Palak paneer paratha

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.


17 thoughts on “Palak paneer paratha

  1. Hey, Great, i love palak paratha and softer the better 🙂
    My MIL makes Palak paneer puris from the lefover Palak paneer. (She actually makes extra curry so that later puris can be made.) We all love those puris and i have started making them as it is the sure shot way to get the greens in Zini’s system 🙂

    • Oh yes, parathas are the best way to feed the kids with green veggies 🙂 Will try making the palak paneer puris too now as Cheebu loves puris 🙂

  2. I love methi parathas and paneer parathas, but I have never had palak parathas! This looks so yummy and simple to make too! Will try it out sometime! Thank you so much for the recipe! 🙂

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