Friday, December 11, 2009

Healthy Spinach Paratha

Importance of spinach cannot be emphasized enough. It is such a nutritious veggie. I really enjoy cooking different types of parathas and of course eating them too :) Spinach paratha is one of my favorites. Making spinach puree and seasoning it with the spices is the most common method used by many of my friends. However, I have never made parathas using spinach puree. I always finely chop the spinach, add spices to it and form a dough by adding whole wheat flour. Here is the recipe.
1 pkt spinach - finely chopped
About 2 cups whole wheat flour or as needed
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
For tempering-
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
To make the dough for parathas, make tempering and add to it chopped spinach. After it wilts down, add red chilli, coriander and cumin powders and cook for about a minute. Turn the heat off. Add salt and whole wheat flour until it forms a dough. Add some oil and knead the dough. Take some dough, roll it out and cook both sides on a tawa. Your paratha is ready to eat.

It tastes equally good whether served hot or at room temperature. Serve it with butter, ketchup, yogurt or sour cream.

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