Monday, May 19, 2014

Palak/Spinach Phulka – How to make Palak Chapati

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             Here is healthy chapati / flat bread, made with spinach. Chapati is main in our Maharashtra cuisine and our daily meal is incomplete without chapati. It is always hard to convince kids to eat greeny and leafy vegetables. So I always try to add new ingredients while making chapati dough. Also Spinach is known for rich source of iron, so I try to add it in many dishes. Spinach or palak chapati  is not just colorful, but flavorful and healthy too. Kids might also love the color and its surely change for them from the regular chapati. This recipe is definitely worth to try !

 

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Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Makes: 4-5

 

Ingredient

Wheat Flour

1 cup

Spinach/Palak

1 cup

Ghee

1 tsp

Ginger

1 inch small

Garlic

1

Green chili

1-2

Salt

As needed

Water

As needed

 

How to make?

  • Remove the stems and wash the spinach. In a deep pan boil water. Add spinach and little salt and let it boil for 3/4 min. Drain the water completely and dip spinach into cold water.

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  • Drain water from spinach and grind along with ginger, garlic and green chili. Make a smooth lump free paste.

  • In Mixing bowl add flour, ghee and spinach paste with required salt. Carefully add water and make smooth dough. (I did not add much water as the spinach paste was enough to make dough)

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  • cover and keep aside for 15 min. It makes more soft chapatis.

  • Make equal size balls and roll out chapati, if required dust it with flour. (do not roll out very thin or not to thick )

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  • Heat tawa or pan on medium flame, put chapati, wait till small bubbles appears and turn within few seconds, do not let brown. slightly put it on the flame directly using tong. The side which we didn't browned should be under the flame. let it puff and gently keep into hotpot.

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  • OR - cook chapati both sides till the golden spots appears.If required brush it with Oil/ghee.

  • Serve hot with curd or pickle.

 

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Notes :

  • If its hard to puff pulka, you can cook both sides as we normally do with paratha’s.

  • Spinach adding in cold water is to maintain it’s green color.

  • Dough should be smooth and pliable. Water quantity should be correct.

  • While rolling chapatis, do not dust with more flour, as the chapati’s gets dry and it tastes raw.

  • Roll out chapati in a perfect circle shape to fit into the flame and puff easily.

  • Always heat tawa on constant heat, if tawa gets on low flame, chapatis won’t puff.

    34 comments:

    1. Perfect chapati's....looks soft and tasty..yummy..

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    2. This is one of the best ways to include greens in kid's meals....else it is difficult to feed them palak...phulkas look super soft and have puffed up so nicely :-)

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    3. Lovely green chappathi...my lil one's favorite....

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    4. Lovely chapathi's! Love the step wise pictures!

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    5. Healthy and delicious phulkas..

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    6. One of my fav phulka, wat a fantastic way to add greens in our diet..

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    7. i have made spinach paratha but fulka is a great twist

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    8. Wow, you have created an mini 'punjabi dhaba' at home. :) Wonderful, puffed parathas :)

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    9. nice rotis, that pickle looks tempting too.

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    10. Very healthy and delicious phulkas, superb..

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    11. Spinach phulkas look too yumm.. Really nice way of adding greens to diet.

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    12. very healthy phulkas,yumm !!

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    13. Really great ya looks perfect and yum

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    14. soo tempting and soo nice to convert into a healthy twist of adding spinach :)

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    15. Healthy & tasty phulkas..............lovely presentation.
      Shobha
      www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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    16. Very healthy Phulkas... Will try soon.. :)

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    17. Very attractive to the eyes!! Looks yummy!!

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    18. palak chapathi looks delicious.

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    19. the roti looks so perfectly cooked...

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    20. Very tempting n live the nice colored chappathi...

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