Friday, June 12, 2015

Paalak Paneer Paratha

BM # 53   Week 2   Day 3

We love to watch movies ,but never carry any food with us as it is not allowed for security reasons.The popcorn and coke is standard order in a theater. Though I always like some kind of chocolate in my bag. These are small and no one objects.

But while watching a movie at home in our home theatre, the scene changes and my hubby prefers some kind of Wrap or Paratha, something which is nutritious too. So here is a Paalak Paneer ka Paratha , which is very delicious and healthy at the same time . Just roll the paratha and that's it, you do not need any accompaniments too.

Paalak Paneer Parathas

For the dough
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups spinach
2 cloves garlic
2 green chillies
Salt to taste

1 cup cottage cheese
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Garam masala
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For the dough
Wash and chop the spinach finely.
Place in a colander so the water drains.
Using a bowl MW the spinach for 1 minute , so the spinach shrinks.
Lightly squeeze , removing the excess water.
Reserve the water.
Make a paste of garlic and green chilly.
In a bowl mix flour, garlic chilly paste and salt.
Mix well and bind it to a smooth dough with the reserved spinach water.

For stuffing
Grate the cottage cheese.
Add chopped green chilly , coriander leaves, Garam masala and salt.
Mix well.

Pinch out four balls from the dough.
Dust them with flour.
Roll to a 6" disc.
Apply butter / ghee / oil.
Place 1/4 of the stuffing in the center.
Lift up the sides and bring them together , carefully sealing the ball.
Dust the ball again with wheat flour and roll to a 9" disc.
While rolling be careful to dust whenever required.
Heat a griddle and roast the paratha.
Cook one side, flip over and cook the other side too.
Now apply ghee and cook the paratha till crisp and golden.
Flip over and repeat the process.

I normally make the stuffing first and then the dough, for the reason that sometimes the spinach and salt ooze out their water, making the dough over soft. If the dough is freshly made it is easier to work with.

The spinach can be puréed, instead of MW with garlic and green chilly and then used for binding the dough.

You could add onions to the cottage cheese .

I sometimes grate a cheese cube also with cottage cheese.
Choose between oil /butter and ghee. The flavor of all three is different and hence the flavor of the paratha changes drastically. I prefer to use ghee.

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  1. So vibrant and green....a movie with this would be a perfect combo

  2. Am in love with this beautiful green parathas, hard to take my eyes from ur pictures.

  3. looks soo appetizing...what a color...

  4. Vaishali these are yum. I love the colour and the stuffing. In my case I will stay away from the onions in the stuffing. You know why?

  5. My all time fav ,looks so tempting.

  6. Wow! they are such healthy parathas, Vaishali.

  7. i like the way spring onions are used to wrap the parathas...

    and I have a feeling both our husbands have very very similar tastes when it comes to healthy eating :-) ek baar milna chahiye :D

  8. I am definitely trying these! What a lovely paratha recipe :)

  9. Beautiful color and love your final pic! Awesome!!

  10. Agree on how cool this will be for serving at the bright green colour Vaishali!

  11. Beautiful green color. My daughter would love this, she loves everything with spinach and paneer.

  12. Beautiful color vaisahli, such a tasty and healthy treat. Love the way you have presented them too!!!

  13. What a beautiful color, no need of any side dish for this perfect one..

  14. That is such a colorful and delicious looking paratha. Lovely presentation too.

  15. they look so gorgeous..i like the tip of making fresh otherwise it tends to become loose

  16. These are so colorful and filling parathas.

  17. Love the color of the parathas, very healthy too.

  18. Oh yes I need to try this recipe! Looks delish!
    Chowringhee Pritam Pura

  19. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll