June 12, 2014

Spinach roti/Palak roti/Easy spinach paratha with frozen spinach/Spinach health benefits/Masala palak chapathi/Easy indian roti recipes for dinner/frozen spinach recipes

Spinach paratha or spinach roti is a very popular recipe in north india which goes in break fast/dinner mostly.A very long time back I posted a recipe with name spinach roti where I used fresh spinach for the recipe.Iam reposting the same old recipe today again..But this time I used frozen spinach cubes instead of fresh leaves,,It`s difficult to get spinach in foz,but in paraguay can find easily in chinese super markets.
Coming to the recipe,palak roti is very healthy and nutritious flat bread for..Those who avoids spinach can enjoy this without any fuss..This palak roti tastes best when served hot along with some thick yoghurt and pickle.There are 2-3 types of methods are there to prepare this rotis and it depends on the person who is trying it..In my case,first time I combined fresh chopped spinach with flour and other spices..And this time I pureed palak into paste and then used with flour..Also,this is wheat flour version recipe.so,it`s a guilt free recipe to have number of rotis.Except the grinding part of spinach it`s very simple and easy one..try it and let me know..senyum


SPINACH HEALTH BENEFITS:


Diet 
One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating.

Cancer 
Flavonoids -- a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties abundant in spinach -- have been shown to slow down cell division in human stomach and skin cancer cells. Furthermore, spinach has shown significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.

Anti-Inflammatory
Neoxanthin and violaxanthin are two anti-inflammatory epoxyxanthophylls that play an important role in regulation of inflammation and are present in unusual amounts in spinach.

Antioxidants
The vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium present in spinach all serve as powerful antioxidants that combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.


Blood Pressure 
By inhibiting the angiotensin I-converting enzyme, peptides within spinach have been shown to effectively lower blood pressure.

Vision
Both antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are especially plentiful in spinach and protect the eye from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Immunity 
One cup of spinach contains over 337% of the RDA of vitamin A that not only protects and strengthens "entry points" into the human body, such as mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts, but is also a key component of lymphocytes (or white blood cells) that fight infection.

Skin
The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis, thus fighting psoriasis, keratinization, acne and even wrinkles.

Bones 
One cup of boiled spinach provides over 1000% of the RDA of vitamin K that can prevent excess activation of osteoclasts (the cells that break down bones), as well as promote the synthesis of osteocalcin, the protein that is essential for maintaining the strength and density of our bones.

Calcification
Vitamin K is a crucial component of the process called carboxylation, which produces the matrix Gla protein that directly prevents calcium from forming in tissue. Eating one cup of spinach contributes to this process that fights atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Brain and Nervous Function
The abundance of vitamin K in spinach contributes greatly to a healthy nervous system and brain function by providing an essential part for the synthesis of sphingolipids, the crucial fat that makes up the Myelin sheath around our nerves.


CATEGORY- HOME MADE/BASICS/FREEZING FRUITS
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES



WHAT YOU NEED

maida/all purpose flour-1 cup
wheat flour-1 cup
fresh cilantro leaves-1 fist ful
frozen spinach cubes-4
ginger garlic paste/GGP-1 or 2 tsp
green chili -4-5
salt-to taste
cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
oil-for pan frying


HOW TO PREPARE

Take frozen spinach,chopped cilantro leaves,salt,green chili,GGP,cumin in a jar and blend into fine paste using a 2-3 tbsp of water if needed.
Mix this in a bowl with two flours and make into a soft dough.you no need any water this time.keep it aside for 15 min.
Now divide the dough into equal size balls.and roll like chapathi.
Heat a pan and fry  palak roti on both sides with oil..Serve hot with pickle and curd.
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EASY TO WITH STEP WISE PICTURES


MAHAS NOTES

Can use finely chopped spinach 1 cup and skip cilantro leaves.

I added cilantro for flavor and it does n`t dominates the spinach taste.

replace green chili with red chili powder and use 1/2 tsp garam masala for spicy flavor.

While grinding use milk or curd for rich taste,instead of water.

Also,can use 2 cups of wheat flour and skip maida.

Replace cumin seeds with cumin powder.But more than the raw cumin powder,roasted cumin powder gives more flavor..

***Because of using frozen spinach roti may results little bit rubbery..****




THIS WAS THE OLD PICTURE OF THIS RECIPE ;-)



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