Palak Chapti
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Palak Chapathi

Palak Chapathi- home style flat bread made with spinach / palak leaves and spices. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Keyword: chapathi, flatbread, north indian food, palak, paratha, spinach, spinach paratha
Servings: 10 chapathi
Author: Mullai Madavan


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour / godhumai maavu
  • 2 cups spinach leaves / palak leaves / pasalai keerai chopped, tightly packed
  • 2 teaspoon ginger minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 pinch amchur powder / mango powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup water (plus a little more for kneading)
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee or oil for toasting
  • 1/4 cup flour (wheat or maida) for dusting and rolling


  • Heat oil in a tawa and season with cumin seeds.
  • Add in chopped spinach leaves along with minced ginger, pinch of sugar and salt. Saute for few minutes until the leaves wilt a bit. Switch off and let it cool for sometime.
  • Meanwhile sieve whole wheat flour with little salt 
  • Add the sauteed spinach mix along with red chilli powder, amchur powder and garam masala powder.
  • Mix well with your fingers, add water little by little to make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and rest for atleast 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Make lemon size balls... roughly will yield 10 (6 inch diameter) chapathis.
  • Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness 
  • Cook about 1 minute over high flame on either side or until you see brown spots.
  • Apply oil or ghee when done and remove from pan.
  • Serve hot with choice of curry or with simple plain yogurt!