Hello, hope you all having a fine day! So spinach, do your kids like it? My daughter doesn’t, and since the favourite cartoons have changed these days she doesn’t care for the line, “Popeye eats it to become strong!” Anyway there is only one way I can get her to eat spinach, it is through this paratha I make. It is very simple to make too. So here is the recipe:
Spinach 3 bunches, coriander (optional) 1/4 bowl,
Spices: Garam masala, 1/2 tsp, cumin powder 1/2 tsp, coriander powder 1/2 tsp, Dry mango powder 1/2 tsp, turmeric 1/2 tsp, garlic paste.
Regular flour (chapati atta) – 3 bowls,
(Optional) Rice powder or Refined Flour (All purpose flour) 1/2 a bowl
Salt to taste, Oil. Take off the stems off the spinach and chop the veggies, it is okay if it fine but even if it is not it is okay. Some people prefer to add this tender chopped spinach to the dough but I find that sauteing it a little bit helps to blend it better. So we saute the veggie in 3 tsps of oil, first add the garlic, then the veggies, then add all the spices cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, and dry mango powder and mix well. (You can eat this as a vegetable with a regular chapati!)
Put off the stove flame, cover it with a lid and let it sit. Take off the cover and mix the flours in veggies without adding any water at first. Blend the veggies as well as you can with the flour and add water only when you start kneading. When the dough kneaded well add a bit of oil to it and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Then take a bit of the dough and roll it on your palms and flatten it a bit. Then with a rolling pin start rolling the dough into round parathas. You don’t want them as thin as chapatis, they should be thicker. Heat a pan and roast these parathas well.
Serving Instructions: Serve hot with ketchup or boondi raita.
Boondi raita: Just mix the store bought boondi into yogurt that has blended into a buttermilk like consistency. Most store bought boondis have salt but if not you may have to add it. Add red chilly powder and chat masala if you think it is too bland.
It also tastes very well with chole (chana).