Sunday, 18 May 2014

Palak Paneer Paratha

Whenever milk curdles, mom makes paneer out of it and comes up with a tasty dish. This time it was my turn to come up with a special paneer dish as I was cooking a special lunch for her on mother's day! I have already posted the recipe for palak paneer and when there was a little palak in the fridge, the idea of palak paratha with paneer stuffing struck me! It turned out to be very tasty. Here's the recipe....

INGREDIENTS: (Makes 6 parathas)
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Palak/Spinach leaves - 1 cup
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Paneer - 1/2 cup, crumbled
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 Tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - for pan fry
  • Water - for kneading dough

  1. Wash and roughly chop the spinach leaves
  2. Add the spinach to salted boiling water. Cook on medium flame for 2 minutes
  3. Strain the spinach and immediately wash it with cold water
  4. Now grind together palak and green chilli, with little salt, into a smooth paste
  5. Take whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl. Add little oil and mix well. Now pour in the spinach paste and knead into a smooth dough by adding water little at a time. Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes
  6. In the meanwhile, prepare the filling. Crumble the paneer and knead it for a minute. Now add red chilli powder and salt to it and mix well. Make small balls for stuffing and keep aside
  7. Divide the palak dough into equal portions. Now divide each portion into two and roll them into small rotis on a floured surface
  8. Place the filling on one small roti and cover it with the other small roti. Seal the edges with little water. Gently press and roll into a thick paratha
  9. Heat a tawa and cook the paratha on both sides with very little oil
  10. Serve hot with any dal or raita of your choice 

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