Palak Paratha

SobhaKesavan S

Palak Paratha is an easy to prepare North Indian breakfast dish. It is a nutritious and yummy Indian flat bread prepared using palak (spinach) and wheat flour. This paratha is a great and healthy variation to the usual parathas. This green colored traditional breakfast recipe is perfect for weekend mornings and is a complete meal in itself. Palak Paratha tastes great when served with raita and pickle. Palak or spinach leaves are blended to a puree and mixed with wheat flour for preparing the flavorful, wholesome and delicious Parathas. It is always challenging to prepare something that is healthy but still matches our taste buds. I love preparing Palak Paratha that is hassle free and quite simple. I like my family relishing the healthiest of dishes and i swear Palak Paratha is one such dish good for all, both the young as well as old. My kids require no accompaniment and that is a great thing so I am relieved of all extra work.

Palak Paratha is a frequent dish at home and I make sure that a bunch of palak leaves are always available in refrigerator. There is also a common method of preparing Palak Paratha in certain regions by mixing chopped Palak leaves to wheat flour. But this practice has its demerits as well. The raw taste of Spinach or Palak is not that flavorful. But here in this recipe, the palak leaves are blanched well before grinding to puree. So there is no raw flavor and it is more healthier too especially if you are feeding your little ones. Palak is a good source of iron, a great source of insoluble fiber, good for your eyes, anti inflammatory and aids in weight loss too. You can explore a well detailed and illustrated Palak Paratha recipe here.

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Palak Paratha

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4



  • Remove the Palak leaves from stems, clean, wash and keep
    them separately.
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  • Transfer the leaves into a cooking vessel. Add 1 – 2 cups of water and cook the leaves for about 10 minutes in medium flame. When the Palak leaves are cooked, allow to cool them for some time.
  • Grind the leaves nicely along with some water (the water in which the leaves were cooked) and change this paste into a big plate/bowl. Add wheat flour into this paste along with some salt and add some more warm water if required (here also you can use the water in which the leaves were cooked)
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  • Mix it well and make a dough suitable for making Parathas. Make small balls with this dough and spread these balls in round shape depending on the size of the paratha that you want to make. 
  • Heat a tawa, put the ready-to-cook paratha already prepared and cook it applying required quantity of Ghee/Oil.
  • When one side of the paratha is cooked properly, turn it to other side and cook that side also properly. Tranfer the cooked paratha from the tawa into a serving plate. Continue this procedure for making more parathas. Palak Paratha is ready to be served.
  • These Palak Parthas can be served with curd and pickles/chutney or sauce.


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