Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Makai palak paratha- Spinach and Corn stuffed flat bread

Spinach and corn is a match made in heaven. No matter in what form they are cooked, they always make a deadly combo. In this recipe, the flavours are further enhanced with the use of some simple spices. This paratha becomes even more enticing when it is laced with cheese.
This recipe is inspired  from Tarladalal.com. I say "inspired" because, I have made quite a few changes to the original recipe. The recipe actually was more kid friendly. I tweaked it suit the adult as well as my kiddo's palate as well. Try making this paratha once and I am sure you will love it as much as I did.

Makai Palak Paratha recipe 
Preparation time- 25min
Cooking time- 10min
Makes- 6Parathas


For the outer covering:
Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
Salt- 1/2tsp
Oil- 1 tsp
Oil or ghee to shallow fry
Extra flour for dusting
For the filling:
Spinach- 2 cups, washed chopped fine
Fresh or frozen corn- 1-1/2 cup, coarsely  ground in a blender
Potato- 1 small, boiled and mashed
Oil- 1tbsp
Jeera or cumin seeds- 1/2tsp
Turmeric or haldi- 1/4tsp
Coriander seed powder- 1/2tsp
Green chillies- 1, finely chopped
Paprika powder- 1/4tsp
Grated mozzarella cheese- 3tbsp
Salt to taste

  • Take the flour, oil and salt in a large bowl and knead in to a soft smooth dough using water as required. Keep aside for 15min
  • For the filling, Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. 
  • Once they sputter, add the coarsely ground corn and saute for two min
  • Add the chopped spinach, green chillies and salt and fry for 2-3min
  • Add the mashed potato, Turmeric, coriander powder, paprika powder and fry for 3-4 min till all the ingredients combine well and form a mass.
  • Add the grated cheese and mix well. Take off the heat and cool the mixture completely
  • To proceed, Divide the dough and the filling into 6-7 equal portions.
  • Take a portion of the dough and roll into a circle of 3" in diameter.
  • Take a portion of the filling and place it in the middle of the circle.
  • Brush the edges of the dough with some water and gather all the sides and bring them to the center and seal tightly.
  • Roll out again into a circle of 6" in diameter with the help of a little flour.
  • Shallow fry the rolled paratha on hot tawa or girdle using some oil or ghee until brown spots appear on both sides.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and stuffing to make the remaining parathas.
  • Serve hot with yogurt and Pickle
These parathas are my contribution to Aipi and Priya's bookmarked recipes event
And to WWC- corn which was started by Sanjeeta and now hosted by Reva


  1. they came out rally perfect, can yo link them to healthy snacks dear?

    EVent-Quick & Easy Recipes-FBN
    Event-Healthy Snacks-GFR

  2. I can never make stuffed paratha look that beautiful.. loving it!

  3. Absolutely loving your filling. I will give it a try soon :)

  4. Perfectly made parathas n the stuffing sounds really different , something I want to try right away :)
    US Masala

  5. Paratha looksso delicious and fulfilling. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Loved ur filling... the paratha looks soft and gorgeous.

  7. never had this combo before sounds very interesting..

  8. Luv the interseting stuffing...looks perfect

  9. Very healthy paratha and the stuffing looks so perfect and evenly stuffed, yumm!

  10. Wow..super duper looking parathas..I knw that I m gonna love these..so so yum!

  11. Love the combo of spinach and sweet corn....parathas look perfect

  12. Palak n corn are a perfect match!!! This is one delicious & healthy paratha!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Paratha looks perfect and yummy!

  14. sounds like this will make a really hearty meal with a side of raita or salad! lovely stack!


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