Both palak paratha and paneer parathas are a big favorite at our home. All of us love eating them. Then one day it occurred to me that why not combine the two of them to make palak paneer paratha 🙂 . I made it for breakfast one day and it was an instant hit. It is simple to make and a very healthy dish that combines the goodness of both spinach and paneer in a single dish. Also perfect for going into Cheebu’s tiffin box 🙂 Have a look 🙂
For the dough:
Palak – 1 bunch
whole wheat flour/atta – 3 cups
For the filling
Paneer (grated) – 2 cups
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – half cup
Green chillies (finely chopped) – 1 tsp
Garam masala/ Chaat masala – 1 tsp
lemon juice – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Boil water in a container and add the spinach leaves into it. Let it boil for about 5 minutes. Drain and let it cool and then mash it using a blender. You can even do it by your hands while kneading the dough. Mix with the flour and make it into a dough. Use the drained water that was used while boiling the spinach. Keep aside for about half an hour. To prepare the filling mix well all the filling ingredients.
To make the parathas, take a small amount of dough, spread it to a small round and put some paneer filling in the middle. Bring the edges together and press the filling part gently in your palm to form a ball and remove the extra dough from the top to seal it. Dust it with dry flour and roll it on a rolling board with the help of a rolling pin. Put it in a hot tawa and fry both sides by adding few drops of oil or ghee. Serve hot with butter or sauce/ chutney of your choice.