Sunday, June 29, 2008

Spinach masala chapati

When I saw this post on Taste Goblet, I knew I had to try it. Usually the posts here about fabulous cakes, way beyond my basic baking abilities. Thank goodness I dont need to have any special talent to drool at the gorgeous photos and read the write-ups and marvel at Chitra's patience and baking genius, and did I mention her beautiful photos? This recipe, though, was definitely one I could do, so I did. Thanks, Chitra!

Recipe for:
Spinach masala chapaties




Ingredients:

2 cups spinach, chopped
½ cup coriander
1” piece ginger, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves
2 small red onions, chopped
3-4 green chillies, sliced (or to taste)
1 cup warm milk
2-3 cups atta
Salt as required
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee

Method:

1. Blitz the spinach, coriander, ginger, garlic, onions, chillies in a food processor



without adding water, until finely chopped but not mushy.



2. Put the atta in a large bowl and rub the ghee into it. Then add the chopped spinach mixture and add turmeric powder.

3. Add salt to taste, then make a soft but not overly sticky dough using as much milk as required. Knead the dough really well on a lighly floured surface, as for bread, for 5-7 minutes.



4. Leave the dough covered in the bowl for an hour.

5. After an hour, make chappaties as normal.



You can either make these as phulkas, smearing a little ghee after they’re cooked.



6. Or use ghee/oil/Pam (whichever you feel like) to cook the chappaties on the tawa itself.



7. Serve warm with any curry.

10 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

wow.... looks yummy and delicious ...fantastic entry.... great click...

Sunshinemom said...

Very nice pics - yummy looking too:)

KALVA said...

Wow healthy green rotis.. Spinach rotis look delish@!

Srivalli said...

Shyam..that looks very yummy!..I missed this for my mela!..:(

Rachel said...

Beautifully presented...

shyam said...

Srikar, Sunshinemom, Kalva, Rachel: Thank you, thankyou! :)

Srivalli: I know! :( Sorry...

skribles said...

yummy rotis!

Anu said...

Thanks, Shyam!

The funny thing about the Bento is how addictive it gets…! I’d be wiped out on say, a Tue. evening, but would still want to drain the last bits of my energy preparing a Bento! It’s engaging enough; at least until every Wed. after which I simply want to go for a burrito at lunchtime!

Btw, have totally fallen for these Spinach-masala chapatis; am going to try them out right this week! :)

Kalai said...

Yummy, Shyam! Love these chappathis! :)

Anu said...

Thanks, Shyam!

Just wanted to do something about some unyielding widget issues… :)

[By the way, do you speak/read/write Japanese?]
Yes/Yes/Yes, thanks to the B.A in Japanese (as well the job and the expat experience) :)