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Friday, January 9, 2015

Palak Paratha / Spinach Paratha


Todays special is  a dinner or tiffin item. A very healthy tiffin, a roti or chapathi using palak.. The best way to use greens. You can also make palak puri using the same dough, you will get soft puris. Kids will love it for sure! My kiddo loved palak puris. 

Acc o Wiki, Spinach has a high nutritional value, especially when fresh, frozen, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source (> 20% of the Daily Value) of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate and iron (table, right).

Iron

Spinach, along with other green leafy vegetables,[10] is considered to be rich in iron. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture states that a 180-g serving of boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg of iron, whereas a 170-g ground hamburger patty contains at most 4.42 mg. However, spinach contains iron absorption-inhibiting substances, including high levels of oxalate, which can bind to the iron to form ferrous oxalate and render much of the iron in spinach unusable by the body. In addition to preventing absorption and use, high levels of oxalates remove iron from the body.

Calcium

Spinach also has a moderate calcium content. However, the oxalate content in spinach also binds with calcium, decreasing its absorption. The calcium in spinach is the least bioavailable of calcium sources.[14] By way of comparison, the human body can absorb about half of the calcium present in broccoli, yet only around 5% of the calcium in spinach.



 Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Palak puree - one cup
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Water - if needed
  • Salt
  • Oil - 1 tbsp


Method:

  • Knead the ingredients into a soft dough using all the above ingredients in a vessel and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Take small balls from the dough and slightly press it.
  • Dust the balls and make chapathies. Make it as thin as possible.
  • Heat tava, cook the chapathies using little oil.

Wonderful soft chapathies are ready. I have served it with vegetarian healthy version is palak Chapathi with curd and sprouts. 




Non- veg version is Palak chapathi with naatukozhi curry! My mouth is watering when i Type in here.... Enjoy foodies..


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