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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.

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


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


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.


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


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.


Handy tips:


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.