Paratha/Flatbread

Palak / Spinach Paratha

Serves: Makes around 12-14 parathas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 cup flour for dusting
  • 1½ cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt
  • oil for brushing
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients

Method:

  1. Add chopped spinach, red chili powder, turmeric powder,yogurt, sesame seeds, ginger-garlic paste,and salt in a bowl. Mix everything with your hands. Spinach should get coated with all the spices.
  2. Add whole wheat flour to the spinach mixture. Make dough by adding little water at a time. The dough should not be too soft or too stiff. Rest this dough for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, knead the dough again and divide into equal balls. Flatten the ball with your palms and dip into the flour. Roll the parathas into a circle.
  4. Heat griddle/tava. Place a rolled paratha on it. Brush little oil and cook from both the sides by flipping to other side.
  5. Serve hot with pickle or yogurt.

Aloo Paratha

Aloo Paratha is the simple and easy to make breakfast which is very famous in North India. Aloo paratha with a dollop of butter on top paired with spicy green chutney, mango pickle ,or fresh yogurt.

This is the first dish I have learned from my mother-in-law.( I used to eat at my mom's place too but the different taste and the style of making at my in-laws fascinated me) My husband's family is from North India and potatoes and parathas are their favourites. Eventually I started liking this combo as well.

Do give a try to this recipe and let me know your feedback.

Ingredients:

For the filling:

  • 4 medium boiled potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder(optional)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cover:

  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead the dough

Method:

  1. Get whole wheat flour and add salt to it. Use enough water to make the dough. The dough should not be too thin or too thick. Rest the dough for 15 minutes.
  2. Add boiled potatoes in a bowl and mash them with your hands. Do not use the masher since it will be difficult while rolling paratha.
  3. Add chili-ginger paste, fennel seeds, amchoor powder, chopped cilantro to the mashed potatoes. Mix everything and divide them into 8-10 balls.
  4. Get the whole wheat dough and knead it again and make 8-10 balls out of it.
  5. Get one flour ball and roll out in a small disk using roiiling pin. Get a potato ball and place it in the center of rolled flour ball. Gather the edges and seal them together.
  6. Flatten this ball with your hands and dip into the flour. Roll out in a big circle using the rolling pin.
  7. Heat the tava/griddle. Place the rolled paratha and brush the sides and the center with some oil or butter. Cook from both the sides by flipping the other side.
  8. Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney or yogurt.