Recipe for Palak Chapati
- Wheat flour – 1 cup + 1/4 cup for dusting
- Palak spinach leaves- 10 to 15
- Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
- Cooking oil- 1 tsp
Sieve the wheat flour in a wide bowl and keep it aside.
Rinse and wash the palak leaves with enough water and chop them roughly. Heat a cooking pan with oil and cumin seeds. As the cumin seeds sizzle, add chopped palak and saute.
Palak leaves wilt and the raw smell subsides in few minutes, switch off the flame and let it cool down to room temperature. Next add this sauteed palak in to a mixer grinder and puree it with very little water.
Next add pureed palak, salt and garam masala to wheat flour in the bowl and give a quick mix. Next adding water little by little knead the flour to pliable dough and keep it covered for about 2o minutes. Divide the dough equally in to 6 portions and shape it in round ball form.
Take a dough ball and flatten it using your palm, next dusting enough flour roll it in to thin circular disc over the surface using rolling pin. Then heat a griddle and transfer the rolled chapati on it. As you see small bubbles puffing over the chapati, flip it to other side and cook till brown spots appear on it. Smear some ghee and remove from the griddle.
Repeat the process with rest of the dough. Healthy and filling palak chapati is ready to serve with dhaal, raita or any such side dish.
Palak (spinach) leaves themselves have some moisture in it. So while kneading the dough, add water carefully little by little.
The dough should not have cracks on it instead should be soft and pliable.
I have rolled the chapati to very thin disc but you can roll as per your preferences.
To make it spicy, you can even add few green chillies while grinding palak.
I liked the addition of garam masala which gave unique flavor and taste to chapati.