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Palak Paratha (Spinach Paratha)

Palak Paratha is an Indian Whole Wheat Spinach Flatbread prepared by kneading whole wheat flour and spinach puree together with few spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Easy and Quick Recipes, healthy, healthy paratha recipes, High Protein, indian, indian flatbread recipes, Kids Lunchbox Recipe, lunch recipes, palak, palak chapati, palak paratha, palak paratha without blending, paratha recipes, spinach, spinach paratha
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 133kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

  • 2.5-3 cups palak (spinach) tightly packed
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ cup water for grinding
  • 1 cup whole wheat or multigrain flour
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • oil or ghee for cooking


  • Add the washed spinach, ginger, and green chilies to a blender. Puree them to a smooth paste with ½ cup of water. This yields little more than ½ cup of spinach puree.
  • Add wheat flour, palak puree, garam masala, and salt in a deep bowl. Mix well.
  • Add very little water and make a smooth (but not sticky) dough. Smear little oil on the dough and let it rest for at-least 10-15 mins.
  • Divide the dough into balls. I was able to get six balls.
  • Roll the parathas to 3-inch diameter using a chapati roller.
  • Cook it on both sides on a hot tawa and spread some ghee on top.
  • Serve palak ke parathe with curd, pickle, raita, ketchup, or any gravy of your choice.


Tips & Variations

  • You can also blanch the spinach leaves ie wash the spinach and put them in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and take the spinach out and then take out the spinach and run them under cold water (This retains the green color of spinach). Blend together with 1-2 tablespoons of water to make spinach puree.
  • If you dont have time to puree, You can also finely chop the spinach and add it to the flour along with spices and make the dough.
  • You can prepare extra spinach puree and freeze it in freezer-safe containers and when you want to use just thaw.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.1mg