I have twin boys who are just under 3 years of age and have recently started fussing over food! As if I didn’t have my hands doubly full already, I now have to cater to different tastes and tantrums! I have thus found a couple of quick, healthy, tasty and visually appealing dishes for these brats!
PPP (Paalak Purée Parantha):
Spinach/ paalak is a very healthy green, leafy vegetable that is rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
One bunch of fresh spinach (paalak)
3 cups of wheat flour (mixed grain atta)
Salt to taste
Preparation Time:30-40 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Paalak Puree Parantha Recipe
Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly under running water, preferably under warm water. Leave immersed in a bowl of water with some salt sprinkled on it. No need to separate stalks. After about 30 minutes, pull out the leaves, leaving behind the mud and dirt in the water. Place these leaves in a pot of boiling water and blanch them for 5-7 minutes until tender. Drain the hot water and let the leaves cool. Pulse in a food processor with a pinch of salt. Take 3 cups of wheat flour and mix this purée gradually as you knead the dough. Chances are that you won’t need any water at all – the purée would provide enough moisture. Once the dough is ready, roll out rotis and toss them on the tawa/net until both sides are cooked well. Serve hot with any dal/subzi/meat of your choice. It goes very well with fresh curd too!
Tip: Spinach could be substituted by grated carrots or steamed and pulsed pumpkin to make a healthy meal!