Make your dinner nutritious and unique with this recipe of Jowar Roti with Palak and Paneer Gravy. Pairing wholesome jowar roti which is a gluten-free option rich in dietary fiber and essential minerals with a flavorful spinach and paneer gravy, this dish offers a satisfying and nourishing meal.
1 cup jowar (sorghum) flour
Water for kneading
2 cups spinach leaves, washed and chopped
200g paneer (Indian cottage cheese), cubed
1 small onion and 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 green chili, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon cooking oil or ghee
Salt to taste
- In a mixing bowl, combine jowar flour and salt.
- Gradually add water and knead to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into small balls.
- Roll each ball into a flat disc (roti) using your hands or a rolling pin.
- Heat a non-stick pan or tawa over medium heat. Place the rolled roti on the pan and cook until both sides have brown spots. Apply slight pressure with a spatula to puff the roti.
- In a pan, heat oil or ghee over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
- Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
- Stir in chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften.
- Add chopped spinach leaves and cubed paneer to the pan. Cook for a few minutes until spinach wilts and paneer is heated through.
- Mix in turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, and chopped green chili. Cook for another minute.
- Reduce the heat and stir in low-fat yogurt. Simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Serve the Jowar Roti with Palak and Paneer Gravy as a wholesome and flavorful Indian dinner.
Jowar Roti with Palak and Paneer Gravy provides vitamin A from spinach for vision health and vitamin C for immune support, while paneer contributes calcium for bone strength and protein for tissue repair.
Calories (including 2 rotis and gravy): ~400-450 kcal
Dietary Fiber: ~8-10g