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Palak Paratha (Indian Bread with Spinach)

Palak_Paratha_Indian_Bread_Spinach_1Palak is a type of spinach that is available more in winter season. It is tasty, easy to clean and also cooks faster. I use palak very often in my menu and cook as many dishes as possible with it.

Here I have prepared Palak Paratha, a well known north Indian dish. Palak Paratha is one of the favourite food of all my family members.

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes other than chopping spinach.


  • Whole wheat flour – 3 cupPalak_Paratha_Indian_Bread_Spinach_2
  • Gram flour (besan) – ½ cup
  • Palak chopped – 3 cups loosely packed
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – generous pinch
  • Oil – to cook parathas on tawa
  • To grind
    • Green chilli – 2 no
    • Garlic cloves – 2 no
    • Ginger – small piece
    • Coriander leaves – few strings
    • Salt – as per taste



  • Wash and chop palak leaves; peel garlic, ginger and put it in mixer with green chilli, salt and coriander leaves; run the mixer once or twice to grind it partially.

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  • In a bowl put wheat flour, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and gram flour; add the ground item also; mix well and then add chopped palak leaves; mix and by adding little water knead to a dough.

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  • Take some dough, roll it with a rolling pin; as it contains more greens with moisture, you need generous dusting of flour for rolling.

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  • Heat a skillet, grease it and cook paratha on both sides by applying oil lightly.

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  • Repeat for the remaining dough also.

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  • Yummy greenish palak parathas are ready. Serve hot with any raitha.



  • To knead the dough, you may require less water as greens also have water/moisture.
  • Gram flour (Besan) helps for easy rolling of parathas and gives nice colour.

This post is part of the “Family’s Favourite Food Event – Valentine’s Day Special” hosted by Shama Nags.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya March 6, 2010, 10:23 am

    Most healthy one in parathas i can say..and your recipe is really nice to try as well…

  • Daisyblue March 7, 2010, 11:47 pm

    I also make almost in the similar kind of way..nice presentation

  • PJ March 8, 2010, 3:36 am

    love this palak paratha.. i always like paratha this way better than the stuffed variety. looks delicious

  • Vinolia March 8, 2010, 3:49 pm

    that’s an interesting & healthy method of doing palak parottas , very tasty and nice!!!

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