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 .
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.