Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spinach & Flax Seeds Paratha

Usually i used to grind spinach with spice powders to make out parathas with spiced spinach puree..This time i dont want to prepare parathas with spinach puree so my choice went to finely chopped and coarsely grounded spinach along with yogurt and prepared this parathas with  wheat flour along with cumin seeds, whole flax seeds and garam masala...This spinach parathas tastes fantastic for a simple dinner with some easy breezy chutneys or with simple gravies...Simple, greeny but healthy spinach parathas prepared along with whole flax seeds to give more healthiness to this simple spinach paratha which i served along with egg kurma and we loved it...


3cups Wheat flour
1cup Spinach (chopped finely)
2tbsp Flax seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Garam masala powder
1cup Yogurt
Salt
All purpose flour for dusting

Grind the chopped spinach coarsely along with yogurt ..In a large bowl, take the wheat flour,garam masala powder,cumin seeds,salt and whole flax seeds and knead as smooth dough along with spinach-yogurt mixture..keep aside for half an hour..Make 10-12medium sized balls from the dough, dust with all purpose flour and roll as circular or square shaped parathas with rolling pin...

Heat a pan and drop gently the parathas to the hot pan,drizzle the oil to the paratha... cook on both sides until they get well cooked..Serve along with any gravies..

46 comments:

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Using Flax seeds in parathas is really a great idea:) Healthy and yummy!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Healthy dish,Looks really yummy

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely & Healthy Spinach flax seeds paratha..last week I prepared spinach fenugreek flax seeds thepla..yet to be posted..its yum for sure..

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and perfect paratha.. this looks really special and nice :)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy one...I too add flax seeds when i make paratha or poori...looks delish...

Xiao Yen Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

For some reasons, I thought paratha are baked. Good to know they're pan fried. This is such a healthy dish. I recently learn about the great benefits of flax seeds so this recipe will definitely come in handy.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Paratha looks wonderful. Flax seeds, hmm? Packed with Fiber and omega-3s. Very healthy!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I too prepare parathas adding yogurt or milk for that extra nutrition.:)
Flaxseeds make them more healthier. Good one Priya.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I too prepare parathas adding yogurt or milk for that extra nutrition.:)
Flaxseeds make them more healthier. Good one Priya.

Ambika said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful idea to include flax in a paratha Priya! Will definitely use this now on..

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

what a healthy paratha. looks absolutely tempting :)

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

woow!!flax seeds paratha new to me... sounds great and yummy...

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Nice ...Helthy combo Loved it!

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

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I am sure you'll come up with many entries since this is an ongoing event.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Simple a healthy dish dear! :)

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy combo paratha Priya..shape of ur paratha also nice...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Very perfect and colorful parathas Priya...lover your version of adding flax seeds...I'll try your version soon :)

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Nutritious and tasty parathas the shapes are neat...for me when I try to circle them they end up in a amoeba shape :)

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

Looks healthy! U always amaze me with ur new ideas :)

Vandana Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

The parathas looks so inviting Priya and very healthy with spinach and flax seeds.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks healthy and nice shape of paratha too...exact squares...

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Healthy and nutritious paratha!

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and looks delicious

Saswati said... Reply To This Comment

the yogurt and flax seeds combo with spinach is so healthy.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

Flax seed addition in paratha is good, do you use the seeds or powder them to add. I was told that flax seeds need to be powdered. I am trying to read up on that.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I use flax seeds in my everyday roti better way to sneak !
Looks beautiful the green parata

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

What unusual and healthy combo!

tasteofbeirut said... Reply To This Comment

looks healthy, yummy, original and easy to make! What a combo!

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

good combo priya..I made beetrrot parathas for breakfast tody :)would want to try with spinach sometime..

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good ideas of using flax seeds in parathas...looks delicious..

Umm Razeen said... Reply To This Comment

a true healthy paratha, just looks yummy

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

I do make spinach paratha but the flax seeds make it so healthy...

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot friends..

@Foodyguru, usually i used to ground flax seeds, in this paratha i have added them directly, hope this helps..

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Adding flax seeds is a good idea. A wholesome healthy paratha.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & Perfect.Hearty with all the right spices

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Simply superb and healthy paratha...

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

This recipe is interesting.I too want to incorporate flax seeds in my diet.Do u know the French name for this so that I can look out for those, when I go shopping.

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

This recipe is interesting.I too want to incorporate flax seeds in my diet.Do u know the French name for this so that I can look out for those, when I go shopping.

Silence Sings said... Reply To This Comment

I never get in touch with with flax seeds....will try this recipe...

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

I want to try this square shaped paratha for long time :) Looks neat and perfect !

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

I too prefer chooped spinach in parathas than the puree.This is one delicious meal!!!!

Anjum said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and healthy parathas....yummm

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy one..Love flax seeds addition in it!

Ammu Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

i love this dish.

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Superb idea, Paratha with high fiber !!yummy !!

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious!! Must try this out!