the paratha.
13. Spread a little oil on to this side and flip again . Repeat for 2nd side.Paratha is ready when brown spots start to appear on it.
14.Remove from tava and repeat for rest of dough.

Serve with yoghurt and mango pickle.

You may like:
 Aloo paratha.


  1. Nice twist to our palak paratha. Healthy and delicious.

  2. The porothas look delicious. Would also be nice with masala chai for breakfast. I like the idea of adding spinach to porothas. Must do that next time.

  3. One of my favourites.....yammy and healthy.....

  4. very healthy parothas dear! luks perfect...

  5. very healthy parothas dear! luks perfect...

  6. Healthy Paratha...Delicious and simply good !!

  7. wow paraths looks gr8 ..spinach is my all time favorite ...adding methi seeds must give a nice flavor to paraths ..will try this soon


  8. Lovely combination, looks healthy and yummy.

  9. perfect n healthy parathas..liked the addition of methi seeds.

  10. parathas look so delicious :-)

  11. It must be delicious with the yogurt and mango. Sounds really healthy too!

  12. You're right! These rotis would be perfect with pickle and yogurt! Simple but so satisfying.. they look yummy!

  13. Healthy and yummy parathas with spinach..Love it!!

  14. That is a delicious looking paratha dear :)

  15. I have palak puri in my blog...paratha looks yum

  16. long time, i made this..u reminded me of this..

  17. Love the addition of spinach in the flatbread. Some carrots or peas would be great too.

  18. Paratha looks soft, yummy and mouth watering.
    Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.

  19. Wow... healthier and delicious it...

  20. Thats a great recipe idea..adding spinach

  21. Healthy them...

  22. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

  23. Super spinach paratahs..We make it quite often...

  24. Simple yet healthy paratha. Perfect for breakfast

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. Never tried paratas but have tried & savored the spinach pooris.... Would love to try it some day..... Your prep surely motivates me to it.... :)


  26. Yummy parathas!Mom prefers flaky triangular parathas but[I am lazy]I make them circular

  27. Healthy Parothas without compromising the taste !! Luk nice n yummy

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  28. Looks very soft and healthy. Nice wholesome meal!

  29. Healthy and yummy paratha!!

  30. Healthy and yummy paratha..looks perfect.

  31. Looks healthy and tasty. Nice way to add spinach. Am following you.

  32. Spinach Paratha are my fav, thanks for the recipe, they look fab!

  33. nom nom making this tonight

  34. I wonder if this would work with swiss chard? I could see it looking very pretty with the yello and red bits.


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