Tuesday, March 8, 2011

spinach flat bread

   Hi friends!

I'm back with a new recipe,Spinach flat bread which is commonly know as palak parantha is a famous north Indian main course dish , often served with fresh cream or butter .Here is an attempt to make the meal a little healthier by avoiding that extra fat, feel free to alter as per your taste .Following is the recipe :

(Makes approximately ten to 12 parantha )
  •  whole wheat flour - 3 cups
  •  spinach cooked - 1 cup
  •  water - 1/4 cup
  •  turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste)
  •  red chili powder - 1/2 tsp (,,)
  • carom seeds -       1 tsp cumin seeds can be substituted

step 1: wash and drain the spinach ,If u are using frozen spinach then skip the first two step.
step 2: boil the spinach with 1/4 cup of water for not more than a minutes because its going to cook later on       the griddle 
step3:wait for the above to cool down in the meantime measure out the flour in a bowl and add the carom or cumin seed 
step 4:once cool blend the spinach with salt and the spices to make a coarse paste.
step 5:make a well in the center of the bowl and pour the mixture into the flour 
step 6: knead the dough until a firm texture is obtain ,use more water if required adding very little at a time 
step 7:divide the dough into portions the size you want your bread to turn out .  
step8: with the help of both your palm make balls out of the dough and roll them out (tip:dip the parantha balls in dry flour occasionally while rolling out to prevent sticking to the rolling board)

step9: heat a griddle and flip them with very little oil until golden    brown 

step10: best served hot with chutney or ketchup


The dough can be refrigerated upto 3 to 4 days ,also the parantha itself can be frozen.

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