Sunday, January 8, 2017

Palak Methi Paratha / Spinach & Fenugreek Flat Bread

Palak and Methi Paratha is a delicious Indian flat bread made by kneading the whole wheat flour with fresh spinach and fenugreek leaves. It not only tastes delicious but smells irresistible too. It can be consumed with any of the curries, curd or pickle.

The Palak and Methi Parathas can be eaten in any meal of the day. They are really healthy as along with whole wheat flour it consists of iron packed spinach and methi. I have added gram flour also as it gives a yellowish tinge to the parathas enhancing its rustic aroma. For seasoning, I have used various Indian spices along with garlic. If you are preparing "Jain" food, then you can skip garlic.

These parathas are especially made and eaten in winters when you get plenty of greens in abundance.
Many people prepare the parathas in one other way also by preparing the veggies-seasoning mixture separately and then stuffing them in parathas instead of kneading the veggies in dough. However I personally like the latter one more so I am sharing its recipe and method.

Hope you would like it!!

List of Ingredients: (Makes 8 medium sized pieces)

  • Whole Wheat Flour (Aata)-2 & 1/2 cups
  • Gram flour (Besan)-2 tbsp
  • Chopped Spinach-100 grams (roughly)
  • Chopped Methi-25 to 30 grams
  • Finely chopped Garlic cloves- 4 (optional)
  • Salt-1 tsp (or to taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  • Refined Oil/Clarified Butter/Ghee- For Cooking
  • Water- For making dough

Steps To Prepare:

Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except the cooking oil. Mix well.
Add water gradually to the mixture and start kneading. Prepare soft dough. Rub it with some oil in end, cover it and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
Rub some oil on your hands and make balls out of the dough. Flatten them gently.
Roll the flattened balls into circles of roughly 2-3" inches diameter. Spread some oil in the centre of the circle and then form a dumpling or potli as shown below.
Flatten the dumpling and roll it into dry flour. Roll it into a circle of 5 inches diameter. Heat tawa or any non stick pan. Roast the parathas from both sides till you get small golden spots on both surfaces.

Spread some oil of one side of half cooked paratha and flip it. Spread some more oil and press it gently. Flip once or twice more till paratha is completely cooked.
Enjoy hot steaming Palak and Methi Parathas with curd and pickle!!

I would love to hear from you if you have tried and liked this recipe. Your suggestions are always welcome and appreciable. Feel free to drop in your feedback in the comments section below or you can also send message/food-pictures on our Facebook page KuchPakRaha Hai
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