I am very fond of paratha varieties, be it stuffed or just flavoured. I look out for different combos that I can use as filling or flavouring agent for my parathas.
I had this bunch of spinach in the fridge and they looked so green and fresh, I just had to use them up. Spinach, just as is I felt wouldn't lend too much taste to my parathas, so I looked for something else that I could team it up with. Boiled potatoes! I had read somewhere, that adding boiled potatoes to chapathi dough, makes it real soft and gives it a different and delightful texture. I thought... why not?!
Spinach and potatoes got along really well in this recipe. I used a puree of spinach and boiled, mashed potatoes, which I added along with the dough. So basically this isn't a stuffed paratha, it is a Spinach and Potato flavoured paratha with a lovely olive green colour! :)
Try it out, am sure you would love it! :)
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Spinach - 1 bunch
Potatoes - 1, boiled
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli - 1
Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
- Roughly chop the spinach bunch.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, toss in the chopped spinach and the boiled potato pieces along with a little water (just to cover them) and then set the timer to 2 minutes.
- Once they are blanched, set them aside to cool.
- Once cooled, blend together spinach, potato, ginger garlic paste, green chilly and a dash of salt. Add in water little by little, to get a semi thick puree.
- In a mixing bowl, take wheat flour and pour in this blended puree in the middle.
- Add chili powder, sesame seeds, cumin powder, a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt (remember there is already salt in the puree).
- Using water as needed, knead the mixture into a firm dough ball.
- Keep aside for a few minutes, covered in order to avoid the dough from getting too dry.
- Make smaller lemon sized dough balls of the big dough ball.
- Dust the work flour with flour and roll out each of the dough balls into flat rounds.
- Heat a griddle and roast these parathas with a bit of ghee.