Monday, February 16, 2009

Palak(Spinach) Chapathi & Subzi

Making chapathis with palak is the best and easy way to include it in our diet.Many of you like me often get bored of consuming greens in the form of stir fries,dal,etc.This one will surely please you..Th spinach not only adds nice color to the chapathi but also gives softness to the roti.Even if you consume is after few hours,they remain soft.In my home,everybody appreciated this one ..So green chapathi is gonna be a frequenter here.
For the side dish,I first planned to make 'Aloo baingan' but later realised there were two turnips sitting on the fridge and asking me to pick them up too.So finally i settled down  making a simple stir fry with the three vegetables.

Palak(Spinach) Chapathi :

You will need:

3 Cups of wheat flour
2 bunches of Palak
3 green chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of chilli powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp of  garam masala
1/4 tsp of Coriander powder
1 tsp of ghee

Remove the stems off from the spinach.Wash the leaves in water and chop them .

In a wide pan,heat a tsp of oil.Add cumin seeds and let is splutter.Add the green chillies and the chopped leaves.Cover for 3-4 mins until the leaves are cooked.

Cool and puree the leaves in a blender.

In a mixing bowl,mix the flour,salt,coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric powder and garam masala.Add ghee and mix in the flour..

Add the pureed spinach to the flour and mix...

Knead and make a soft,pilable dough...

Take a lemon sized ball from the dough and dust it in flour.Roll the ball to make a 5-6 inch disc.

Heat a tawa,and place the rolled out dough.When you see small bubbles on top,flip it on other side.The chapathi willl start to puff.If doesn't puff nothing to worry.Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil either side.Keep the chapathis in a cloth/Napkin lined dish .

Subzi :

Chop the eggplant,potato and turnip into bite sized pieces..
In a big pan,heat a tbsp of oil..Add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and mustard..let it splutter.

Add the chopped vegetables.Add required salt,chilli powder,coriander powder ,turmeric powder and garam masala.Mix well and cook covered until its soft.



  1. Palak roti is so full of spices, you can eat it all by itself, so yummy and colorful. Looks great Madhu, subji is delicious! :)

  2. in love wit the roti..wat a color ..n awesome curry too..:)

  3. Palak chapathi looks so perfect and delicious. This Subzi is new to me . I m learning it from u dear.

  4. i also make spinach roti quite often, but i just grind it n add to flour(no cooking).
    The curry is looking awesome..

  5. Madhu, thanks for stopping by and your lovable comments..You have got a wonderful space here, actually stunned by seeing each and every dishes..Seems u r a perfectionist, can see that in each and every recipies..Am sure i will visit here more often hereafter..Good job and keep it up dear..

    Roti looks so soft and yummy..Wanna to have it now itself..

  6. u can send this combo for made for each other ,..looks so healthy nd yummy,..

  7. @ Sriharivatsan-Thanks a lot for commenting here.Calling me a perfectionist is a big honor for me..

    @notyet100..Thanks dear..But i guess only one entry can be made for that event.i already sent the marshmallow and hot chocolate

  8. hey madhu,

    thanks for stopping by and for dropping lovely comments.. i am also glad that i visited your blog and came to know about it today.. u have an amazing collection.. palak rotis looks too good.

  9. Hey Madhu... Madhu here :) thanks for your encouraging comments!

    You have got a fantastic blog here.. great collections of recipes!

    Step by step explanation with pics is really wonderful.. Roti looks super yum!

  10. @ Mahimaa-I'm happy to see your feedback ..its every encouraging.Thanks,Mahima.

    @Madhu-Ahhh..Madhu,you made my day with so many cute & encourgaing comments :)

  11. Hi.. It come out very well, both chapathi and sabzi.. Thanks for the recipe...

  12. both the chapati and sabzi come out very well..thank u fr the recipe..