Palak Thepla

I usually do not prefer to prepare the usual palak paratha which is done by adding the palak directly into dough without frying it as my husband does not like it. Palak tastes good when it is fried. So came up with this version of paratha or you can say thepla for which I used the method almost similar as that we use for Thalipeeth, it came out very soft and tasted delicious. Even my son liked it a lot. I added little gram flour and curd while kneading the dough and used butter for toasting. Curd helped in softening the parathas.


1 cup finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste
½ tea spoon
Green chilly
1 finely chopped
Red chilly powder
1 tea spoon
Coriander powder
1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder
½ tea spoon
to taste
Gram masala powder
1 tea spoon (optional)
Amchur/mango powder
¼ tea spoon (optional)
1 table spoon
cumin powder
½ tea spoon

To knead:

Wheat flour
1 ½ cup
Besan/gram flour
¼ cup
¼ cup
As required


  1. Heat half a table spoon of oil in a frying pan, when oil is heated add cumin powder, ginger paste, chopped green chilly.
  2. Add the chopped palak and sauté for few mins.
  3. Add the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and mango powder. Fry this for 4-5 mins, until palak get set with all the ingredients. Allow this to get cooled down.
  4. In a mixing bowl add one and half cup of wheat flour, ½  cup of besan, curd, palak mixture and salt.
  5. Add little water at a time and knead this into a soft dough, add little oil to the dough and allow this to rest for at least 15 mins.
  6. Take small round balls of dough and spread it like chapati applying little wheat flour.
  7. Heat the tava, sprinkle little oil and just toast the spread parathas like we usually do for chapathis. Apply butter on both the sides.  
  8. Serve this hot with curd / tomato ketchup.  

    You can skip adding amchur powder and garam masala powder, it is optional.
    You can also add a table spoon of milk cream while kneading the dough which makes the parathas soft.
    You can also add little turmeric powder while kneading the dough to get nice color.