Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Palak Paratha

* 3 cups whole-wheat flour
* 1 large bunch spinach coarsely chopped
* 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or 2-3 green chillies
* 1/2 tsp garlic paste
* 1/2 tsp ginger paste
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 1/2 tsp jeera
* Salt to taste
* Coriander
*Few Curry Leaves
*2-3 tsp spoon oil to fry
* Ghee (clarified butter) or oil to pan-fry the parathas

Take 2 tsp oil in a pan. Heat it.
Add jeera, curry leaves, garlic paste and ginger paste and fry it.
Now add chopped palak to it and fry it till it is done. Add turmeric powder and salt. Lastly add cariander.
Now add this mixture to wheat flour and mix all together, kneading to form a medium-soft, smooth dough. Add some water if needed.
Cover with a moist cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal-sized portions and roll into balls between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.
Roll out each, spread some ghee and fold into half.
Fold again into quarter and keep aside for 5 minutes. Roll out into triangles with each side of 6" approximately.
Heat up a tawa and put the paratha over it ,turn it and spread some ghee round it. Turn Again and spread some ghee on the other side too.
Stir fry till both sides are evenly cooked.
Serve hot with yogurt or cucumber curd salad.



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