Saag-Aloo Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Potato and Greens)

The ‘paratha’ recipe that I’ll share today is very healthy and nutritious. We all know that ‘Saag’ or leafy greens are very nutritious for our health. But there must be some fussy members in your family who do not want to eat greens. It is a easy way of feeding them greens. This ‘paratha’ is made with ‘note saak’ or amaranth, potato and whole wheat. Those who do not want to add potato may discard adding it. I learned this ‘Paratha’ in my nutrition class in my school days. The name of this ‘paratha’ was ‘Poustik Roti’ (Nutritious Bread). But it is difficult the remember the name, hence I named it as ‘Saag-Aloo Paratha’. Hope you like this ‘paratha’ recipe …….

  • Servings: 10-number
  • Time: 75 mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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Summary

  • Cuisine: indian
  • Passive Time: 10 mins
  • Course: breakfast
  • Preparation Time: 25 mins
  • Cooking Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

1 ½ cups Wheat Flour
1 cup Note Saak or Amaranth (chopped)
1 (grated) Potato
1 (Finely Chopped) Onion
1 Dry Red Whole Chilli
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
¼ tsp Carom Seeds
2 Green Chilli
½ tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Oil / Ghee – + for making parathas

Steps

  1. Clean and wash amaranth leaves (note saak). Drain the water completely. Chop them very finely. Then blanch them in hot water for few minutes. Drain water and keep aside.
  2. Peel and grate the potato. Soak grated potato in water for 10-15 minutes. Then squeeze and keep aside.
  3. Dry roast the cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Grind them in fine powder.
  4. In a big bowl add wheat flour, salt and com seeds. Mix well. Then add blanched amaranth, grated potato, chopped onion add chopped green chilli. Mix well.
  5. Now adding sufficient water knead the dough. The dough should be neither very soft nor very tight. Add 1 Tbsp of oil, knead it once more.
  6. Divide the dough into equal sized 8-10 portions and roll them into balls.
  7. Take each ball, dust it with wheat flour and flatten it using a rolling pin. Roll into medium sized rotis.
  8. Heat a griddle / tawa. When hot enough place the round paratha and cook on medium flame. When one side is cooked a little then flip it to the other side. Spread oil or butter or ghee on this side.
  9. Flip it again. Apply ghee or oil on this side too. Press the paratha nicely with the back of a spatula. Flip it again and cook on both sides till the saag-aloo paratha gets cooked well and becomes a little crisp.
  10. Remove and serve Saag-Aloo Paratha with onion raita.

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