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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Dough Resting 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

For Dough

  • 2.5 Cup wheat flour
  • ½ Tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Warm water

For Stuffing

  • 200 Gram paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 Cup chopped spinach
  • 1 Green chili finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp grated ginger
  • ½ Tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tsp grated garlic
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Wash and clean spinach(palak). Rinse nicely to get rid of all the water and then chop it finely.
  • Grate paneer(cottage cheese). Mix all spices listed under “stuffing” and prepare the filling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat the griddle on medium flame.
    Divide dough and filling into equal parts. Roll out a circle of about 6-7″ in diameter.
  • Place 3-4 tbsp filling inside the roti and seal it like an envelope.
  • Dust this filled envelope shaped paratha with dry flour and roll out gently to flatten it.
  • Place this rolled out paratha on the griddle and cook from both sides until brown in color. Repeat the same with other dough balls.
  • Palak paneer lifafa paratha or stuffed cottage cheese with spinach flatbread is ready to serve hot with curd, pickle or any chutney/dip.

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg