Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Leafy Parathas | a medley of Spring Onions, Fenugreek Leaves & Spinach



Well, by now you know about my love affair with parathas! It is no secret anymore :P The main reason I love parathas is that the meal is ready with just one dish!! Parathas do not need an elaborate side dish and then you can get really creative with the kind of parathas you want to make and make them as healthy and wholesome as you like.

This is one such paratha am very proud of! Its made of wholewheat flour and 3 green veggies. Do I need to say more? :) Well, trust me the flavours were simply super, I was pleased to bits with this combination.



Like most of my parathas, I served this with just a cup of yogurt and a dollop of pickle. You could dish out a simple side if you like... but am sure... it wouldn't be needed! :) With each bite you get a feeling of goodness inside you as everything about this is absolutely healthy! :) Now who said healthy food isn't tasty!!? 


Ingredients


Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Spring Onions (the green part) - 1 cup, finely chopped
Fenugreek Leaves - 1/2 cup
Spinach - 1 cup, roughly chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1.5 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - as needed
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Ghee - as needed


Method

  • Finely chop spring onions and roughly chop spinach. Blanch the spinach in the microwave for about a minute. Keep aside and allow to cool.



  • In a pan, heat a tsp of oil and saute the fenugreek leaves.
  • Toss in the spring onions and saute for about a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste and allow to cook for another minute. Take off the stove and keep aside.
  • Blend the blanched spinach along with a little salt and water, into a smooth paste. 
  • Dry roast the cumin seeds and sesame seeds until they turn slightly brown.




  • In a large mixing bowl, take wheat flour, toss in the cooked mixture of fenugreek leaves and spring onions, pour the spinach paste, roasted cumin seeds and sesame seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder and a pinch of salt. Adding water little by little make a firm dough.
  • Add a dash of oil, if needed.
  • Set the dough aside for a few minutes, covered.
  • Make smaller balls out of the big dough balls and roll them out into flat rounds using a rolling pin.
  • Roast over a griddle with a little bit of ghee.



  • These parathas are absolutely flavourful and tasty, that you wouldn't want any side for this. A simple cucumber/onion raita would go really well. As for me... I just loved it with plain yogurt :)



16 comments:

  1. im on my way to ur place nan!trust me to miss out on such easy stuff when my husband is around!! sheeeesh!! he HAS to have a gravy!! for me just these parathas will do plain!! thumbs up girl!!

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  2. Full of nutrition and great way to add greens to daily meals!

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  3. wow perfectly made :) girl what I love about your recipes is you use lots of greens :) what a good wife... and parathas are so soft

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  4. wow.. delicious n a great way to have greens!

    Regards,
    Bindu
    http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

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  5. Wow.. I am in luv with delicious parathas. They looks so tempting and rich in greens.

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  6. slurp...looks very tempting...

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  7. What a delicious, healthy dish it is! Hopefully I could get to try it this weekend. Do you mind telling me where did you buy your turmeric/curcumin powder? Can't find it anywhere in our place. :(

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by, sweetlady :) Well, you can easily get hold of turmerc powder and cumin powder from any provision store. But I am guessing you are out of India? You could get these spices from any Indian store that you might find near the place whre you live. They are basic Indian spices :)

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  8. healthy and tasty parathas
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  9. I join you in your love affair with paranthas..unlike what most people think, I feel paranthas(with minimal oil) are very wholesome and a perfect meal in itself. Loved your version.

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