Saturday, 4 May 2013

Spinach Potato Roti - Aloo Palak Roti

Makes 10 - 12 rotis
Making a paratha is an art,that I'm yet to master. I've always been amazed by the way some of my friends would take a small ball of chapati dough,keep a filling inside it and roll it effortlessly into a nice big paratha.   I can only roll them as big as pappads without tearing them :) Well you see as a south Indian it took me a year of chapati making to make them resemble a round shape,till then it was squares or shapeless like an amoeba :) So until I master the art of paratha making I've decided to safely stick to making rotis. It's easier to make with all the ingredients added while kneading the dough and tastes equally great.This roti is made with a delightful mixture of potatoes,spinach and yogurt  What I love about rotis is that they don't call for a great side dish,they taste just amazing with Pickles.I especially love to have them with some thick yogurt and a spoon of pickle mixed together :)

Atta/Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups 
Whole Wheat Flour - for dusting and rolling the rotis
Spinach/Palak -  1 cup or 
Frozen spinach - 125 g
Boiled potato - 1 large
Thick Yogurt - 4 tbsp
olive oil - 2  tsp
Green chilli - 1
Milk - 3-4 tbsp
Warm Water - for kneading the dough
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
salt as needed

-Peel and grate the potato.
-If using fresh spinach,Add it to a pot of boiling water and remove it after 2-3 minutes(blanching the spinach).Then cool and grind to a fine paste with the green chili  milk and little water(if needed) to get a coarse paste.
-If using frozen spinach ,cook it as per the instructions in the packet using the milk & some water.Grind it along with the green chilli to a coarse paste.
-In a big mixing bowl add the flour and salt and mix well,then add the oil and with your fingers incorporate the oil into the flour .
-Add the grated potato,spinach,yogurt and mix well with your hands.Now knead it into a soft elastic dough adding warm water when needed. Let the dough sit for at least 30 minutes in an airtight vessel or cover it with a damp cloth.

-After the resting time,divide the dough into 12 small balls.Dust the rolling area with flour and roll each ball in the flour too. Roll them into rotis of about 10 - 12 cm diameter.
-Heat a broad pan,when it heats up add the rolled roti and when bubbles start appearing,turn them over.With a slightly damp towel(dip it in water and wring it well) press the roti around its surface,until it puffs up.Flip it over and press it again until it gets cooked and light brown spots appear.Repeat the same process with the other rolled out rotis too.Serve with Mango Pickle.Check out this recipe for Mango Pickle.

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  1. yummy and healthy recipe combining the nutrients of spinach and potato

  2. Wow! Spinach & potato in roti is a lovely combo.. Yummy Reni :-)

  3. Healthy and tasty roti...Bookmarked!!

  4. Reni!! This looks awsomely healthy!!! and delicious...

  5. superb combo,must try recipe,thanks for sharing.

  6. Delicious, healthy and lovely aloo & palak roti...

  7. True Reni paratha making is an art one needs to master there are lil things that can go wrong and make it rock hard :)

    1. Thanks Meena... true,the first roti i made was like a sheet of rubber ..hehe:)

  8. Your Spinach Potato Roti is beautiful and flavorful. I say, these are an art as well. The color is lovely too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy !

  9. HaHa loved reading about chapati making. Even mine used to come like amoeba! Nostalgic.
    Love this paratha - healthy and very tasty. Your paratha looks perfectly round.
    Spinach always brings in a beautiful flavor and texture to prathas. Love it.

    1. Thanks :) Chapatis & south indians needless to say :)

  10. Wow! Lovely rotis! Wonderful combo! :)

  11. Looks delicious and healthy..

  12. very inviting n healthy with nice combo..

  13. the achar in the center makes it all outstanding :)

  14. Looks great and like made with perfection in the art of making roti.

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  16. Hi Reni,
    this must be real yummy, mango pickle is attractive at the centre..
    Healthy n delicious..

  17. super delicious and super tempting.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! Please add the link to the event announcement page.. It is not linked here!!
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    1. Thanks Sowmya :) I've linked it now.....


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