Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sneaky Nutrition - Spinach Cheese Parathas

spinach-cottagecheese parathas

Potato, Spinach & Cottage Cheese Parathas


What do you do when you have to feed picky eaters? You get sneaky - is what you do!!!

I am always trying to sneak in various "healthy" things into foods for my kids. Some of my "experiments" get good reviews and encores. Other times it is "Mom, what were you thinking??"

I had read about adding cottage cheese to chappati dough in a cookbook a few months ago. I have forgotten the name of the cookbook, but the idea stayed with me. If anyone knows of this book, please drop me a line. I'd like to give the author credit for such an innovative idea.

Recently I decided to try this out and to my surprise the chappatis came out pretty good. Not content with this, I decided to "kick it up a notch" and made "aloo-palak-cheese-parathas". This is definitely a keeper recipe and I will be making this for years to come.

The parathas are yummy, they are very very soft and the spinach and potatoes add a lot of iron and potassium and the cottage cheese provides a healthy helping of calcium that is so essential for the kids' growing bones and our creaking ones :-)

The parathas look delectable as well, a pale jade color, flecked with the dark green from the spinach, with a brilliant yellow stuffing of mashed, seasoned potatoes.

You can use the basic dough to make any parathas of your choice, stuffed or plain. The parathas need very little oil, because of the creaminess of the cheese and stay very soft for quite a while. I used low fat cottage cheese, so you can indulge without guilt!!

"Aloo-Palak-Cottage-Cheese-Parathas" - Quite a mouthful to say, but utterly delicious to eat.

paratha ingredients

Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Wheat flour


Ingredients For Dough:

1 cup of wheat flour (I use Golden Temple Chappati atta)
3/4 cup of cottage cheese
1/2 cup of spinach
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

Note:

For this recipe, there are really no exact measurements. You can add as much or as little spinach as you wish. Also there is NO WATER, yes, NO WATER to bind the dough. It is all just the cottage cheese and the moisture from it!! Can you feel your bones growing stronger already??

Method:

This process can only be done in a food processor. I don't think anyone can knead the dough so well as to incorporate all the cottage cheese!!

[Addendum: if you don't have a food processor, I suppose you could give the spinach and cottage cheese a whirl in the blender and then incorporate the flour by hand. I haven't tried it, but it might work!]

  1. Chop the spinach in the food processor.
  2. Add the cottage cheese, oil and salt and blend well
  3. Add the flour and pulse a few times
  4. Don't worry if it seems to stick. Add more cheese if it seems dry and more flour if it seems too runny!!
  5. Take the dough out and let it rest in a covered bowl for 20-30 minutes. This is extremely important! The dough may seem really rough textured and coarse at this point. Something happens to it when it rests. It seems to get this inner peace and relaxes into a smooth pliable dough, soft as silk!!
  6. Roll into chappatis or stuff with filling to make parathas
  7. Cook both sides on a hot griddle, brushing with a little oil if required.

paratha dough balls

Balls of paratha dough





paratha dough

round of dough with potato filling



paratha dough cup

cup of dough encasing the filling



paratha dough cup2

closed cup of dough with filling



paratha rolled out

rolling out the paratha


Potato Stuffing Ingredients:

2-3 large potatoes
1 small green chilli or 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala (optional, I omit if making for the kids)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

Method:

1. Boil the potatoes and mash them well
2. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala (if using), salt and mix well
3. Heat oil in a frying pan
4. When the oil is heated, add the mustard seeds
5. When the mustard seeds start popping, add the green chilli (optional) and then the potato mixture.
6. Fry for a few minutes till the raw smell disappears.
7. Cool and use for stuffing.

96 Comments:

At Thu Mar 16, 03:00:00 PM 2006, Blogger Priya said...

AWESOME is all i can say.The pics are so good. I should definetely try making this soon.

 
At Thu Mar 16, 03:13:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great way to show recipes for a novice person like me. Who does very little cooking. But i will surely try your recipes, I tried your besan burfi which i could'nt resist after seeing those pictures and it was delicious.
Thanks for sharing.

 
At Thu Mar 16, 03:42:00 PM 2006, Blogger Santhi said...

2 of my fave ingredients. Spinach, cottage cheese. Definetly going to make it over the weekend

 
At Thu Mar 16, 04:13:00 PM 2006, Blogger Sandhya said...

APCC parathas look divine & the pics are fabulous as usual. Well done!

 
At Thu Mar 16, 04:21:00 PM 2006, Blogger Sandhya said...

I have to ask this, do you take a lot of time to get the right shot? Your pics look professional & creative.

 
At Thu Mar 16, 04:27:00 PM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Priya, thanks. I think you will like it.

Anon, thanks. Glad that you liked the burfi

Santhi, yes, it is a good combo. You can add other spices too - chilli powder, dania pwdr etc. I didn't cause the kids like it mild

Santhya, not a lot of time, but a lot of shots!! I do click a lot and then select the best ones. I'm still learning... My camera does not allow me to change any settings, so I have to wait for the right light :( :(. Maybe someday, I will upgrade to a better camera.

 
At Thu Mar 16, 04:28:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Indira said...

I make chapatis with spinach sometimes, but your addition of cheese is very tempting. I want to invite myself to your home for lunch. :)

Just gorgeous!

 
At Thu Mar 16, 04:31:00 PM 2006, Blogger BDSN said...

Great pictures SH..Well DOne!!!

 
At Thu Mar 16, 05:08:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kitchenmate said...

SH: WOWW! great pictures as usual. Your pictures makes me drool always. Definitely going to try this!!
I have a cuisinart 7 cup food processor sitting with me (gift from my friend), i am not using that except for shredding cabbage:),What all the things you do with that? If you dont mind can you tell me, since I want to use that for regular day to day cooking.
-Thanks

 
At Thu Mar 16, 05:17:00 PM 2006, Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Wow!! That's a great recipe and great pictures to go alongside. They are a treat for the eyes.

 
At Thu Mar 16, 05:35:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Gini said...

What great pics...Cottage cheese in paratha, I am in !

 
At Thu Mar 16, 06:18:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Priya said...

Hi Saffron,
D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S :-) ...
I always wondered how different the cottage cheese was to our paneer and how it cud be used...now I KNOW...:-)

and abt the Pottlebell sandwich..I dont take mayo in them and I am wondering which one to pick - Mushrooms or Cheese...but really sad I cant eat them...they feel so freshhhh!! And their veggie soup is delectable..

 
At Fri Mar 17, 12:15:00 AM 2006, Blogger shammi said...

BRILLIANT photos! I'm jealous! :) I have a technical question... how how HOW do you roll out the parathas without the filling squirting out? It always does that for me, no matter how carefully I try to roll it out :(

 
At Fri Mar 17, 03:38:00 AM 2006, Blogger Puspha said...

This looks divine!!!! Gonna try it out very soon.

 
At Fri Mar 17, 06:18:00 AM 2006, Blogger Krithika said...

Trying to sneak in health stuff? I do the same with my kids. I have tried a similar recipe with Tofu. Need to try with Cottage Cheese. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

 
At Fri Mar 17, 07:29:00 AM 2006, Blogger vkn said...

Wow! Great results. Keep up the great show!

 
At Fri Mar 17, 08:02:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Indira, sure...you are welcome anytime!

BSDN, KA, Gini, Priya, thanks!

KitchenMate, you can use it for grating carrots or other veggies, mixing chappati dough, making breadcrumbs etc.

Shammi, try it with a little less filling. Mine squirts out too, if I try to roll it too thin. You have to choose between thin parathas with the filling spilling out a bit, or thicker parathas!!! me? it depends on the mood :)

pushpa, let me know if you like it.

krithika, VKN, thanks and welcome to my blog!!

 
At Fri Mar 17, 08:23:00 AM 2006, Blogger Tanuja said...

wow great snaps and good presentations the sanps by itself makes us crazy for those yummy parathas:)

 
At Fri Mar 17, 08:30:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Priya said...

Hey the addendum saved me..!! I dont have a food processor and was wondering how I cud try the paratha's ..will let u know if this method works.

 
At Fri Mar 17, 09:24:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats on a great blog, have been following some of your comments since I picked up you post comments on Mahanandi! I love ur "sneaky nutrition" concept! :-)
ABA

 
At Fri Mar 17, 12:06:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kay said...

Wow! Looks fabulous!

Saffron, When are you going to invite your blog friends for dinner? I seriously dont mind travelling cross country or even from another country, if you invite us ;)

 
At Fri Mar 17, 12:46:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kitchenmate said...

I raise my hand with Kay and get myself invited too.

 
At Fri Mar 17, 02:01:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Lakshmi said...

Wow! Scrumptous parathas.. Who wouldnt want it..I have to try this one as I have 2 picky eaters at home. My question for you is -What kind of food processor do u use for kneading dough?
Lakshmi

 
At Fri Mar 17, 02:10:00 PM 2006, Blogger Ashwini said...

With parathas like these you dont need to get sneaky at all. They look utterly fab!

 
At Fri Mar 17, 02:26:00 PM 2006, Blogger Vineela said...

HI,
U r paratas r awesome.By seeing pics i got overtempted.Thanks for nice recipe.
vineelakrishna

 
At Fri Mar 17, 02:47:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Annita said...

All I can say is Wow..U r making me crazy with your pictures..I'm really amazed with ur photography.I liked that pale green color..Anyway i don't have food processor with me..And in blender,i think it'll stick all over.Is it ok if i use egg beater?

 
At Fri Mar 17, 06:48:00 PM 2006, Blogger Luv2cook said...

SH:

Amazing photography and a wonderful recipe. I am definitely going to try this sometime. :).

 
At Sat Mar 18, 10:58:00 AM 2006, Blogger Vaishali said...

Hi SH,
What fantabulous pictures! Despite the fact that you can't change the settings in your camera!! Have you tried taking pics with a rolling pin or maybe a ladle? I'm sure it will work :) Anyway you seem to be using magic to click them.
You have posted a great recipe too. I know what I'm making for lunch tomorrow :)

 
At Sat Mar 18, 11:04:00 PM 2006, Blogger Mahek said...

hi,
such lovely photos
and the parathas are such a good idea they are packed with nutrients i always try to find things to add nutrition to my sons food so cheers to you for giving this to me
i too am a new blogger and so you and your photos are a inspiration can you pls tell me what is the camera that you use as i love photography too but mine dont come as good as yours.

 
At Sat Mar 18, 11:09:00 PM 2006, Blogger Mahek said...

hi
i love your parathas i think they will be really tasty and so full of nutrients.
i too am a new blogger and you are a inspiration to me you click lovely photos which make me feel like eating the parathas right now.
can you tell me what type of camera has to be used to get such snaps.

 
At Sun Mar 19, 06:32:00 AM 2006, Blogger Vaishali said...

Hello again, SH!
I made these parathas today. I loved the texture of the dough. Adding cottage cheese to it is a great idea. I often added homemade low-fat Paneer to it when in India, but with readymade cottage cheese available here, I don't want to take the trouble any longer :)
By the way, while rolling them, I thought of Shammi's question. Shammi, do you make sure that the 'open' side of the paratha is always facing below while rolling? I always do, and the stuffing never squirts out. Sorry, if I am telling you something that you always knew.

 
At Sun Mar 19, 09:09:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

tanuja, thanks

priya, yup, let me know if blender works.

anon, welcome to my blog!

Kay, Kitchenmate, you are welcome anytime :) :)

Laxmi, I have a cuisinart, but any FP should work fine.

ashwini, S&P, annita, luv2cook thanks!!

 
At Sun Mar 19, 09:54:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Vaishali, isn't the texture wonderful? really silky soft.
Great tip about rolling the dough. Thanks!

Mahek, welcome to my blog and thanks for the compliments. I use Sony Cybershot 3.2 mega pixel camera for my pictures. As far as cameras go, this one is outdated :( It does not have any manual adjustments and everything is automatic - which is good when taking pictures of kids, but for food pictures, I would love to be able to change the settings!!

 
At Sun Mar 19, 11:11:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Gini said...

This was an awesome post..I cant stop thinking about it till I make some.

 
At Sun Mar 19, 04:03:00 PM 2006, Blogger Vee said...

Hey SH,

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvv it. My pick eater at home is my husband.Though I have sneaked in tofu quite a few times , I never knew how to sneak in cottage cheese. Goin to try it out soon. Thx.Great Pics , btw.

 
At Sun Mar 19, 04:05:00 PM 2006, Blogger Vee said...

Hey SH,

Luuuuuuuv it!!!..My picky eater is m husband. Though, I have successfully sneaked in tofu, I never knew how to sneak in cottage cheese. Gonna try this soon.
Thx. Great pics, btw.

 
At Sun Mar 19, 08:03:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

me following your post regulary. you are doing wonderful work. i am going to start one website by my own, so it would be helpful and have few doubts, can you please tell me,
1. about the plain white back ground in your pictures?
a) if you are using white board and white wall, how lengthy is the white board and how much thickness it is on length and breath?
b) In which light do you prefer to take picture (like morning sunny day or afternoon time), if no proper light, what do you do? (if using artificial light, what kind of light is that)
2. some wood color board in that chappathi picture, is it some wooden board or dining table?
3. how close you keep the camera to the object? and how do you make one item look very clear and someitem little faded. it looks impressive like that.
3. do you add oil while making those paratha?
4. what brand of cottage cheese did you use?`
5.can you tell us some tips and tricks to try to get this kind of picture quality?
6. Can you post us some pictures of your kitchen, and tell us some tips to organise the pantries, if only you wish.
Thanks. Sorry if this query bothered you, but i wanted to know something before i enter this website thing. Hope you dont mind me asking questions now and then, since i am new to all this.thanks.my mail id is i_anna_poorna@yahoo.com. can you give me your mail id , if i have to ask question or can it ask like this itself, eitherway it is ok with me.sorry for the trouble again please.
annapoorna

 
At Mon Mar 20, 09:29:00 AM 2006, Blogger sailu said...

Absolutely wonderful shots as usual!Nice recipe too and healthy...:)

 
At Mon Mar 20, 11:55:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Hi annapoorna,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Hopefully, I can answer some of your questions here.

1. a. When my pictures have a plain white background, it is either the wall or a small piece of white cardboard that I have left over from my son's school project !!

b. I like to take pictures in daylight, preferably sunny.

2. It is a wooden cutting board I use for rolling out chappatis.

3. Depends on the shot and the camera! I have a fully automatic digital camera and cannot change the focal length, so I just depend on the camera to do it!!

4. yes, very little - just a drop or two of oil.

5. Breakstone's 2% milkfat cottage cheese.

6. I don't have any pictures of my kitchen right now. Maybe some day I will post it. I will have to clean it first :)

Good luck with starting your website. I have also put in a link to my email id, so you can use that as well.

 
At Tue Mar 21, 05:42:00 AM 2006, Blogger Krithika said...

I tried these yesterday. I do not have words to describe how well these paranthas turned out. I did not stuff these with potatoes. I added a few spices of my own to the dough. The dough was so soft ...unbelievable. Spinach cheese parantha with home-made punjabi achar, masoor dal, raita was our dinner last night. Thank you so much !!

 
At Tue Mar 21, 12:38:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kitchenmate said...

SH: Yesterday I prepared these parathas and they were utterly soft How pliable is the dough! thanks for sharing this recipe and i am going to include in our regular menu:)
where did you all these yummy dishes, hope you have so much great recipes to share it with us:)

 
At Tue Mar 21, 01:19:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

saffron, thankyou so much for answering all my questions and it is great help from my end. thankyou again.will come to u, if i have any more doubts.
Annapoorna.

 
At Wed Mar 22, 07:25:00 PM 2006, Blogger pocah said...

This is absolutely awesome! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, I've been making my own parathas, but in a different way - I shall try yours definitely!

 
At Mon Apr 03, 01:22:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Aruna said...

Thanks for posting this recipe - I tried it over the weekend and it was delicious!!

And yes that addendum works - I don't have a food processor so I blended the cottage cheese with the spinach to knead the flour. The rotis were just perfect :-)

 
At Sun Apr 16, 08:28:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely blog!

I'm US based, and pretty sure that our cottage cheese (found in plastic containers) has less liquid than that shown in the photo that accompanies the spinach-cottage cheese parathas (look sooo delicious).

So I'm asking: should I add a tiny bit of water to make the dough?

 
At Mon Apr 17, 05:47:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Anon, I am US based also and used Breakstone's 2% milkfat cottage cheese for the parathas. I have usually found some liquid at the bottom of the container. Since I used a food processor, it pulverized the cheese and made it into a smooth paste and I did not need any extra water. I would recommend doing the same. Add water only if the dough seems really hard even after resting for 30 mins or so. Hope that helps!

 
At Thu Apr 27, 06:21:00 PM 2006, Blogger Tamanna said...

Hey SH,

I've been accessing your blog in a ghostly fashion.. leaving no comments :) I love your Pics and the recipes you put out there. Great Job.

I tried your paratha recipe today. My husband and I both loved it. We both like experimenting with food and look for new ways to jazz up desi khanna. Not only that, we finally opened our food processor after it being boxed since our wedding.

I'm thrilled to not have to knead dough anymore. Thnx.

Do u have more food processor atta recipes? yes yes, you have a convert:)

 
At Tue May 09, 02:46:00 PM 2006, Blogger Tezi said...

Hi SH, Do u have anymore recipes with Cottage cheese??

 
At Tue May 09, 05:12:00 PM 2006, Anonymous GG said...

Hi there
I tried these parathas out today and wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful recipe!! They were so delicious and just disappeared off the table! I was wondering if the same recipe would work with carrots/beetroot/etc. for different colors? Your ideas/suggestions?
GG

 
At Thu May 11, 12:59:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Tanna said...

Your pictures are incredible! I hope I can try this soon.

 
At Tue May 30, 01:36:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

parathas turned sensational, but my aloo did not come out good, if it is possible can you write about stuffing and prep also, since it might helps beginers like me. Thanks - Tanvi

 
At Thu Jun 01, 12:33:00 AM 2006, Blogger Safran said...

Dear Saffron, I tried your delicious Indian parathas yesterday and we love it...Today, I posted your beatiful recipe to my blog with my thanks to you, also I wrote my post in English for you...I think the whole of Türkish women will love this recipe and they'll visit your beautiful blog as I do :) Best regards from Turkey :)

Safran

 
At Mon Jul 10, 09:01:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

delicious paratas, i tried it this weekend, it tasted good, but was not looking as gr8 as urs. anyway i said better luck next time to myself. but really your snaps are all awesome. gr8 job.

 
At Mon Jul 10, 09:02:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

delicious paratas, i tried it this weekend, it tasted good, but was not looking as gr8 as urs. anyway i said better luck next time to myself. but really your snaps are all awesome. gr8 job.

 
At Mon Aug 14, 11:39:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hai, good to see u bak, gr8..btw if u have time, do reply to our queries, there are so many unanswered.
Thankyou, Tanvi
parathas turned sensational, but my aloo did not come out good, if it is possible can you write about stuffing and prep also, since it might helps beginers like me. Thanks - Tanvi

 
At Tue Aug 15, 10:12:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Tanvi, I've updated the post with the stuffing recipe. Hope that helps!

cheers!

 
At Tue Aug 15, 03:10:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think h5n1 flu is going to be a problem ?

I heard it would hit USA & Canada this fall.

Is there anything to the h5n1 flu panic ?

 
At Sun Oct 15, 02:47:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi this is monika,
i saw ur recipies they r wonderful. u really r a discoverer of great things in recipies is wat i think.
thanks.
BYE.

 
At Tue Oct 31, 08:54:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pic and the step by step explanation are great. I tried these parathas last night and my dough was rubbery. I did the cottage cheese and flour alone. Any idea what might have gone wrong?
Thanks for sharing.

 
At Thu Nov 02, 07:40:00 AM 2006, Blogger Saffron said...

Anon1
Perhaps you have the wrong blog? :)

Anon2
Thanks!

Anon3
What do you mean by rubbery? Perhaps you used too much cottage cheese? You could try adding more flour to see if it helps.

 
At Thu Nov 02, 12:31:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Vardhini said...

Thanks for the response, I shall try adding more flour.

 
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At Tue Nov 14, 08:34:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Danielle said...

I finally tried making these, and they are wonderful! Just as good as they look, and that is saying a lot.

 
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At Tue Nov 28, 04:34:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow...i just tried it..it came out very well..thanks for the wonderful work...

 
At Fri Dec 15, 09:30:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't thank you enough for this wonderful dish. My 2 year old is a picky eater and takes atleast an hour to eat. She loved this like crazy finished one paratha in 10 mins and asked for more. The color attracted her more than anything. Keep on inventing new dishes and post it.THANK YOU.

Oneeka n her Mommy.

 
At Thu Feb 01, 04:47:00 PM 2007, Blogger SIPRA said...

hi saffron
just visited your site a few days back.
tried out these parathas.
they are yum.
well i also needed ur help.
can u tell me how to freeze normal chappatis for longer use.
i will be going down to india
wanna make these for my husband
lokking forward towards ur reply

 
At Thu Feb 01, 04:54:00 PM 2007, Blogger SIPRA said...

hi again
actually also needed to know how to freeze cooked vegetables for longer use
thanks

 
At Thu Feb 22, 05:00:00 PM 2007, Blogger A Yunus said...

Saffron,

No way to beat this recipe...My DH is always behind me to reduce fat....but if i keep on surfing your blog, there is no way out to start my diet...tempting delicacy...oh My! Wish I were your neighbour!!

 
At Fri Mar 02, 05:41:00 AM 2007, Blogger A Yunus said...

SH,

I tried this one lat night and it was great!! but I doubled the amount of flour and spinach, hence there was very little taste of cheese...a it remained the same..yet, great...Thanks for sharing!!

 
At Mon Mar 05, 03:32:00 PM 2007, Blogger Life goes on..... said...

hello saffron...

the pictures u have shown is awesome....i feel like tasting the dish rite away....im trying it today...thanks for the recipe

subhashini

 
At Mon Mar 05, 03:32:00 PM 2007, Blogger Life goes on..... said...

hey saffron...

wonderful recipe and amazing pictures!!!...will try it out today

 
At Thu Mar 22, 07:17:00 PM 2007, Blogger Helene said...

Hi there! Finally I get around to making the recipe, a year later. I made chappatis with the dough, bu plan on trying the parathas soon.

 
At Mon Mar 26, 12:25:00 PM 2007, Blogger @ said...

Hi, thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe with excellent pictures...I made these for MBP and am linking to you...hope thats ok!

 
At Fri May 18, 07:40:00 PM 2007, Blogger zobars said...

Hi SH,
First of all thank you sharing such awesome recipes and photos with us. You have not posted since long and I have to say I miss you in the blogosphere although I am very new to blogging I still think that you deserve hats off. I am so happy to have you be a part of this world. Thanks.

 
At Wed Jun 27, 11:22:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi SH,
You have a real flair for writing. A great sense of humor, good composition and lots of love for your family. I haven't tried any of your recipes, but have read all your posts. I really love your writing style. Deepika

 
At Mon Aug 06, 06:48:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Love Italian Cheese said...

That must taste wonderful! Spinach goes great with cheese, especially if it's Italian cheese

 
At Tue Nov 06, 10:04:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pictures in your blog inspire me to cook, thanks! I made a variation of your recipe based on the ingredients in my freezer. I used frozen methi instead of spinach, and substituted Ricotta cheese for cottage cheese. For 3/4 cup ricotta, I ended up using nearly 3 cups of atta though to get the right consistency. Results are yummy!

-SS

 
At Mon Nov 19, 01:18:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, my husband loves parathas and I made them for the first time yesterday , after reading your recipe for spinach - aalu - cottage cheese! They turned out brilliant, especially for a novice like me.

Harini

 
At Thu Dec 06, 10:12:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Aastha said...

How many Parathas does this recipe yield?

 
At Wed Jan 09, 04:07:00 PM 2008, Anonymous Figa said...

I tried a version of this today.
I live in Jamaica so we don't really get that much spinach or rather spinach is expensive, what we do have is another green Callaloo, similar to spinach but the leaves are harder so you can't eat it raw. Anyway, I sauteed some shredded callaloo with garlic waited for it to cool, and because I didn't have any cottage cheese I used yoghurt. It was yuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyy!!!! Delicious, I hope to make it, as per your instructions the next time, thanks for the inspiration.

 
At Fri Jan 25, 02:41:00 AM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great recipe! I have been doing various versions of this ever since my son was 11 months old. Each day, I add diff combinations for making paratha. One day it is brocolli and pumpkin (tastes yummy), another day cooked dal (any-moong, green gram), or cooked chickpeas with diff vegetables, coz i want to make sure every bite that my son eats is packed with enough nutrients. I am new to this site, pics are great and makes you want to head to the kitchen to cook. What I have realized is, that with a little imagination, you can convert a simple meal into a high protein meal with no much added effort. Thanks!

 
At Sat May 17, 12:41:00 AM 2008, Blogger Zuleika said...

SH - Thats a fantastic recipe - I tried it but it was a disaster. I used paneer (I guess that doesn't have the consistency of cottage cheese, and was too dry). I didn't have a food processor, and used a hand blender - bad idea. Nothing combined. Do you have any ideas what I can do?

 
At Thu Jun 26, 11:05:00 AM 2008, Blogger Chetana said...

Awesome! The parathas look real yummy! Bumped into your blog while i was looking for cheese paratha recipe...really innovative!!!!Quodos...keep going.

 
At Wed Sep 03, 01:11:00 AM 2008, Blogger AnJ said...

Made these today for Ganesh Chaturthi. They were great! Thank you for such an innovative recipe. I'm in India, so no processor, put palaak, home made paneer, and 3 tbsp of whey (from the split paneer) into mixie with 1/2 green chilli, 1/2 tsp jeera and salt. Mixed in aata later. Yum. Yum. Yum.

 
At Sat Nov 15, 03:41:00 AM 2008, Blogger Shifa Firoz said...

i hv been looking for this recipe minus aloo for a long time.. and now i hv found the perfect recipe!! thanks a lot for sharing..

also this is th efirst time im here,... ur blog is sure yummilicious!!!!!

 
At Tue Mar 24, 02:50:00 AM 2009, Anonymous Rumela said...

I love this paratha recipe. Parathas are my favorite and I love to try different parathas. This paratha recipe is refreshingly new. I am going to try this.thank you for shearing your post.

 
At Tue Sep 29, 04:22:00 AM 2009, Anonymous Cheese products said...

Love your recipe .I have tried it and it taste yummy.

 
At Fri Oct 02, 07:35:00 AM 2009, Anonymous Anjali said...

Hie,

Perfect recipe for picky eaters!!
My son is also picky but he loves Parathas.So, I try stuffing almost everything into the dough.

I guess if you use grated Cheese and mix them with the potatoes then roll the dough, would be pretty much easier for those who don't have food processor. Anyways, the cheese melts while cooking.

I do that way.

Thanks

 
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A good story

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Enjoy

 
At Tue Jan 25, 07:41:00 AM 2011, Blogger Pulse!!!!! said...

Very nicely written .. with a humourous touch:)

Recipe seems interesting.. Hope to try it soon :)

 
At Tue Jan 25, 07:41:00 AM 2011, Blogger Pulse!!!!! said...

Very nicely written .. with a humourous touch:)

Recipe seems interesting.. Hope to try it soon :)

 
At Thu Feb 03, 10:53:00 AM 2011, Blogger Vidya said...

Did try this one at home. Came out great. I did not do the filling part with aloo. Just did the Spinach cottage cheese part. Great idea. Thanks. :)

 
At Thu Oct 25, 08:03:00 AM 2012, Blogger Hema said...

I typically do not leave comments or feedback just because I am too lazy but this past weekend I tried this recipe without the food processor - I used my blender to blend the Spinach and cottage cheese. The parathas were soo good and so well appreciated for their taste, softness and nutrition that I had to come back to let you know and to thank you for sharing such innovative recipes :). Yours surely is one food blog that I will always visit!

 

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