Palak Handi with Mini Naan

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Prepare Mini Naan:

  • Lukewarm water ½ Cup
  • Bareek cheeni (Caster Sugar) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Khameer (Instant yeast) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 3 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Baking soda ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Doodh (Milk) lukewarm ½ Cup
  • Doodh (Milk)
  • Til (Sesame seeds)
  • Salt water (salt 1 tbs + water ¼ Cup)
  • Prepare Palak Handi:
  • Boiling water as required
  • Spinach (Palak) chopped 1 kg
  • Ice chilled water as required
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 medium
  • Lehsan (Garlic) crushed 1 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) slit 6-7
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) crushed 1 & ½ tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch (Red chlli) crushed 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) pureed 1 Cup
  • Makai ka atta (Maize flour) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Cream 2 tbs (optional)
  • Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tsp

Prepare Tadka:

  • Cooking oil 3-4 tbs
  • Lehsan (Garlic) sliced 3-4 cloves
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Sabut lal mirch (Button red chllies) 4-5


Prepare Mini Naan:

In a jug,add lukewarm water,sugar,instant yeast & mix well,cover & let it rest for 10 minutes.

In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,salt,baking soda & mix well.

Add cooking oil & mix well.

Add yeast mixture & mix well until it crumbles.

Gradually add milk & knead until dough is formed,cover & let it proof for 1 hour (warm place).

Sprinkle dry flour & knead dough again until smooth.

Take a small dough (60g),make a smooth ball & roll out with the help of rolling pin (4.5 inch).

Make gashes with the help of finger tips,apply milk with the help of brush & sprinkle sesame seeds then flip & apply salt water with the help of brush on the back side of the naan.

On heated iron griddle (inverted/straight),place naan (wet side down) & cook on low flame until it starts to bubble and bottom has browned then flip griddle and cook top side on direct flame until it’s charred (makes 12-13).

Prepare Palak Handi:

In boiling water,add spinach & blanch for 4-5 minutes then strain,add in ice chilled water & let it rest for 3-4 minutes then strain.

In a chopper,add strained & blanched spinach,chop coarsely & set aside.

In a clay pot,add cooking oil,onion & sauté until translucent.

Add garlic,green chillies,mix well & cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add coriander seeds,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,red chilli crushed,salt & mix well.

Add pureed tomatoes & mix well,cover & cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add chopped spinach & mix well,cover & cook on low flame for 5-6 minutes.

Add maize flour & mix well.

Turn off the flame,add cream & mix well.

Turn on the flame & cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add dried fenugreek leaves,cover & simmer on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

Prepare Tadka:

In a frying pan,add cooking oil & heat it.

Add garlic,cumin seeds,button red chillies,mix well & fry until golden.

Add pour prepared tadka on palak handi.

Serve mini naan with palak handi.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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