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Spinach phulka is a very common dish in north India but for malayalees, this might be a new dish. Anyway, We can make so many variations using other vegetables also. Today I am posting another similar recipe, the beetroot phulka. Phulka is the partially cooked chapathi on tawa first then put on flame directly to rise or puff. This is not a difficult process, with experience you will become an expert within no time.
Today, we will see how to make spinach phulka. Instead of water, we are using vegetable puree to make the dough. This makes it nutritious and attractive. Also, it is very easy to make compared to other stuffed parathas.
Usually, these phulkas are done with palak, but I did with normal green spinach or cheera which is commonly available in Kerala. If palak is available, use that.
Related posts: Chapati, Beetroot phulka
Let us see how to prepare spinach phulka in detail
- First of all we will make a spinach puree or spinach juice, take 150 grams of spinach in a pan, add 1/4 cup of water.
- Once the water starts to boil, reduce the flame to low or medium and cook till the spinach became soft and water reduced.
- Grind in a mixer grinder and make a smooth paste with 1/4 cup of water. Sieve it and keep aside.
- Take one cup of wheat flour in a bowl, add salt and mix well.
- Add spinach puree little by little
- Make a soft dough out of it.
- Apply some oil or cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Knead again and make small lemon sized balls out of it.
- Roll into thin circles on dusted chapati maker.
- Heat a pan, once hot, place the chapati.
- once start to bubble, flip and cook the other side also.
- Place this roti directly on the flame to puff up, flip again and cook for one or two seconds and immediately remove from heat.
- Serve with any curry.
Author: Anju Aneesh
Recipe Type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time : 10 minutes: Total time: 30 minutes
Direction of preparation of Green chapati / palak phulka
My notes on palak phulka
- Palak phulka can also made by mixing chopped spinach directly in wheat flour.