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Whole Wheat Spinach Paneer Lifafa Paratha

By: Archana Kitchen
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Rotis
Servings: 6
Time to Prepare: 45 Mins


2 cups Vivatta whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon ghee
Salt to taste
ghee for cooking the parathas
2 teaspoons corn flour

For stuffing
250 grams paneer, grated
1-1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped (tightly packed)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon chat masala
1 onion, finely chopped
3 green chilies, finely chopped
salt to taste
1 teaspoon oil


To begin making the Whole Wheat Spinach Paneer Lifafa Paratha Recipe, in a mixing bowl add the whole wheat flour, salt, 1 tablespoon melted ghee and mix. Next add water little by little and start kneading the dough. If you are looking for softer texture add only milk to knead the dough and no water. Knead till you get soft, smooth dough. Cover and let the paratha dough rest for 30 minutes.

While the lifafa paratha dough is resting we can make the stuffing.

Heat oil in a pan. To hot oil add cumin seeds and wait till they turn slight brown. Add onions and green chilies and sauté till onions turn soft.

Add finely chopped spinach and cook until spinach looses all it’s moisture. Add salt to taste. Once spinach is completely dry, turn off heat and keep it aside to cool down.

Add roasted cumin powder, chaat masala to grated paneer. Add cooked spinach mix and mix them all together. This paratha stuffing mixture should be dry. If you find any liquid in it, squeeze it out. Divide them into equal sized balls.

In a small bowl, combine the corn flour along with water to make a thick paste. This will be used for sealing the edges.

Knead the paratha dough once more and divide them into equal sized balls (lemon sized). Roll it thin about 10 inch. Place it on hot griddle/tawa and cook for 10 seconds on each sides, without oil. Dont over cook it. Take it out of tawa. Repeat this for rest of the dough.

Now place half cooked rotis on a flat surface. Place a small portion of spinach paneer stuffing in the center. Spread the stuffing all over leaving out the edges.

Apply corn flour paste on the edges of the roti. Fold the 2 opposite corners of the roti over the stuffing. Now fold the remaining 2 edges sealing the filling well. This will look like a folded envelope.

Place the stuffed lifafa spinach paneer paratha over hot tawa, drizzle oil or ghee and cook on both sides until they turn brown on both sides.

Serve the Whole Wheat Spinach Paneer Lifafa Paratha immediately with some yogurt and pickle for breakfast or even a weeknight dinner.


The Whole Wheat Spinach Paneer Lifafa Paratha Recipe is a paratha that has an envelope shape. Lifafa means envelope. This lifafa paratha is made by folding the roti dough in the shape of envelope with stuffing inside it. The most popular stuffing is paneer. Along with paneer add spinach to make it much healthier.

Paneer and spinach encased inside whole wheat flour rotis makes this dish a wholesome and nutritious. To make soft and scrumptious paratha, I used milk and little ghee to knead the dough. Making these spinach paneer lifafa paratha from Vivatta whole wheat flour is an added bonus. Vivatta is a pure & premium whole-wheat flour. Also known as "chakki-atta" It is very delectable and mouth- watering dish. Best served with pickle and curd, this dish can be served for breakfast or add a bowl of salad to the side and serve it as main dish for your lunch. Stuffing parathas with a variety of healthy and delicious fillings is an excellent way to get added nutrients into the diet.

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