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.