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Stuffed Makai Palak Parathas

By Tarladalal Mon 1 Apr, 2013 8:13 PM IST

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Servings:4 cook time:15min

Stuffed makai palak parathas, used in combination with makai ka atta makes a delectable variation of the traditional makai ki roti. It is traditionally served with butter but can be served with pickle and curds too.

Ingredients
o o o o o For The Dough 1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta) 1/4 cup chopped spinach (palak) 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies 2 tsp oil salt to taste

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1/4 tsp oil for kneading To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing 1/2 cup grated paneer 1/4 cup boiled and crushed green peas 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania) salt to taste Other Ingredients whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling oil for cooking butter for serving

Directions
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For the dough Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.

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2. Knead again using oil till smooth and divide the dough into 4 equal portions. 3. Roll out each portion into 100 mm. (4") diameter circles using a little wheat flour for rolling.

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How to proceed Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

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2. Place a dough circle on a clean, dry surface and place one portion of the stuffing in the centre, fold the edges over the stuffing to make a square. 3. Press it lightly to seal the stuffing, flatten the dough and roll out again into a square of 125 mm. (5") using a little flour for rolling. 4. Heat a tava (griddle) and cook the paratha on both sides, using a little oil till both sides turn golden brown in colour. 5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more parathas. Serve hot with a dollop of butter.

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Handy tips:

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In the dough, instead of spinach, you can add chopped greens like shredded cabbage, fenugreek leaves etc for a variation.

2. One can add tofu and mint in the stuffing instead of paneer.