Palak Paneer Paratha

By DK on Jul 25, 2011
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
I always have Spinach and Paneer in my fridge.  They are commonly and most often used ingredients in my kitchen, especially the paneer. So I use it in various ways. Rotis / paratha is a regular at our dinner table although I have started packing it for my husband's lunch. Paratha is a great way to pack in nutrition in its stuffing with easy ways of mixing and matching ingredients in order to make some hearty lunch for us. They are easy to eat and are filling with minimal effort in the kitchen. To make the variety is immensely simple too. Like these Palak (Spinach) Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) Parathas. You have heard of the famous Indian side dish "Palak/ Saag Paneer". Its similar to that in the form of flatbread.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
We all love Palak Paneer combo don't we? So, I thought why not for a paratha. Have been making this for 4 years now and its still in the wanted list :) I have used v. minimal spices for this, but since its so versatile, you can add more seasoning to the paneer stuffing or to the cover. Its your palate and your preference. You will find that this paratha will dance to your creative tunes.
Basic Information
Prep Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 4 people
Yield: Around 8-12 parathas depending on the size
Ingredients
    For the stuffing
  • 2-1/2 cups grated Paneer
  • 1-2 green chillies (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/fennel seeds (optional)
  • little salt to taste (the cover has salt too - so use accordingly)
  • few springs of cilantro, chopped
Tips
Since this was made in the morning hustle bustle, I have kept the ingredients to the minimum. But you can add more spices/herbs for variety. For this recipe I replaced 1 cup wheat flour with Oat flour for the Cover.
Method
1
I prepared the cover, the dough, the same way as mentioned in the Hara Bhara paratha post.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
2
Ground the spinach with curd and mixed it to the dough. The only difference is that I added some Oat flour for more nutrition. Its not necessary but optional.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
3
Add the ingredients for the stuffing together in a bowl and give it a mix.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
4
Take small balls of dough. Roll it out into a small circle on a well floured surface. Make a small ball of the stuffing and place it in the center of the dough.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
5
Bring up the sides towards the top and pinch it to seal the stuffing.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
6
Press it down the palm and roll it out into the desired thickness. Please refer Hara Bhara Paratha post for a more detailed rolling out process.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
7
Place it on a greased skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
8
Turn and repeat when you see red spots on the bottom.
Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
Nutritious Spinach with delicious Paneer stuffing is not only delicious but v filling. There is also some protein from the paneer and the curd. You can use low fat paneer if you want to cut down on some of the fat.  Serve this with pickle or Raita. Indian Palak Paneer Paratha recipe (Spinach and Paneer Flatbread)
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23 Responses to “Palak Paneer Paratha”
  1. I made this recipe today. My first ever attempt at paratha making..Started out to make palak paratha but got sidelined into harabhara paratha :lol: Ended up with a mixture of both – but utterly delicious!!! I suppose you can do a bit of mix n match with stuffing reasonably.. Thnks for this great recipe..

  2. Preeti

    Hi, I saw this recipe this evening and I HAD to make it for dinner. Fortunately I had all the ingredients on hand. I made just a couple of changes. I added ginger garlic paste to the dough and some kasuri methi to the filling. The end product was delicious and beautiful to look at. The leftover dough and filling is going to make a good lunch for my daughter tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe, and your photos are also lovely. Cheers!

  3. Urvee Shah

    Hi Guys,

    I made this receipe and it turned out yummy. but one thing as we so used to Indian stylo food we cant stay without green chilli paste, garlic paste,ginger paste. so next time when you making it just add the three paste n serve it with green chutney or chutney and it is so yummy. trust me

  4. Manal

    I would love to try this recipe, but what’s paneer?

    An Indian Cheese similar to whole milk Ricotta Cheese that uses vinegar/lemon as a coagulent instead of rennet. Available in Indian Stores or you can make your own using this recipe: http://chefinyou.com/2012/01/how-to-make-ricotta-cheese/

  5. :mrgreen: This looks awesome. Great step by step instruction!

  6. looks so yummmy….love d vibrant healthy color..:)
    first time here….very nice space you have..
    beautiful presentation..
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  7. viji venu

    Looks appetising. Have tried the hara bhara parantha. Tasted very good. Will try this too.

  8. Wow this looks delicious, love this recipe! Great blog and so glad to be a new follower!

  9. palak paneer in a paratha…definitely a hit combo, will try it soon…

  10. kiran singh

    its looking so yummy…….. :-P

  11. That looks yummy …lovely combo

  12. Wow! It looks so delicious! This recipe is new to me – never heard of it before, so thank you very much for sharing! :)

  13. Hi DK,I make something similar to this. I don’t stuff the paneer,just add it along with the ingredients for dough. This way I find it easier to roll out the parathas. Your clicks are extremely delicious.The second click has me craving for these yummy parathas.Tempting spread.

  14. Healthy and yummy parathas… Loved the filling..

  15. what a lovely color for that parantha….i love palak n’ we love parantha…would just love to try this…:)

  16. This is very favorite paratha in our house.

  17. Very nice one DK :) vl try in this weekend :)
    I wanted to know tht u use the spinach as such or boil it n then make a paste of it?

  18. D, you have a way of making people want to try out your dishes. This looks absolutely delicious.

  19. Jyoti

    I am gonna make this today…

  20. Paratha looks so yum,..

  21. Looking good. Palak and paneer is a lovely combo.

    Vardhini

  22. swarna mani
  23. parathas looks super delicious

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