Thursday, September 23, 2010

SPINACH PARATHA / PALAK PARATHA





INGREDIENTS:


Spinach ------------------- 1/4 cup
Small onion---------------  3 , sliced
Green chilly--------------  1 small
Cumin seeds-------------   1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder--  a pinch
Ginger Garlic paste------ 1/4 tsp
Oil----------------------------- 1 tsp
Yogurt-----------------------  1 tsp
Milk--------------------------  2 tbsp
Wheat flour-----------------  2 cups
Melted butter or ghee---- 1tsp
Salt as needed.


METHOD:
  1. In a medium heat pan add a tsp of oil and saute  onion, green chilly and spinach.Add needed salt.
  2.  Cook uncovered in low flame . This helps to retain the green color of spinach.
  3. Once, spinach is fully cooked, blend it to a smooth paste by adding little cumin seeds, garam masala powder , yogurt  and milk.
  4. Now in a bowl mix wheat flour and spinach puree . Add little dry wheat flour while mixing to prevent sticking.Check the seasoning. 
  5. Then add melted butter or ghee to it and mix it thoroughly to a smooth dough. 
  6. Keep the dough for 15 minutes.
  7. Make small dumplings of it.
  8. Roll it in to parathas and cook in a hot griddle. When it start bubbling , flip it to other side. 
  9. Apply butter or ghee in the cooked parathas if needed.
  10. Serve with raita.
cooked spinach


                                               
step 3


                                                        
step 5


                                                          
step 7


                                                       
cooked parathas...ready to serve


  • For garnish,  made a slit in the cooked paratha from the centre and rolled it from the slit to the other end and made it in the form of a cone.Then using a tooth pick, joined the free end of cone .
  • Then, sliced a lemon and cut its pointy base.
  • Then made a hole in the pointy base of lemon with a knife and inserted the stalk of a green chilly in it.
  • For orange,  made incisions  with a knife and opened it.
  • Then in the centre of orange, kept the green chilly which is inserted to the pointy lemon base.
  • Then Inserted the paratha cone in to the sliced lemon  by making a hole in lemon using knife.
  • Then cut the cheese slice in to thin strips and pressed the ends together  .
  • Then kept the avocado slices and chopped tomatoes in its centre.
Sending this post to A Visual Treat of creative Sanyukta



10 comments:

  1. Wow! Sowmy..beautiful presentation...delicious looking parathas..

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  2. looks eye catchy with a bful presentation sowmya...thanks for sending this delicious entry dear

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  3. Wow Sowmya delicious parathas..healthy and yummy..beautiful presentation, with vivid and vibrant colors.

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  4. very cute presentation. such healthy parathas full of nutrition. very nice recipe

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  5. Hi Soumya,

    Beautiful presentation dear...Lovely recipe too...very healthy...

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful presentation,healthy parathas looks wonderful..

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  7. im so bad at making rotis i have 2 actually buy the frozen ones:(
    love the colour

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  8. Looks good.

    http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com/

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