Thursday, May 29, 2008

Aalo-Palak Parantha

This again is nothing too different. But may be I want to post it for myself as I keep forgetting my options for Aryan's food :-P


Spinach/Palak - 1 Bunch
Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Potato - 1 or 2 , boiled
Coriander leaves - (optional), washed and chopped
Onion - 1 small, fine chopped
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Mango Powder - 1 pinch
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp (only for adults)
Salt to taste

Steps :

1. Wash and pressure cook palak for 2-3 whistles
2. Grind it into the paste
3. Mix the paste with the flour and add little salt.
4. Make the dough just as you make for chapatis. Use all the palak and the water that remains when you pressure cook.
(Extra water may be added)

1. Grate the potatos and mix onion and coriander leaves.
2. Mix all the masalas

1. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it using a rolling pin.
2. Keep a handful of the filling and close the edges.
3. Roll the parantha
4. Make the paranth on the non-stick tava , using little oil.

Serve it with curd or just like that.

Just another way to feed them with the greens :-)


~nm said...

A nice, easy and a very healthy iron rich preparation.

For toddlers you can even use raw spinach finely diced and mixed with either the dough or put them in the flour itself when making the dough.

It kind of reduces a step from the process :)

PG said...

A very good recipe. And surely good idea, NM.
One thing one should know in general about spinach is that it is high in nitrates which means: Do Not reheat cooked spinach again for giving it to toddlers, and no ways to babies. Even adults should avoid it.

~nm said...

Thats quite an interesting fact! I didn't know this!! Thanks for sharing this!!

Swati said...

Thanks for the information. I did not know this at all. So this recipe goes for a toss :(