How to make Palak Paneer Parantha -

Try your regular palak paneer in a different form! The combination of palak, paneer and spices make great paranthas. It’s definitely worth a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Spinach (palak) puree, Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Palak Paneer Parantha

Palak Paneer Parantha Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Paneer Parantha Recipe

  • Spinach (palak) puree 1/4 cup

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) grated 1 1/2 cups

  • Whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee for basting

  • Yogurt to serve

  • Pickle to serve


Step 1

Take whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl, add salt and spinach puree with some water and knead into a semi-stiff dough. Add 1 tablespoon oil and knead well. Cover and set aside.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies, mix and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion, mix and sauté till it turns translucent.

Step 3

Add cumin powder, garam masala powder, dried fenugreek leaves powder, salt and dried mango powder, mix well and saute for a minute. Add some water, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 4

Take cottage cheese in another bowl, add the sautéed mixture and mix well. Add salt and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and shape them into balls. Shape each ball into a katori, stuff it with some cottage cheese mixture, bring the edges together and seal. Roll out each stuffed ball into a parantha.

Step 6

Heat a non-stick tawa, place a parantha on it and cook for 1 minute. Flip and apply some ghee on top. Flip again and apply some ghee on the other side too and cook, turning sides, till both sides are evenly cooked and browned

Step 7

Place the paranthas on a serving plate and serve hot with yogurt and pickle.

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