March 17, 2016

Spinach Chappatis for St. Patrick's Day

Chapati is a flatbread made with whole wheat flour and cooked on a tava (skillet). March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and for this occasion I tried making shamrock patterns with chapati dough and spinach mixed chapati dough to make it festive.
Spinach Chapatis

Plain chapati:

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - to make dough

Spinach chapati:

Wheat flour - 1 cup
Spinach - a handful 
Green chillies - 2
Ginger - 1 inch
Salt - to taste
Water - to make dough
Olive oil - for roasting chapatis

1.  Mix the ingredients for the plain chapati and make a soft pliable dough.  It should be elastic, soft and smooth dough easy to roll.
2.  Blend spinach, ginger and green chillies with very little water and add this to the other other of ingredients the wheat flour and salt.  Make a smooth and soft dough.
3.  Roll the spinach chapti dough thin with a rolling pin and cut out the desired shape with a sharp knife.
4.  Roll the plain chapati dough to a cirle.  Place the cut out shapes of the spinach chapati dough and gently roll so it fuses with the plain chapati.
5.  Place it on a hot griddle and cook.  Apply oil and cook and flip to turn to cook on the other side till there are golden brown spots.
6.  When it is cooked keep it covered in a container.

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