Palak Lachcha Paratha, How to make Palak Lachcha Paratha:Healthy and full of fiber is Palak Lachcha Paratha ! Palak is spinach, lachcha is the style of bread and paratha is Indian bread which is usually stuffed. Palak is full of iron, proteins and vitamins so just like Popeye do eat spinach it's good for you. Palak Lachcha Paratha is kid friendly, great as lunch/meal box, nutritious and anybody can eat them as much they want.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

by maria updated February 17, 2014

Healthy and full of fiber is Palak Lachcha Paratha !

Palak is spinach, lachcha is the style of bread and paratha is Indian bread which is usually stuffed. Palak is full of iron, proteins and vitamins so just like Popeye do eat spinach it’s good for you. Palak Lachcha Paratha is kid friendly, great as lunch/meal box, nutritious and anybody can eat them as much they want.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Palak leaves are great for health. If you have fussy hubby Or kids then try this Palak Lachcha Paratha which they will enjoy and eat too. I make such stuff for my hubby as dislikes palak. So I sit and brainstorm and come with such ideas.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

I made lachcha paratha you could give any shape to it. It’s important you make any kind of paratha the result should look good, feel good and taste good… right ;)

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Nowadays I am on the spurge of eating healthy. In a way it’s good I can share some healthy recipes on my blog. One of my reader Mrs D Sandhu had asked me recipe for kids so this recipe is dedicated to you. Hope you will like it? 

Palak Lachcha Paratha step by step details below:

Rub ghee on whole wheat flour. It should appear like bread crumbs.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Take spinach leaves wash them, cop them and grind them. Grind them with 1 tbsp water into a processor until smooth puree is formed. Also don’t add to much water else the dough will be sticky.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Combine puree, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin seed, fennel seed, white sesame seed, black sesame seed, asofoetida, raw mango powder and black salt.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Knead into a smooth dough. Dough shouldn’t be too sticky Or firm. If too sticky add little flour if too firm add little water.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Make two inch balls. Shape each ball into round Or oval shape about 3 inch with the help of roller. Spread some ghee over it.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Now start folding from alternate sides until you reach the end.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Fold both ends and press them gently. Repeat the same with rest of dough.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

It’s important you roll the folded balls gently and only from one side. Don’t flip and roll over other side else the parathas won’t get nice layers. So dust some flour and roll gently over one side. I don’t have a pic for this one.

Take frying iron skillet Or pan. Once pan is nicely heated. Fry the parathas on high heat  both sides until golden specks are visible. Splutter some ghee over both sides.

Palak Lachcha Paratha

Serve hot parathas with yogurt, vegetables, pickles etc.

Notes for Palak Lachcha Paratha:

  1. It’s important you gently roll the folded balls and only on one side for better impact.
  2. Also while making palak puree don’t add too much water unless you want a sticky dough.

Palak Lachcha Paratha recipe details listed below:

Palak Lachcha Paratha
 
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Recipe type: Paratha, Flat breads, vegetarian recipe, starters
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Serves: 7 to 8 servings
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) + some more for frying paratha
  • 14 spinach leaves + 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • a pinch of asofoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed crushed
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed crushed
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seed (safed til)
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seed (kala til)
  • ½ t/s turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp dried raw mango powder (amchur powder)
  • black salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Rub ghee on whole wheat flour. It should appear like bread crumbs.
  2. Take spinach leaves wash them, cop them and grind them. Grind them with
  3. tbsp water into a processor until smooth puree is formed.
  4. Combine puree, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin seed, fennel seed, white sesame seed, black sesame seed, asofoetida, raw mango powder and black salt.
  5. Knead into a smooth dough. Dough shouldn't be too sticky Or firm.
  6. Make two inch balls. Shape each ball into round Or oval shape about 3 inch with the help of roller. Spread some ghee over it.
  7. Now start folding from alternate sides until you reach the end. Fold both ends and press them gently. Repeat the same with rest of dough.
  8. It's important you roll the folded balls gently and only from one side. Don't flip and roll over other side else the parathas won't get nice layers. So dust some flour and roll gently over one side.
  9. Take frying iron skillet Or pan. Once pan is nicely heated. Fry the parathas on high heat both sides until golden specks are visible.
  10. Splutter some ghee over both sides.
  11. Serve hot parathas with yogurt, vegetables, pickles etc.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 19, 2013 at 1:36 am

Oh my yum! I love lachcha paratha’s and the added palak here makes it healthy to eat more than one ;)

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suzanne Perazzini April 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Congratualtions on the healthy eating though all your recipes always seem to be healthy and delicious. I was wondering what do Indians who are gluten intolerant with all these great breads?

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