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Palak Paratha Recipe

Updated By Geeta
Palak Paratha is an Indian flatbread that we make by adding spinach and Indian spices to the wheat flour and then roasting the palak flatbread on tawa or griddle with some oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people
Calories 80 kcal


  • Tawa or griddle or non-stick pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 cup palak tightly packed
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chili deseeded
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp thick curd
  • water if required
  • oil for roasting paratha as per the requirement


  • Firstly, take 1 cup palak, wash it thoroughly after plucking the stems.
  • Additionally, take 1 onion and 1 green chili deseeded.
  • Further, chop drained palak, onion, and green chili finely. I have chopped them together in a chopper.
  • Additionally, add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1.5 tsp oil to the chopped palak mixture in a bowl.
  • Add 1 cup whole wheat flour to it.
  • Mix well, the chopped onion and spinach will leave some water, use that to knead the flour. Add 1/4 tsp red chili powder to it as I have used 1 deseeded green chili only so I am using some Kashmiri red chili powder also.
  • Add 1 tbsp curd to the mixture now. To start with, use only 1/2 tbsp curd, knead and if required use more curd and water.
  • Knead into the dough using curd and use the water as per the requirement. I have used 1 tbsp water for making the dough. Let the dough rest for 5-10minutes.
  • Further add 1.5 tsp oil to the dough and knead well to make it smooth.
  • Take some dough, make a ball out of it and start rolling it after dusting some flour on it.
  • Roll it in the form of a circle, slightly thicker than the chapati.
  • Drizzle some oil on hot tawa.
  • Place the rolled paratha over it and cook.
  • Flip it after 30-40 seconds when partially cooked.
  • Flip again when cooked on other side and apply some oil on it.
  • Continue the same process of applying ghee or oil on paratha after flipping the other side.
  • Palak paratha is ready, take out on a plate.


Notes for Palak Paratha Recipe

  • The addition of the curd makes the paratha softer from the inside, however, its use is optional. you can skip using curd and instead can use more water to knead the dough
  • You can use oil or ghee to roast the paratha on tawa or griddle, the quantity of oil or ghee used also differ as per the individual preference.
  • I have used 1 onion with spinach because an onion combination with spinach makes the paratha even tastier. You can use more of the spinach if you are not having onion.
  • I have used 1 deseeded green chili and 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder for the spiciness. However, using only green chilies or red chili powder or a combination of both is your choice.
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