Thursday, June 30, 2011

Palak Paratha- Type 1

                        chapathi flour: 2 cups
                        Palak leaves: 1 cup
                        Turmeric: pinch
                        Red chilli Powder (depending on spice level)
                        Ajwain: pinch( Optional)
                        Garam masala: 1/4 tsp
                        water to knead the dough
                        Oil for cooking
                        salt to taste

                1. In a bowl, add flour, ajwain, salt and a tbspn of oil and mix well. Keep it aside.
                2. Blend palak, chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder to a fine paste.
                 3. Add this paste to chapathi flour and knead it well adding enough water to form chapathi dough. Cover and allow it to rest it for 20 mins.                
                 4. Heat tava on medium heat.
                 5. Divide the dough into small balls. Coat each one with the flour and roll them into a medium sized chapathi.
                 6.  Place this on tava and  spread a tspn of oil. turn it over and let the other side cook.

                7.  Follow the steps for the remaining dough and make the parathas.
                 8.  Serve with yoghurt  or any subzi or with any curry.

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