Tuesday, June 17, 2008

PALAK ALU PARATHA

Paratha's are very popular in Northern part of India and having been popular because of their crispy and soft texture. When you make chapathi into layers or stuff them with nutriteous filling, they are called Paratha. The stuffing can be of any vegetable mainly potatoes, cauliflower , radish etc or even paneer. I have heard of Kheema paratha but never tried or had before. Only one thing to remember is the filling should be minced or grated. Only then it easy to roll and its evently distributed on all sides. This recipe I thaught of making a bit more healthier adding palak gravy instead of adding water to the dough. Here it goes

INGREDIENTS.


FOR MAKING DOUGH.

2 cup Wheat flour.

1/2 tsp Salt.

1/2 tsp Ghee

1/2 tsp Ginger- Garlic paste.

Palak gravy as per needed.

FOR THE FILLING.

2 cups Bolied Potatoes.

1 cup Coriander leaves.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Urad dal.

2 Green chillies finely chopped.

1 tbsp Oil.

Chopped Curry leaves.

Salt to taste.

Extra Oil also for applying on top of parathas at the final stage of cooking.

METHOD.

PALAK GRAVY.

Wash palak leaves under running water 2 to 3 times. Drain and grind it into a fine thick paste.

DOUGH.

In a bowl sieve wheat flour. Add ghee , salt and grinded palak paste as required to make a soft dough. Keep aside coverd with wet tissue to keep the dough moist.


FILLING.

Heat oil in a pan. Season with mustard seeds, urad dal , green chillies,and curry leaves. Fry for few min. Later add the boiled potatoes , salt and stir fry. At the time of taking down from stove add chopped corinder leaves. Divide the filling into small balls.

MAKING PARATHAS.

Divide the dough into small balls. Roll out the dough into small puries and insert filling over the puries. Make a tight swiss roll. Press together and reroll of full size.

TO SAUTE PARATHAS.

Preheat a frying pan on a medium heat. Add 1 tsp oil and place the paratha. When its slight brown apply little more oil and continue flipping the paratha frequently. Cook until both the sides are slight brown.

Serve hot with plain curd or raita or pickle.


I submit to ROTI MELA HOSTED BY SRIVALLI.

31 comments:

Priti said...

Lovely, In our home we make alu parata and palak puri...but never tried this together...I'm sure going to try this.

Nandita Shenoy said...

Suma, Palak Paratha looks very nutritious & delicious.. Will definitely try it out the next time we buy palak..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Suma, I make either palak paratha or aloo paratha..but this combi of both sounds good..Even your filling looks so different with mustard seeds etc.. Will give it a try..

Laavanya said...

Suma, that looks lovely and makes for a yummy combination. I use a very similar method for Spinach chapathis, must stuff them next time :)

Indranee Batabyal said...

Hello Suma, thanks a lot for wishing me! I have something for you in my blog as well. This paratha looks very tempting:)

Sireesha said...

At my home I make alu parata and palak paratha but never tried this together...I will try soon........Today I also posted Palak Paratha.urs look yummy..

ranji said...

simply delicious suma..love the combo of allo and palak...thanks to sri's roti mela..i am getting to see so many parathas and rotis:)..loved urs so much...will post ur shrikhand recipe next week:)

Happy cook said...

It is the second time i see palak paratha today.
This looks delicious too.
Hurray to the roti mela

Cham said...

Really love the dough color how pretty color u got! Sure would have tasted great with aloo too :)

Roopa said...

I loved the color of the dough!! So healthy and tasty looking parathas:)

Suma Rajesh said...

Priti,
Welcome priti..thanks for commenting..do visit for more treats.yaa even i do the same ...suddently thaught of combining both and my result was positive..it came out good..

Onni,
yes..do try it..am sure u would luv it..annu tooo likes aloo paratha...

Swathi , Laavanya
Do give a try and let me know how it came? :)

Indranee,
Thats so sweet of u for passing me the award...so happy ...thank u

Sireesha,
i am glad that u liked it...And it is a concidence that v made similar recipe at the same time..

Ranji,
Ur right ranji...Thanks to srivalli 4 selecting the topic of roties....i also came to know more recipe through this...and waiting for ur next post soon...

Happy cook,
Hurry to roti mela...i agree i have also visited the same paratha recipe..

Cham,
Really cham it tasted good with palak mix...try it out..

Roopa,
It is healthy and easy to prepare too...Thanks for the imformation u have given for the appe kaayli...

Uma said...

wow, lovely parathas! I am so happy just looking at them, as green is my fav. color, he he! You made them so healthy by adding spinach, Suma! Nice entry for the event.

Reg. your doubt: yes, you may eat the semolina puris with any curry you like or just any pickle. great for anytime too. Let me know how they turned out if you try them.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Wow Suma, These Paranthas are awesome. Making a gravy & mixing it with the dough sounds good. Will give this one a try. A good entry :)

Kumudha said...

These parathas are not only so nice to see, but brimming with nutrients!

Meera said...

Very lovely green parathas.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

rekhas kitchen said...

hi,suma
thanks for visiting my blog,this morning Iwas there in your blog and I liked that pineapple-rava jamuns they looks very yummy and i want to try them so..Ihave some doughts about that rava is upma rava and one more no need to add any cooking soda.Can you clear my doughts please
keep visiting
thanku so much
rekha

vandana rajesh said...

nice recipe suma. Haven't tried the aloo and palak combination. It sure is a great way to get kids to eat greens.

Myviews said...

Hi suma,
First time to ur blog. u have some really amazing recipes and presentation...:) In our home we make alu &methi parata and palak puri...but never tried this together...I'm sure going to try this. I liked that pineapple-rava jamuns they looks very yummy and i want to try them…

Andhra Flavors said...

lovely colourful paratha. healthy too..

Asha said...

That is beautiful! Bookmarked girl. Thanks for the recipe!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Palak and aloo very YUMMY! combination. Looks so good. Have to try this once...

Archy said...

Nice green color Paratha with stuffed aloo and palak!! Healthy !! something new to try :) !!
Looks yum !!

Sagari said...

adding palak too aloo is a great idea suma ,yummy and healthy paratha

Suma Rajesh said...

Uma,
Thank u so much..though u luv green am sure i luv my blog too..he he

Vegetable platter,
do make a try..u would luv it.

Kumudha ,Meera,
Thanks for the sweet comments.

Rekha,
Glad that u like jamuns recipe..i have send u my comments on ur blog.

Vandana,
though its an attrative colour,kids may have fun having this. Try it ...ur cute gal may like it.

Asha,
thats soo sweet of u that u have bookmarked this recipe...soo happy

Sukanya,
Do try it and tell me know the final result ;)

Myviews,
Welcome dear..thanks for the lovely comments..do visit again.waiting to hear from ur side abt the recipe jamuns ur gonna try.

Andhra flavours , Archy , Sagari,
U guys r right..these r healthy and attrative...thank u..

Vani said...

Love the idea of palak aloo parathas! they look soft & yum! The methi kheer is a new thing for me. Healthy too with the methi seeds

Maya said...

Suma, thts a very good idea to combine both palak and aloo together in a paratha..Looks awesome..

Mrs.SriLekha said...

that's yummy and good idea too.. i love it... keep in touch..... congratulations on receiving number of awards... really u deserved it pa... hearty wishes...

Maya said...

Hi Suma,I had left an earlier comment, but don't see it somehow. Am trying these parathas now, thanx for the delicious idea :)..

Maya said...

Hey Suma, Yes,I did try these and they came out great. I used a slightly different potato stuffing though. Thanx for this idea. Will post it one of these days..

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks Vani,Srilekha,Maya and happy to know that maya u tried it and u like it....

Nandita Shenoy said...

Tried this one y'day, Suma.. Came out gr8...Tasted awesome!!