Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha is one of the healthiest and tastiest breads that you can ever think of for dinner, or breakfast. Yes, I would say that it is a balanced meal in itself. It has wholewheat flour and amaranth flour that form the source of carbohydrates. The palak (spinach) act as the source of vitamins and minerals. And the protien rich paneer (home-made cottage cheese) and the whey water completes the balanced meal. Hence it is a totally nutritious paratha.

Palak Paneer Paratha

So, making palak paneer paratha is a great way to ensure that the nutrients from foods like spinach and paneer, reach your body. Especially, for those who dislike them otherwise. Yes, my hubby dear is not a big fan of paneer. As he is not used to having this protien rich food. Benefits of paneer are numerous, you just have to Google it. So, disguising paneer to such forms is the only option available, and most of the time it works 🙂 It will be too difficult for kids too to pull out the spinach. 

Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha

I have used the whey water for kneading the dough. Whey water is the left over liquid you get after paneer separates from the milk, once you add lemon. It contains many nutritious milk components that are beneficial to our body. So instead of discarding it, try to include it in your diet in some form. Usually I use it to knead the roti dough. You could try too.

You could relish these delicate parathas with some spicy pickle or boondi raitha. It would taste awesome. We had them with tender raw mango pickle and it was so delicious. I am yet to learn how to make boondi raitha. Next in my to do list 🙂 I used to love the version of boondi raitha served at my workplace years ago. I still remember how tasty it was.

So try out this nutritive paratha the next time you make some paneer at home. My family loved it, I hope yours would, too. Happy Cooking! 🙂

Print Recipe
Palak Paneer Paratha
Palak Paneer Paratha
Cuisine indian
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine indian
Servings
Ingredients
Palak Paneer Paratha
Instructions
  1. Take paneer in a bowl.
  2. With clean fingers crumble it gently to form small crumbs.
  3. Add in the chopped onion, green chillis, and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Next add the corriander leaves and palak.
  5. Add in the the turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  6. Mix these ingredients well.
  7. Now add the flours and salt.
  8. I have used whey water to knead the dough.
  9. Add whey water/ normal water little by little to form a soft dough.
  10. Take out small balls from the dough.
  11. Dust the working surface with flour generously.
  12. Roll out each dough ball to form roti disks.
  13. You may not get perfect circles, as the dough is not smooth, but that is alright.
  14. Heat a pan.
  15. Cook each paratha, flipping sides, until done.
  16. Drizzle few drops of ghee on one side.
  17. Serve hot with achar or boondi raitha.
    Palak Paneer Paratha
Recipe Notes

Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha

Share this Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *