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Monday, April 1, 2013

Palak Aloo Paratha Recipe | Stuffed Paratha Recipes | Paratha Fillings

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Stuffed Parathas are always a favorite at my place as its a complete meal when paired with pickle and curd.I had posted Palak Paneer Paratha recently where I used usual Paneer stuffing in a palak based atta dough.Today's recipe is very similar and is prepared in a same manner just that I used the regular Aloo stuffing which we make for Aloo parathas.
Aloo paratha is the most common favorite paratha for everyone,the addition of palak in the dough adds a healthy touch and a nice variation to the usual Aloo paratha.I have given a detailed tutorial to make a perfect paratha,so go through the recipe and the step by step pics to make a perfect paratha.

Palak Aloo Paratha Recipe:
(makes 6 parathas)

for dough:
1 1/2 cups Wheat flour
2 cups Spinach
1/2" Ginger
2-3 Green chillies
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
Water,to mix

for filling:
2 big Potatoes,boiled and peeled
1 medium Onion,finely chopped(optional)
2-3 Green chillies,finely chopped
1 tsp grated Ginger
2 tbsp chopped Coriander
1 tsp Amchur(dried mango) powder
1 tsp roasted Cumin powder
Salt to taste

Wheat flour,for rolling
Ghee and Oil,to roast parathas

to make dough: 
  • Bring water to a boil in a big vessel and add salt to it.
  • Add spinach,green chillies and blanch the greens for 2 minutes.Strain the spinach and run cold water over it.Cool it completely.
  • Grind spinach with green chillies,ginger to a fine paste.
  • Add the ground spinach mixture to the wheat flour and add required salt and 1 tsp oil and mix well.
  • Add little water(if needed) and knead it into a smooth and soft dough.The dough should be slightly softer than the regular chapati dough for parathas as it will not only make easy to stuff the filling it will help in easy and even rolling of parathas.
  • Apply oil on top of the dough and cover it and keep it aside for at least half an hour.
to make filling:
  • Grate the boiled potatoes and put it in to the bowl.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies,onion,grated ginger,chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Add amchur powder,salt and cumin powder and mix well and keep it ready.
to make paratha:
  • Pinch the dough and take a big size lemon sized dough and place the dough in your left hand palm.
  • Dip your right hand fingers in the flour and try to make a cup shape(which can hold 3-4 tbsp filling) out of the dough by moving your fingers pressing with the thumb in the center.Take care that the edges should be slightly thinner and in the center it should be thick.
  • Fill the cup with 3-4 tbsp filling and seal the two sides of the dough(it would look like Karanji now) and gently press the corners to get a big round ball out of it.See the pictures for better idea.
  • If you stuff the filling in the dough in this way you will get evenly filled paratha and it also forms like pocket.If you find all the above process bit difficult,you can easily roll a 3" circle out of the dough and place the filling in the center and pleat the dough and seal it by gathering the dough around the edges.
  • Slightly flatten the dough(stuffed with filling) with hands and dip it in the wheat flour and gently roll it to a 6" disc of 1/2" thickness.You should not apply more pressure while rolling,so roll it gently.If you apply pressure the stuffing would come out.
  • Flip it on to a hot tawa and fry it until you see bubbles.
  • Turn it and apply oil/ghee and fry and then turn and apply oil/ghee on the other side.
  • Fry the parathas on both sides until you get crisp brown patches on both sides.
Serve them piping hot with Aam ka Achar/Mirch ka Achaar,curd/masala dahi and sliced onions.

  1. You can skip spinach puree while making dough and make it plain as Aloo Paratha.
  2. You can even mix various greens along with palak like methi,dill along with palak while making puree for the dough in the recipe
  3. Paneer can also be stuffed instead of Aloo in the dough to make Palak Paneer Paratha,it tastes nice too.
The above pic shows you how the filling is spread across paratha evenly which makes the paratha tastes delicious in each and every bite.

Check out other Stuffed Parathas recipes:


Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow delicious paratha,loved the combo...Luks tempting...

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice and filling paratha

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect done... Real healthy and tasty one...

Sona S said...

delicious and yummy parathas

CHITRA said...

Delicious paratha , looks nice :) must try this combo

Priti S said...

That's looks yum and pretty ....nice idea with adding palak


Wonderful combo of aloo and palak. Nice recipe

Chitz said...

Healthy yummy parathas :) Love these..


excellent stuffed parathas. Nice preparation

divya said...

looks very tempting. Irresistible.

Priya Suresh said...

Love to start my day with this beautiful dish, filling and healthy parathas.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious parathas Prathibha...Stuffed parathas are always a hit in our home

Sowmya Madhavan said...

Looks delicious..:)

Karan Fagne said...

I love this Aloo paratha recipe. Aloo Paratha are my favorite and I love to try different parathas. This paratha recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try

this.Can't wait to try it.thank you for shearing your post. Regards, Aalo Paratha

Deeps said...

Tasty delicious Aloo Paratha, easy and simple recipe
For delicious Aloo Palak Paratha recipe also visit to blog.

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