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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Red spinach parathas

Red spinach is in a class of its own. Its taste (at least according to me) is unmatched by that of any other leafy green. These parathas that I've made have been stuffed with red cheera thoran (stir fried red spinach).

Parathas, curd rice and carrot raita
To make cheera thoran you need:
Red spinach - 1 bunch, washed and chopped fine
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds to it. When the seeds pop, stir in the chopped spinach and salt. Stir and cook covered until the leaves wilt and all the moisture is absorbed.

To make parathas u need:
Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt
Warm water - as needed
Oil - a little

Knead all the ingredients together along with the cheera thoran to make a smooth, pliable dough. Let it rest for a few hours.
Tear out tennis ball sized pieces of dough and roll them out into thick circles. Fold the circle into half and roll out again. Repeat the process once more so you have a neat triangle.
Cook on a tawa drizzling a little oil/ghee over it if you'd like.
Serve hot with raita and pickle.

Notes: If you are serving the thoran with rice, season the oil with some urad dal and split red chillies along with the mustard seeds. Also add some fresh grated coconut to the thoran.

Off this goes to be a part of Srivalli's Roti Mela.

24 comments:

Happy cook said...

Well it really sutis the name. Experiment with food.
Wonderful idea to make parathas with spinach and that too with red.
We call it cheera i think

Asha said...

Gorgeous Jaya. I made Red Chard parathas y'day, they are so yummy and healthy too!:))

Jaya said...

Jayashree,
lovely red spinach Paratha, looks so delicious.
hugs and smiles
Jaya

bhags said...

the paratha looks yummy...the pic gave me an impression that it is stuffed....:)

Laavanya said...

I have very fond memories of a soup that my aunt once made with red spinach! The parathas look great.

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree-

the red spinach adds a fiery look to the parathas. My parathas are always frozen, so am longing for some home made hand tossed parathas.

sunita said...

I love spinach in rotis/parathas...so I'm reallly loving yours :-)

Devi Priya said...

very nutritious. Way to go...

Uma said...

lovely parathas. looks so colorful and delicious.

sowmya said...

nice idea jayashree..love the colour..

delhibelle said...

Paranthas look so good!
I have only had the green ones, these one look so pretty! Will try this:)

Prema Sundar said...

When i looked at the picture I thought it was ragi chapathi. a very healthy recipe jayashree ...

jayasree said...

How could you think of making parathas using this variety of cheera. I occassionaly buy this for making thoran since my preference is always green. Now I shall buy those to make ur parathas. Parathas has a tempting color. Great idea.

Rachel said...

This is one way I could get my family to eat cheera..good one...

easycrafts said...

Very healthy parathas for the event...

ranji said...

this is such a healthy paratha...love the color..looks yummm..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Oh this is nice paratha...

Sagari said...

parathas look beautiful jaya

Kalai said...

These look fantastic, Jayashree! :)

Sig said...

That is a great idea to use the red spinach in parathas Jayashree, it has added a beautiful color!

Maheswari said...

Healthy parathas..i loved the color..I got something waiting for you at my blog, come and get it..:D

Sireesha said...

Hi Jayashree,First time at ur blog U have nice and lovely blog.
lovely red spinach Paratha, looks so delicious.

Cynthia said...

I've learnt something today - red spinach.

Andhra Flavors said...

lovely red spinach Paratha, looks very yummy.