palak paratha or spinach paratha, how to make palak paratha recipe

palak paratha recipe

palak paratha or spinach paratha is another excellent variation of paratha where you can include some healthy greens in the paratha.

palak paratha is specially good for children who are usually not fond of spinach. the paratha is one type of unleavened indian flat bread in which different stuffings are added.

depending on the stuffing added, the paratha gets its name. so there is onion paratha, radish paratha, cauliflower paratha, paneer paratha, cheese paratha and so on.

parathas are typical breakfast dish in north india specially in punjabi families. in punjab, they use a lot of ghee to fry the parathas till they are browned very well and serve them with white butter or curd or pickle.

you can also use oil to fry them, like i do. these parathas are little crisp in taste as my mil fried them in extra oil. otherwise, if you use less oil then they are not that crisp.

when making parathas, its better to follow the rolling and folding technique. while rolling the dough, apply some oil or ghee and fold the dough. this way you get layered parathas and with a soft texture inside. here we made square shaped parathas as explained in this ajwain paratha post. you can also make triangular parathas as explained in this plain paratha recipe.

the palak parathas can be had with lemon or mango pickle or even with curd or white butter. i made this paratha for a short trip. parathas don’t get spoiled easily and are often made for lunch boxes or for one day journeys.

palak paratha, spinach paratha

i was not going to take the pics and had wrapped the palak parathas, but then on my family’s insistence finally took the pics…. . and that too in a hurry just before we left for the trip.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check vegetable parathapalak paneer, aloo palak, methi paratha, chana dal parathasugar paratha and doodhi paratha recipe.

spinach paratha or palak paratha recipe below:

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palak paratha recipe | spinach paratha recipe
palak paratha recipe - unleavened indian flat bread made with spinach. no onion no garlic recipe.
RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: punjabi, indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • 200- 250 grams spinach/palak
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
  • 2 tsp oil or ghee
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing (optional)
  • salt as required
  • oil or ghee for frying the parathas
  1. rinse the spinach leaves very well in water. drain them.
  2. heat water and boil the spinach leaves in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. strain and keep some of the stock in which we have boiled the spinach leaves.
  4. puree the spinach in a blender.
  5. in a large bowl mix the whole wheat flour with salt, carom seeds, green chili and asafoetida.
  6. add the spinach puree and 2 tsp oil. mix well.
  7. add required amount of stock or water and make a smooth dough.
  8. take a medium size ball from the dough. roll the dough ball into a small circle.
  9. spread some oil or ghee on the top of the rolled dough.
  10. fold one side, apply the oil or ghee on the folded side. again bring the edges together and fold.
  11. you will get a triangular shape.roll into a medium sized parathas.
  12. on a hot tava, cook the palak paratha with some oil or ghee. till they are crisp and brown from both side.
  13. make all palak parathas this way. serve the palak paratha hot with yogurt or pickle.
  14. you can also stack the palak parathas in a roti basket or casserole and serve them warm later.
if you want to check a step by step post on making a paratha then do check aloo paratha recipe.

{ 25 Responses }

  1. Razia Shakeel Khan says

    Hey Thank You so much for all the awesome recipes

    I just got married on 13th February and with help for your RECIPE I am able to impress my in-laws.

    I elder sister in law whose son who is 3 yrs old and since I started making different parathas using your RECIPE he started eating solid food.

    Looking forward for more RECIPE

    Thank You so Much and bless you .

    • says

      welcome razia. thats good to know. i will be adding some more paratha recipes soon. wish you all the best in your married life and hope you keep on cooking delicious food.

  2. uma joshi says

    simply superb. my family enjoyed palak parathas. now no going out to restaurants. Ur paratha recipes are both nutritious and yum.

  3. Neelima says

    In this particular receipe, did you cut the spinach? Because I just checked other sites, the pureed palak paratha is looking total green, where as yours look yellow and green spinach. Please let me know which way it is better. I love your blog and first thing when I want to try something, I visit your site.

    • says

      thanks neelima. my mother in law pureed the blanched palak/spinach in a strainer and not in a blender. so the consistency was not very smooth. you can puree the palak also. but if pureeing in a strainer then just use the leaves and not the stem. both the methods taste good.

  4. Anupama Arurkar says

    Hi Dassana,
    After making Aloo-methi recipe of yours, this is the another recipe of yours, which i found easy to understand. Will definitely try out this one in breakfast.

  5. DJ says

    In your recipe you said to puree palak but in the image shown above it looks like it has been cut not pureed? can you tell me whats the best?


    • says

      Dj, my mother in law pureed the palak in a strainer and not in a blender. thats why this look. you can use any of the method. i must say, you have sharp eyes.

  6. Shilpa says

    Hi Dassana This is a great recipe especially if you have people at home who dont like palak sabjis. This is one terrific way to down palak in a delicious way. Thanks again.