Spinach Flatbread | Palak Roti Recipe

Spinach Flatbread Recipe, Palak Rotis

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This Spinach Flatbread recipe is outright the healthiest flatbread recipe which incorporates all the goodness of spinach in it. All you need to do is grab the freshest bunch of spinach and knead the dough with it. This easy spinach flatbread recipe comes together in no time at all. And, while you serve this as just another flatbread, you will be serving a healthy dose of veggies to your family.

Your search for the best spinach flatbread recipes should end here because I will be giving you step by step details of how to make some palak chapathi or spinach rotis at home, quite easily.

palak roti - spinach flatbread chapathi recipe

What is a Chapati or an Indian Roti?

Indian Roti is one of the quickest forms of bread that can be made instantly and served. Chapati or roti is an unleavened Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour or wholemeal flour. Originally from the Indian sub-continent, this flatbread is a staple in most Indian households, especially in the northern & central parts of the country.

Owing to the ease of making, a chapati is also considered an everyday flatbread. Chapati or roti is prepared fresh each day from scratch by kneading the dough and rolling and roasting smaller portions of that dough into thin flatbreads.

How to make an Indian Roti?

What is Indian roti or chapati made of? It is simple. Just two ingredients. FLOUR & WATER. Recipe of an Indian roti cannot be any simpler. However, the trick lies in how you make the roti dough. In case you wish to read more on how to make perfect everyday rotis or chapatis, here’s a link to the separate blogpost where I have explained the process with step-by-step process shots and a roti making video tutorial.

Moving ahead with our spinach chapati recipe, let’s check out the ingredients that we are going to use.

Recipe for Spinach Flatbread or Palak Chapati – Ingredient list

  • Spinach
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Olive Oil – alternate would be any refined oil such as sunflower oil, rice bran oil, etc.
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Carrom Seeds (Ajwain)- optional
easy spinach flatbread recipe - palak roti recipe

How to make Spinach Roti or Spinach Flatbread at home?

  • Wash and clean the spinach leaves and their stalks. Pressure cook them for a couple of minutes with very little water & salt. Or boil & blanch them before grinding them into a smooth puree
  • Now in order to make the dough for spinach roti, we have to keep in mind that for every cup of whole wheat flour, we are going to need half a cup of spinach puree. Here we have 2 cups of whole wheat flour and around 1 cup of spinach puree.
  • Add some carrom seeds and knead the dough. It should be soft, but not sticky. Apply some oil over the dough and leave it covered for a couple of minutes.
  • Pinch off 10 equal dough balls and roll them between your palms to make them smooth.
  • Now, flour your rolling surface and your rolling pin and start rolling them into a circle. Use your wrist and your rolling pin to stretch and rotate so that it takes the circular shape.
  • Once you have the chapatis of around 7-8 inches in diameter, place them on the griddle. Once you see bubbles rising on the surface, turn it over using a tong. Let the other side also get roasted with small brown spots
  • Now, remove the griddle and place the chapati directly on the fire burner nozzles of your stovetop. One it starts to puff up, turn it over. Keep it on fire for 2-3 seconds for each side otherwise, it will start to burn.
  • Remove them from the fire and serve. You can slather some ghee or clarified butter, or even normal butter to make them rich and delicious

Make-ahead or Freezing Option for Spinach Flatbread

You can prep the spinach puree ahead and refrigerate it in an air-tight container. This way all you have to do is bring the puree to the normal room temperature before kneading the dough with it.

You may also knead the dough a day ahead and refrigerate it. However, I would suggest only a day in advance as it tends to get slimy if it kept longer.

You can also make these spinach rotis ahead by rolling them and then freezing them in a stack with a sheet of parchment paper between two flatbreads. In this way, whenever you are ready to eat them, thaw them a bit first and then roast them on a skillet.

Side dish ideas for Indian rotis or chapatis

Different kind of Indian flatbreads

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Palak Roti | Spinach Flatbread Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Spinach Flatbread recipe is outright the healthiest flatbread recipe which incorporates all the goodness of spinach in it. All you need to do is grab the freshest bunch of spinach and knead the dough with it. This easy spinach flatbread recipe comes together in no time at all. And, as you serve this as just another flatbread, you will be serving a healthy dose of veggies to your family.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Flatbread Recipe, Indian Breads, Indian Roti, Spinach Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Servings: 10 pieces
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 500 gms Spinach
  • 1 tsp Carrom Seeds or Ajwain
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean the spinach leaves and their stalks. Pressure cook them for a couple of minutes with very little water & salt. Or boil & blanch them before grinding them into a smooth puree
  2. Now in order to make the dough for spinach roti, we have to keep in mind that for every cup of whole wheat flour, we are going to need half a cup of spinach puree. Here we have 2 cups of whole wheat flour and around 1 cup of spinach puree.
  3. Add some carrom seeds and knead the dough. It should be soft, but not sticky. Apply some oil over the dough and leave it covered for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pinch off 10 equal dough balls and roll them between your palms to make them smooth.
  5. Now, flour your rolling surface and your rolling pin and start rolling them into a circle. Use your wrist and your rolling pin to stretch and rotate so that it takes the circular shape.
  6. Once you have the chapatis of around 7-8 inches in diameter, place them on the griddle. Once you see bubbles rising on the surface, turn it over using a tong. Let the other side also get roasted with small brown spots
  7. Now, remove the griddle and place the chapati directly on the fire burner nozzles of your stovetop. One it starts to puff up, turn it over. Keep it on fire for 2-3 seconds for each side otherwise, it will start to burn.
  8. Remove them from the fire and serve. You can slather some ghee or clarified butter, or even normal butter to make them rich and delicious

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