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Sep 18, 2009

Aloo Palak Parathas /spinach bread with potato stuffing

Stuffed Parathas have always been our favourite …As I have already mentioned in my aloo paratha recipe, we were first introduced to the wonderful authentic parathas when we were in Gurgaon. We used to go to Haridwar for bath in the holy ganges. We would never miss the chance of accompanying our friends and relatives to Haridwar or any of the other places which fell in that route. The purpose of going everytime to the same place again and again was a secret… hehe.. We simply adored the parathas for which we used to halt at some highway dhaba for breakfast. The big, tasty aloo parathas with pure desi ghee /clarified butter almost dripping….Ah we were kids that time so the calories didn’t count ,but now one cannot afford to eat such rich parathas. Though I still continue to make and eat them too but I don’t include much of the fats and make them the healthy way. So I think this next recipe which I am posting, will tell you that parathas can be healthy as well as lip smacking.
I had seen this recipe in a Sanjeev kapoor recipe book long ago when I was browsing in the local library. It was something different and more creative than the usual stuffed parathas. The stuffing used in the recipe was actually paneer. I once made them using potatoes, carrots and peas for the stuffing. This time , I used potatoes as my sis loves anything with potatoes. Whatever may be the stuffing, the unique thing in this is about the dough. So find it out from the recipe given below.
aloo palak parathas
Ingredients-
For stuffing
Potatoes-4
Kasoori methi-1tsp
Turmeric powder-A pinch
Red chilly powder-1tsp
coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste

For the Dough
Wheat flour- 2cups
Palak/spinach- A small bunch
Ginger garlic green chilly paste- 1tsp
Salt- 1/2tsp
oil-1-2tsp

Ghee/clarified butter- to apply on the parathas

Method-
For the stuffing
Pressure cook the potatoes till they are soft enough to mash them completely(without any lumps). Add the remailing spices and mix well together. The stuffing should be dry. If you feel there is some moisture, add a tsp of besan/gram powder and mix well. Make small balls of the stuffing.

For the dough
Blanch the spinach. Blend it together with the garlic green chillies and ginger paste. Mix this
with the wheat flour along with salt and knead it onto a dough. Add oil to make a smooth non sticky dough. Make balls out of the dough. The size of the ball should be slightly bigger than the balls you made with the stuffing.

Assembling them-
Roll a ball of dough into a small circle. Place a ball of stuffing in the centre. Seal it. Roll them into a thick large circle.
Heat a pan /girdle. When hot, place the paratha on it. Apply little ghee on the top. Cook on both the sides till small brown spots appear on them.
Serve immediately with some thick curd or pickle. It goes well with some tomato ketchup too. I served them with cucumber raitha and tomato pickle.

40 comments:

jayasree said...

I make palak and aloo parathas separately. Combining the two is a wonderful idea.

Sanghi said...

Yummy palak paratha..@!!

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummm! healthy and delicious!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so colorful, and healthy too... You have quite a collection of parathas too...

chakhlere said...

Wow!! I love the idea of combo paratha.

DEESHA said...

I love that green color of spinach

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

These stuffed parathas would be great with any spice meat gravies...slurp slurp :)

En Samaiyal said...

Paratha looking perfect Sowmya..yummy

Sireesha said...

Looks perfect and delicious...

Happy Navratri to u and ur Famiy!!!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Yummy aloo palak paratha...Great idea, I used to do paratha's separately with aloo n spinach...

Priya Narasimhan said...

Yes..The dough is truly unique..Mouthwatering pic of the patathas..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a recipe dear sure I am going to give a try for todays dinner yum yum yummmmy.

Happy cook said...

Love the colour and looks beautiful.

Padma said...

Looks colorful and yummy... and regarding the schezwan sauce... you can def make at home by making paste with red chiilies, garlic, vinegar and salt... can also add in some tomato paste.... fry in oil for sometime and then add the paste before adding rice or noodles :)

Parita said...

So healthy and delicious..love the color :)

Ivy said...

Your parathas sound delicious and it's great you did a much healthier version.

Cham said...

Way to go green, Happy Navrathri!

s said...

this is wonderful..you have tried out some really different and uncommon recipes..i want to try them all

Nags said...

that adds a punch to the traditional item doesnt it?

so you in SG too i see :)

Indhu said...

that's an innovative dish.. and it is a way to get two vegetables in :)

Indrani said...

Lovely & interesting recipe, dear S wd like to share some awards with u..pl. pick up from my blog...

Sowmya said...

Hey good idea Sowmya..I made Palak alone, it wasnt too great for me..Will try it this way...

Varunavi said...

Nice idea of adding palak and alo,yummy combo.

Chitra said...

Its been a long time i prepared this..will combine potatoes & try ..

Valarmathi said...

Looks lovely and yummy.

En Samaiyal said...

PLs collect ur award from my blog ...

Pavithra said...

Looks absolutely tempting...

Indu said...

Sowmya,
loved your creativity with glass pianting, wood crafts and glitter painting.
Indu

Lavi said...

Sowmi..Your template is clean and fresh now!! Love it.

I was planning to make this parathas, u made it.

Iam planning to prepare ur tirunelveli halwa for this diwali!!

Shwetha said...

Nice way to sneak in more veggies and good stuff into your food without your fussy toddler noticing it.
Thanks for the great recipe my family loved it!

notyet100 said...

ummmm dhaba parathas are my fav too,..

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Yasmeen said...

Love the idea of adding palak to aloo parathas,yum!

DEESHA said...

I have made aloo methi parathas, never tried aloo palak parathas

Raje said...

Hi Sowmya,
Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a lovely space here. Yummy parathas and nice pictures!

Malar Gandhi said...

Lovely parathas...can't wait to try this soon...

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.

Kanchan said...

Hey Sowmya,
Thanks for dropping by !
You have got a huge and beautiful blog ! You have really been very innovative and have got wonderful recipes !
Will surely visit often !

Usha said...

Great combination Sowmya, healthy and yummy !

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