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


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


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.


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) :)