Recipe for Green Phulka | Green Roti | Green Spinach Flatbread | Spinach Roti
I was thinking, why not extend that green love to some of our Indian foods! That’s how the idea for this green roti with spinach, mint and green chillies came about.
If you know me well, I’ll never take a long winded approach, be it in dealing with people or in cooking my food. So to prepare these green spinach rotis, all we need to do is to tip all my favourite green ingredients in the blender, transfer puree into the bowl, knead dough, prepare rotis. It’s as simple as that.
There’s no need to blanche the spinach and add extra steps to the recipe. Blending the ingredients raw not only keeps the colour a brighter green, but you also end up preserving more nutrients and not to mention saving time. It’s also a lazy girl’s approach to sneak in vegetables into a dish, where there’s no time to cook a vegetable side dish.
I’ve rolled the rotis out very thin, so they qualify as phulkas. If you make them much thicker and sturdier, these green spinach flatbreads will be the perfect vehicle for a variety of toppings such as olives, sun dried tomatoes, caramelised onions or cheese, or all of the above. Pop it into the oven for a delightful appetiser that looks stunning as well.
These green rotis taste SO good with a spicy mango pickle…if I were to employ the cliched phrase – a marriage made in heaven.
And what better way to draw benefits of these greens into your kids’ meals. Never miss a chance to make those rotis green!
So here’s the recipe for the green flatbread or spinach rotis.