When we visited her a couple of weeks ago, she was having a bounty of Kale and gave us a bunch as well. I made some into Kale Chips and still had a small batch left over. After debating about what to try next with the leftover Kale, I decided to try some Kale parathas as a way to get Lil A to eat some of it. And guess what? It worked. He ate almost an entire parantha with some yogurt. You can easily substitute kale with any other greens like spinach, or methi (fenugreek).
I chopped the Kale thinly, spiced it lightly and then mixed it with the entire dough instead of stuffing. It made rolling it out easier.
Ingredients: (serves 4-5)
2-3 cups flour
1/2 tspoon salt
1/2 tspoon oil
water to knead the dough
1 bunch Kale
1/4 tspoon grated garlic
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tspoon cumin seeds
salt to taste
2 tbspoon oil
Remove the lid and stir the Kale and add salt. Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes till the water disappears. Lay it on a plate and let it cool.
Now add it to the flour and mix it well. Then make a well in the center of the flour, add water and knead it to a soft dough. Keep it aside for 30-40 minutes.
Now divide the dough in equal parts and make small balls with your palm. Roll them out in to small, circular parathas, use some flour dusting if it sticks, but not too much.
Heat a hot griddle or pan, cook both sides with about 1/2 tspoon of oil till the brown spots appear and the paratha looks cooked.
Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or even a side dish.