Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with flavorful palak paneer filling. Lifafa literally means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.

In this lifafa paratha, we can stuff any normal filling because it is just a fold which describes this paratha. I made Palak Paneer or spinach with cottage cheese filling which is stuffed inside the whole wheat flour roti and then sealed it like an envelope. Palak paneer lifafa paratha is very nutritious and wholesome.

Palak paneer combination tastes superb when stuffed. This paratha tastes better than plain paneer paratha. Had seen this combination in a page a few years back during my non-blogging days. Since then I keep making this palak paneer paratha in an envelope shape.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.

Palak paneer lifafa paratha is very simple to make. To make filling you need grated paneer, chopped spinach, freshly grated garlic-ginger, cumin seed powder, chopped green chili, and kitchen king masala. Roll out a roti or flatbread, place 3-4 tbsp filling and fold like an envelope. Dust with dry flour and gently roll out. Cook from both sides and lifafa paratha or palak paneer lifafa paratha is ready to munch. With curd, this paratha tastes great.

Chutney” or “raita” will go well with this palak paneer lifafa paratha. You can check more paratha recipe under “Indian Flatbread“.

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So let see how to make this nutritious palak paneer lifafa paratha. You can easily scale up or down this recipe as per requirement.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.

Lifafa Paratha | Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha

Ingredient                                                          10-12 Paratha

For Dough
2.5 Cup wheat flour
1/2 Tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
1/2 tsp salt
Warm water

For Stuffing
200 Gram paneer/cottage cheese
2 Cup chopped spinach
1 Green chili finely chopped
1 Tsp grated ginger
1/2 Tsp garam masala
1 Tsp grated garlic
1 Tsp cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
Oil for cooking

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients for the dough and knead it well with warm water. Keep this aside until filling is ready. This will also make the dough very soft.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
  2. Wash and clean spinach(palak). Rinse nicely to get rid of all the water and then chop it finely.
  3. Grate paneer(cottage cheese). Mix all spices listed under “stuffing” and prepare the filling.
  4. You really have to mix with hands so that palak(spinach) gets to mix with rest of the ingredients. Adjust salt as per taste. Don’t keep it for long otherwise, palak will start leaving water due to added salt.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
  5. Now stuffing is ready to be filled inside. 10-12 parathas(flatbread) can be made with this dough quantity. Depends upon the size you wanna make.
  6. Heat the griddle on medium flame.
  7. Divide dough and filling into equal parts. Roll out a circle of about 6-7″ in diameter.
  8. Place 3-4 tbsp filling inside the roti and seal it like an envelope.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
  9. Dust this filled envelope shaped paratha with dry flour and roll out gently to flatten it.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
  10. Place this rolled out paratha on the griddle and cook from both sides until brown in color. Repeat the same with other dough balls.Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
  11. Palak paneer lifafa paratha or stuffed cottage cheese with spinach flatbread is ready to serve hot with curd, pickle or any chutney/dip.

Note

  1. Adjust chilies as per your taste.
  2. Rinse palak(spinach) carefully. Any amount of water with make stuffing wet and it cannot be rolled out afterward.
  3. Garlic gives it a unique flavor so add it for sure.

Lifafa Paratha is my entry for the letter L in A to Z Indian flatbreads

A- Ajwain Paratha
B- Besan Paratha
C- Cheela (Kuttu Ka Cheela)
D- Dosa (Vrat Ka Dosa)
E- Elaichi Roti (cheeni roti)
F- Farali Paratha Kuttu Ka Bherwa Paratha
G- Gajar Ka Paratha (carrot paratha)
H- Hara Pyaz Ka Paratha (spring onion paratha)
I- Indori Sev Paratha(Bhujiya Paratha)
J- Jain Khakhra
K- Kerala Parotta or Malabar Parotta

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Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with palak-paneer filling. Lifafa means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.
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Lifafa Paratha Recipe | Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha | How To Make Lifafa Paratha

Lifafa paratha or Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha is a paratha which is of envelope shape and stuffed with flavorful palak paneer filling. Lifafa literally means envelop or pocket. Filling seasoned with spices, stuffed in the roti(flatbread), sealed like an envelope before cooking on stove top. Basically, a roti folded into a lifafa or pocket shape with filling inside.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian flatbread, lifafa paratha, palak paneer lifafa paratha, palak paneer paratha, stuffed flatbread, stuffed palak paneer paratha
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Dough Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author code2cook

Ingredients

For Dough

  • 2.5 Cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 Tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Warm water

For Stuffing

  • 200 Gram paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 Cup chopped spinach
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tsp grated garlic
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the dough and knead it well with warm water. Keep this aside until filling is ready. This will also make the dough very soft.

  2. Wash and clean spinach(palak). Rinse nicely to get rid of all the water and then chop it finely.

  3. Grate paneer(cottage cheese). Mix all spices listed under “stuffing” and prepare the filling.

  4. You really have to mix with hands so that palak(spinach) gets to mix with rest of the ingredients. Adjust salt as per taste. Don’t keep it for long otherwise, palak will start leaving water due to added salt.

  5. Now stuffing is ready to be filled inside. 10-12 parathas(flatbread) can be made with this dough quantity. Depends upon the size you wanna make.

  6. Heat the griddle on medium flame.

    Divide dough and filling into equal parts. Roll out a circle of about 6-7″ in diameter.

  7. Place 3-4 tbsp filling inside the roti and seal it like an envelope.

  8. Dust this filled envelope shaped paratha with dry flour and roll out gently to flatten it.

  9. Place this rolled out paratha on the griddle and cook from both sides until brown in color. Repeat the same with other dough balls.

  10. Palak paneer lifafa paratha or stuffed cottage cheese with spinach flatbread is ready to serve hot with curd, pickle or any chutney/dip.

Recipe Notes

  1. Adjust chilies as per your taste.
  2. Rinse palak(spinach) carefully. Any amount of water with make stuffing wet and it cannot be rolled out afterward.
  3. Garlic gives it a unique flavor so add it for sure.

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20 thoughts on “Lifafa Paratha Recipe | Palak Paneer Lifafa Paratha | How To Make Lifafa Paratha”

  1. The letter shaped paratha looks so good. Spinach and paneer are awesome together. With such a delicious filling, these parathas would make a filling meal..

  2. Wonderful and healthy stuffing for Lifafa paratha, and am sure this paratha will definitely my kids. Lifafa paratha looks prefect to grab and gp to have anytime of the day. Delicious parathas there.

  3. Oh wow ! The combination of Paalak Paneer is a classic combo and making a stuffing with it for a Lifafa Paratha sounds fantastic . I have made the Pocket paratha with a different stuffing but these parathas surely look and attract everyone !

  4. I made something similar called Gozleme with spinach and feta. The folding is also very similar to the lifafa paratha. It is so interesting to see different countries have similarity in food. Looks great!

  5. I heard that this was an absolutely delicious dish, and I am curious. Isnt it wonderful that there are so many ways in the world to make food. Is your recipe hot? meaning you put red pepper or hot palak? This Indian dish combines fresh spinach and ricotta in a creamy palak paneer. Use paneer if you can find it! It is absolutely wonderful with basmati rice or naan.

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