Alu Palak Paratha recipe | Parathas with Spinach and Potatoes2014-01-23
- Prep Time : 25m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 45m
As you know by now, I love sneaking vegetables into food. I try to make parathas about twice a week for my son’s lunch, so I have to be quite inventive- can’t be caught packing the same things again and again.
I had some spinach on hand, didn’t want to make palak paneer- so I thought I’d convert them into parathas.
So I just put some spinach puree and potatoes into the atta and got a green coloured dough.
Potatoes mixed into the dough serve 2 purposes. They make the paratha extremely tasty & keep it soft for longer.
The parathas were good to eat and my son loved them. I was happy too, because I had fed him his daily dose of iron!
And guess what? I’ve been asked to make them more often. So much for sneaking!
- Spinach/ Palak leaves- 2 bunches about 3 cups without the stems
- Potato- 3 about 1- 1/2 cup when boiled and mashed
- Atta (Whole wheat flour)- 1 1/2 cups
- Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
- Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
- Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
- Amchur powder- 1/2 tsp
- Salt- to taste
- Oil - 2 tsp for dough
- Oil- as needed for cooking paratha
Microwave or immerse the palak leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes.
When soft, remove, cool and make a puree.
Boil the potatoes and mash well.
In a large bowl, mix the spinach puree, potato mash, all the spices and salt. Mix well.
Add atta slowly, as required. Remember that you will not have to add any water to make the atta, just use the spinach puree to knead. You might need around 1 1/2 cup of atta. Use as required.
Knead into a ball. Put 1-2 tsp oil oil, knead again and leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.
Make small balls and roll into parathas.
Heat a tawa or skillet. Put the paratha on and turn after about 30 seconds. It will have some brown spots, apply oil with a spoon or brush and turnover. Repeat.
The paratha should be well fried on both sides.
Serve with yoghurt, ketchup or any chutney.
I just roll them up in a foil/ paper napkin and hand them out!
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