Sunday, February 9, 2014

Spinach Dal Paratha

Spinach is one of our family favourite greens and i have always a packet of frozen spinach in my freezer, so that i can make any dish out of it. While cleaning my freezer recently i crossed some frozen spinach leaves sitting sadly in my freezer, since they were less in quantity i tried my hands in making this interesting,healthy and nutritious paratha. Yes this paratha is highly nutritious coz i used moongdal in them. I finished a quarter cup of mushy moongdal which is prepared for making sambhar finally went on into this paratha along with those frozen spinach leaves.

Actually i didnt used spinach as puree, thats y my parathas are not looking green, while kneading i just added both the frozen spinach leaves and mushy moongdal together in the wheat flour to get a smooth dough. Personally i loved the softness of these parathas and we loved having this with an incredible salna i prepared with butterbeans.Check here for the butter beans salna, both tastes fabulous together and we had a superfilling dinner.Its 2nd sunday of the month and since i belong to a group of friends who blogs on sunday for the event Let's Brunch On Sundays am posting this fantastic soft parathas.


2cups Wheat flour
1/2cup Frozen spinach leaves (thawed)
1/4cup Cooked moongdal
1tsp Ajwain seeds
Salt
Warm water
Oil for cooking

Take the flour,cooked dal and thawed spinach leaves in a bowl, add the ajwain seeds and salt to it.

With enough water,knead everything as a soft and stiff dough, keep aside for half an hour.

Make 8-10 medium sized balls from the dough, dust rolled balls with enough flour and roll as parathas.

Heat a tawa, drop gently the flattened discs,drizzle the oil and cook on both sides until the paratha gets well cooked..

Serve hot with spicy side dish or kurma.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Priya. Good idea to add spinach to paratha. Me too, always have a packet of frozen spinach in my freezer all time.

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  2. such an delicious and yummy looking paratha :) a very healthy one aks :) perfect soft paratha's to indulge :)

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  3. This is a cool way of combining spinach and Moong dal. Looks yummmy.

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  4. that's a super awesome paratha akka...

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  5. Interesting one priya.. Ddn peep in here fr quite a long tym cos f my vacation nd the stuffs... Mmoongdal n chappathi sounds gr8

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  6. Def adding spinach and dal makes this paratha super nutritious...I am very hungry now ...

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  7. Love parantha of any sort and this one sounds delicious and very healthy.

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  8. yummy, nutritious parathas. Looking soft.

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  9. I do it also.. super tasty and healthy chapathi

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  10. I have made spinach parathas in which we knead the dough using spinach puree. I haven't seen this one before. Goes to my to do list :)

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  11. Healthy and delicious, very filling parathas..

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  12. I love adding veggies & dal to chapatis, makes them really soft. Yours looks very good!

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  13. That's a healthy and delicious filling, looks yummy too..

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  14. Hi Priya,
    Healthy and yummy looking paratha.
    Nice meeting you through blogging. You have a good collection of recipes.
    Anu.

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  15. thats a wholesome brunch! :) lovely parathas

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  16. I have always used some left over dal for the parathas but never thought of adding spinach in them. healthy idea. Thanks, Preethi.

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