Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 10
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 10 min


Parathas are all time favorite food of all Indians. This recipe combines the taste of paratha with health benefits of spinach and cottage cheese. Eat them at breakfast or at lunch or pack them in your child's lunch box. They taste best with low fat curd and mango pickle.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 paratha
Calories per serving: 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.1g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Protein 5.3g 7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup water to knead the flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh low fat paneer cheese
  • Whole wheat flour to roll parathas
  • Olive oil to cook (1 teaspoon for each paratha)

Step by Step:

  1. Take whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl and add palak and fresh paneer into it. Mix well. Add all the dry spices and chopped green chilies and cilantro. Now slowly add some water and knead so as to make smooth dough. Keep aside the dough for 15 minutes after covering it with a wet cloth.
  2. Divide the dough into 10-12 equal parts. Make small balls of dough, about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Use rolling pin to roll small round parathas of around 5-6 inches diameter using dry whole wheat flour. Roll all the parathas.
  3. Heat a heavy flat bottom skillet/tawa over medium high heat. Place one rolled paratha over the tawa and cook from both the sides until golden brown by putting about 1 teaspoon of oil. Remove from skillet. Cook all the parathas in a similar manner.
  4. Serve hot with cheese and pickle.