Thursday, March 25, 2010

Palak chapati/ Indian whole wheat Bread with Spinach


You may wonder about this title - what is this "Palak chapati"?. Yes, today i am going to share with you a new dish called "Palak (spinach) chapati"...I think many of you may have tried and tasted this  dish. You know chapati itself is very nutritious. It is a very effective diet for weight control and cholesterol control. If you add the very healthy leafy vegetable - Spinach to it then there is no need to describe more about its nutritional effect.  Having the plain chapati  everyday is really boring, even if we try different combination of curries with it..But if u add some changes to the plain chapati..you can feel that it is something different..adding the changes means adding any additional ingredient. This palak chapati is a good choice for that kind of change.

I got this idea from one of my friend..when she invited us for dinner she served this green chapati(i didn't know it was the palak chapati). I was so excited because i really loved the color and was quiet confused about how she made this green color. Many questions were going through my mind, whether she added some food color or added any special ingredient for this etc ..while tasting that i felt she added some vegetables but the color was still in confusion. At last I asked about this secret ingredient and she told me that it was Palak. I collected the recipe from her. I tried the dish in few days. I was so happy because for the first time, i prepared the green colored chapati.I usually prefer to serve it for guest because it is not a common dish. After started blogging I saw the recipe in so many fellow blogger s funny right:))

If you have any left over dough after the preparation, wrap them into foil paper (or place it in a tight container) and keep it in the refrigerator for about a week..this would make your work easier..I like to mention one more thing,there is a chapati grill(I bought it from a nearby Indian grocery shop) While preparing it,Just place the chapati grill  in the stove top and place the half cooked chapathi and heat that, you can see how well it is puffing up. It will make the chapathi so softer and tastier. I think it will be available in almost all Indian grocery.if u get a chance buy that, it really helps to puff the chapathi.

Hope u guys are also going to try this one, Once u try it, i can guarantee that  u will add it in your menu..one of the best meal u can prefer for kids because it is a very rich in vitamins. We had it with stew. It is a best combo with any non veg dish too. Ok let me talk about the preparation..

Ingredients

Wheat flour: 2 cup
Maida Flour:1/2 cup(optional)
Salt : to taste
Water: to make the dough
Oil: 1 tbsp
Spinach:1/2 cup

Preparation
Step1: Cook the spinach until completely done.
Step2: Make a nice paste of the cooked spinach.
Step3: In a large sized bowl mix the wheat flour, maida flour salt spinach paste and oil together.
Step4: Add water and mix it and make a dough with right consistency for the chapatti
Step5: Cover the prepared dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour
Step6: Make medium lemon size balls from the prepared dough
Step7: In a flat surface or flat wooden chapati maker roll them into circular shape.Add the flour while rolling it for not sticking to the surface
Step8: Heat the pan ...Place the rolled dough and just heat up both side (30 sec - 1 min)
Step9: Meantime place the chapati grill(mentioned above) on the stove top and  heat that and place the half-cooked chapati on it and cook. It will make the chapati so softer and tastier.

The palak chapati is ready to serve.Have it with any of your favorite dish

 Points to ponder
  •  Do not add any water while cooking the palak..While grinding just add 1-2 tsp of water for getting a nice paste.
  •  Do not add more water while preparing the dough as because the palak paste have its own moisture ...
  • Here i used the frozen palak..If u r buying the bunch just take some and chop them into small pieces and then cook.
  • The maida flour  is an optional one.
Hope this would be a good entry for the 'Healing Foods Event' hosted by Dilse and the event started by Suri

24 Said:

Uma said...

nutritious and green!

PranisKitchen said...

thanks uma

Suhaina said...

Looks tastey too. I like spinach very much. I cook them atleast 3 times a week.
Now I can try in this way too.
Spinach is good for eyesight. My mom used to tell me during mychilhood days. Anyway my son and husband likes spinach in any form. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Looks very colourful.
I had given my Pizza for the Global Kadai event.
Thank you Prani. Happy weekend.

Yummy Team said...

It looks healthy and delicous!! You could also try it with beetroot and carrot. We also have posted the recipe for spinach, beetroot and carrot. Our recipe is a bit different though. heres the link to the post. http://yummyoyummy.blogspot.com/2010/02/palakspinachbeet-rootcarrot-chappathi.html

You could have a look :)

Nisha said...

Thank You for dropping by. You have a nice space.
Green chapati is really good .

Tina said...

Luv spinach in any form...Chapati looks colourful and delicious...

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!!,...love the color..

Vrinda said...

Wat a healthy n colorful chapathi....nice one

Subhie Arun said...

healthy n yummy dish...nice color.///u hv wonderful space hr..will keep following...

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so colorful and healthy...

shahana said...

This is my kid's favorite.really healthy n tasty.I used to add a little curd and some spices.

PranisKitchen said...

suhaina thanks for the comments yarr.ya it really healthy one.for kids its a wonderful option..i have seen the pizza post..
Happy weekend enjoy

PranisKitchen said...

hi yummy team
i have seen that chapatis superb yarr..thanks for the comments

PranisKitchen said...

Tina Sarah Vrinda Subhie Panchpakwan
thanks for ur comments dear

PranisKitchen said...

shahana
thanks for the comments yarr..next time i will try that way...ya its one of the healthy one we can give for kids

Jagruti said...

Lovely green palak chapatti..healthy too..

Gulmohar said...

Love the green hue from paalak..Used to make this for my daughter :-)

SathyaSridhar said...

Prani,,thanks for visiting my blog dear,,you got a nice space with good recipes..m following ur blog n sure m gonna be ur regular visitor.Paalak chapathi looks delicious n very healthy option of eating dear,,thanks for sharing the recipe,,take care n keep on smiling..

Sushma Mallya said...

Quiet a healthy one,looks very delicious esp the colour of it is really nice...

Chitra said...

Wow, nice color.first time in this cute blog... will be around :)

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NIDHYA said...

Wow this is absolutely healthy and rich. I got attracted by the lovely color. Can't wait to try it.
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chowringheelaxminagar said...

Looks yummilious, all I need is some soft pooris to go with this.
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