Spinach Paratha

Celebrate World Environment Day in a delicious and nutritious way with our special Spinach Paratha recipe! This delightful dish combines the goodness of fresh spinach leaves with the warmth of 7 Star Whole Wheat Flour to create a wholesome and eco-friendly meal. Packed with essential nutrients, these Spinach Parathas with their signature vibrant green colour are good for both you and the planet. This delectable dish not only nourishes your body but also contributes to the well-being of our environment. It’s time to unite in a culinary tribute to Mother Earth as we roll up our sleeves and embark on a gastronomic journey with these irresistible parathas.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 7 Star Whole Wheat Flour
  • 200 to 250 grams of spinach or palak
  • 1 or 2 green chillies, finely chopped – optional
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds 
  • 2 teaspoon oil or ghee for kneading dough
  • 4 teaspoon oil or ghee while folding the parathas
  • 1 pinch asafoetida – optional
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil or ghee (clarified butter) for roasting the paratha

How to Make

Spinach Puree

  1. Rinse the spinach leaves thoroughly and drain them.
  2. Heat water in a pan until it boils. Remove from heat and place the pan on your work surface.
  3. Add the spinach leaves to the hot water and blanch for 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. If desired, save some of the water used to boil the spinach for kneading the dough.
  5. Strain out all the water and transfer the blanched spinach leaves to a blender.
  6. Puree the spinach leaves until smooth, without adding any additional water.

Parathas

  1. Combine 7 Star Whole Wheat Flour, salt, carom seeds, green chilli, and asafoetida in a large bowl.
  2. Add spinach puree and 2 tsp oil to the bowl. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add water in parts, mixing and kneading until a smooth, soft dough forms. The dough should be soft and slightly moist, not sticky or dry.
  4. Take a medium-sized ball of dough and roll it into a small circle.
  5. Spread oil or ghee on top of the rolled dough.
  6. Fold the dough from both sides, applying oil or ghee on the folded side.
  7. Fold again from one side to create a square shape, then roll it into a medium-sized paratha.
  8. Place the paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
  9. Once you see bubbles and it’s 1/4th cooked, flip the paratha.
  10. Drizzle oil or ghee on the top side.
  11. When the second side is half cooked, flip again.
  12. Apply oil or ghee on the top side (or second side) again.
  13. Press the edges of the paratha with a spatula or the back of a spoon for even cooking. Flip a couple of times if needed.
  14. Cook the paratha until it turns crisp and brown from both sides.

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