I do not plan my meals unless I have people coming over. When it comes to everyday cooking, I look at my small blackboard where I write my “vegetables at home list” and plan my meals around that. And yesterday, I realised that a bag of spinach needed to be finished off and I was wanting to make a simple roti and dal kind of lunch. And that is when I decided to make these Spinach phulkas. They turned out so well and brought a nice change to a simple friday lunch. My boys loved how green they looked and gobbled them up in minutes.
And here is the recipe for the same :
One bunch of spinach leaves- washed and pat dried
Wholewheat flour/Atta- as required
Salt and Ghee- As per taste
Warm water- If needed
-Take spinach leaves and grind it in a blender to a fine paste with enough water.
-In a wide bowl, add your wheat flour, a pinch of salt and a spoon of ghee.
-Add the spinach paste too.
Mix everything well. You should be able to make a nice soft dough with the water from the paste itself, If, even after mixing you feel that you might need more water, then add warm water. Knead well and make a soft dough.
The dough should look like this.
Cover and Rest for 20-30 minutes.
Now divide the dough into equal sized balls and make chapatis or phulkas as normal.
Once cooked, brush a little bit of ghee on top of each phulka and keep them warm in a casserole until serving.
Other variations I have tried:
Beetroot phulkas(same method)