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Spinach Phulka Recipe

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

March 19, 2018 Leave a Comment

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It’s no secret that kids enjoy the special pastime of picking every molecule of green from their plates. Since some of the leafy greens we use can have an inherent bitter taste, it puts them off even more. That’s why Moms have to turn super creative to include greens in their kids diets! And since the most commonly used greens in Indian homes are spinach or palak, this is the one that needs the most imagination. While we’ve tried including spinach in  pancakes, cutlets, soup, crackers and pakodas, an easier option is sneaking it into rotis or phulkas, a staple food in most Indian families. So we’ve decided to make the everyday phulka a little more healthier and appealing – with this Spinach Phulka recipe!

Spinach Phulka Recipe

Kids not eating greens? Sneak it into their everyday diet with this spinach phulka recipe that tastes as good as it looks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 small bunch of Spinach leaves (around 10-12 leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • Few drops of oil for kneading the dough
  • Salt to taste

Method:

1. Heat 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. When it begins to boil, add washed spinach leaves to it and cook for 1-2 minutes. Put off the flame. Let the leaves sit in hot water for few seconds.

cook the spinach leaves

2. Put 2 cups of ice cold water in a bowl. You can also use room temperature water with ice cubes in it. Dip the boiled spinach leaves into this cold water. This step helps to maintain the lush green color of the spinach.

cool the leaves in ice cold water

3. After a minute or so, drain the spinach leaves and transfer to a grinder jar. Pulse to get a puree.

make a puree out of the spinach leaves

4. Put the whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add salt and roasted cumin powder and mix. To this, add the spinach puree and knead into a soft dough. You may add a little warm water if required.

mix palak puree with wheat flour and knead the dough

5. Cover the dough and set it aside for 10 minutes.

set aside the dough for 10 minutes

6. Now knead the dough again and divide it into 5 equal parts.

divide the dough into equal parts

7. Roll out each dough ball into a circle.

roll the dough balls into round shape

8. Heat a tava or griddle and pan roast the phulka until light brown colored spots appear on both sides. Alternatively you may cook one side on the skillet and then bake the other side of the phulka on an open flame.

roast the phulka on both sides

9. Make all the phulkas in the same way.

prepare all the phulkas

10. Lastly, brush the phulkas with ghee and serve while warm.

Kids not eating greens? Sneak it into their everyday diet with this spinach phulka recipe that tastes as good as it looks!

This Spinach phulka recipe is one of the best ways of feeding kids leafy vegetables – I’ve tried it and it works! It’s a great alternative when kids get bored of regular chapatis and can be served with any dry vegetable curry or simply with curd. Get older kids in the kitchen so they can watch the phulka puff up. Seeing the process for themselves will make the phulkas much more interesting at mealtime! 

Kids not eating greens? Sneak it into their everyday diet with this spinach phulka recipe that tastes as good as it looks!

Spinach Phulka  
Spinach Phulka Recipe
Save Print PREP TIME 15 mins COOK TIME 15 mins TOTAL TIME 30 mins   Kids not eating greens? Sneak it into their everyday diet with this spinach phulka recipe that tastes as good as it looks! Author: Hemapriya Recipe type: Dinner Cuisine: Indian Serves: Serves 5 INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 small bunch of Spinach leaves ( around 10-12 palak leaves )
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • Few drops of oil while kneading the dough
  • Salt to taste
METHOD
  1. Heat 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. When it begins to boil , add washed spinach leaves to it and cook for 1-2 minutes. Put off the flame. Allow the leaves to be in hot water for few seconds,
  2. In another vessel fill 2 cups ice cold water or normal water with ice cubes in it . Dip the blanched spinach leaves into this cold water. This steps ensures the lush green color of spinach leaves is restored.
  3. After a minute or so drain the spinach leaves and transfer to a grinder jar. Pulse to get a puree.
  4. In another bowl take whole wheat flour. Add salt and roasted cumin powder to it. Mix. To this add the spinach puree and knead into a soft dough. You may add little water if required while kneading the dough.
  5. Cover the dough and set it aside for 10 minutes .
  6. Now knead the dough again and divide it into 5 equal parts.
  7. Roll out each dough ball into a round shape using rolling pin.
  8. Pan roaste the phulka until light brown colored spots appear on both sides. Alternatively you may cook one side on the skillet and then bake the other side of the phulka on open flame.
  9. Make all the phulka in similar way.
  10. Brush the phulkas with ghee and serve while warm.
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