Spinach and Paneer/Palak Paneer Stuffed Paratha-Easy Kid's Lunch box Recipe


Today is the first day of Blogging Marathon #24 for week 4 and the theme I chose is Kids Lunch Box recipe.Being a mom of 7 years old picky eater,packing a nutritious lunch box which suits for his taste buds is really challenging for me.He always wants his lunch box to be mess free and it should be a fusion recipe.
Recently found out he has a liking towards paneer and spinach stuffed samosas,so wanted to try this combo.One such thing he loves to take for lunch box is stuffed paratha smeared with tomato ketchup.So I experimented the stuffing with his favorite paratha and the end result was a super hit.He surprised me with an empty lunch box and said that it was so delicious.Here goes the recipe...............  

Ingredients

For the outer covering
IngredientQuantity
Wheat flour2cups
Oil1tbs
Salt3/4tsp
Water to knead
Oil or ghee for brushing the parathas
For the stuffing
IngredientQuantity
Spinach/palak(finely chopped)2cups (tightly packed)
Paneer(grated/crumbled)1/2cup
Ginger(grated)1tsp
Red chilly powder1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Aamchur powder1tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/2tsp
Coriander leaves/cilantro2tbs(finely chopped)
Saltto taste
Oil2tsp



Method

  • Mix in wheat flour,salt and oil in a bowl,slowly add the water and knead into a stiff dough.Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare the stuffing,heat a skillet with oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add the grated ginger and add the finely chopped spinach and saute it for a minute.Drain the excess water in the cooking process. Now add the powders,salt and mix it well so that everything gets blend and cook it for a minute or two.
  • Finally add the paneer and coriander leaves and put off the flame.Set it aside,let it cool completely.
  • After cooling divide into equal portions and also divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Flatten the dough into 3' disc and keep the stuffing and seal it.On a floured surface roll it into 6-7 inch paratha of desired thickness.
  • Cook it on a hot griddle both sides till golden color and spots appear,brush it with oil or butter or ghee according to your preference.
  • Serve it raitha,pickle,ketchup or curry of your choice.


Enjoy.....................................................

  • Do not cook the stuffing for a long time after adding the paneer.
  • It is necessary to drain the water while cooking the spinach otherwise the stuffing would be watery.
  • If the stuffing is watery add a tbs of thin poha(rice flakes) to absorb the moisture.
  • Try to use the fresh spinach as the frozen spinach tends to leave lot of water.
  • As I made it for my kid,didn't use green chillies if you want you can add finley chopped chilly along with ginger.
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20 comments:

healthy lunch box item.. Yummy
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Palak n paneer, very delicious combo n innovative too...paratha looks so yummy n colorful! Good one Nalini!!

what lovely and yummy parathas:)
Love the pictures!!

Very healthy meal... such delicious combo of Paneer and Palak!!!
Sowmya
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Thats a mindblowing stuffing,healthy and definitely my kind of parathas.

loved the pics, Nalini.. esp the ones against the dark wooden board..

Kalyani
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healthy and delicious combo :)

super tempting and inviting

i have tried paneer paratha but i never tried it with spinach in it..sure i will try..

Very yummy parathas! Kids would love this combo.

Nutritious ones and besides, the kid loves it. What else can you ask? :)

Cool. Will pack this for my daughter.

Very healthy paratha.My lil one will love this one...

healthy and yummy looking paratha

What a healthy and delicious paratha. Lovely presentation.

I thought about trying this recipe but it looked complicated so I just ordered it form restaurant. Result was a solid and taste is like wow. chowringhee satya niketan menu

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