Thursday, May 22, 2008

Indian flat bread with mustard greens (Mustard greens chapatti)

The last time I was at the grocery I had purchased this packet of mustard greens that I wanted to try.Was not sure though as to how to use it though.After doing some research figured out I could probably use it in soups and such but was just not very much in the soup kind of mood today.

My mother in law makes some awesome methi chapatti's.Whenever we visit India and travel anywhere there,she makes these amazing methi chapatti's that are yummy and make an excellent lunch or dinner on the go.I decided to try and adapt her basic recipe to work with the mustard greens.

I was initially skeptical but believe that this dish has earned a place in my regular menu now.

Mustard Roti 3

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Ingredients and method of making Mustard greens chapatti.
1 cup washed and chopped mustard greens
2 cups wheat flour
2 tsp oil
gud the size of small lime
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp green chili paste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp dhania powder (coriander powder)
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt to taste

1.Place pan on stove.Pour the oil,when it heats,add the cumin seeds, ground ginger and stir for a minute,then add the gud,all the spices and the mustard greens.
2.Once the greens cook,let it cool
3.Mix in the flour with the cooked greens and make the dough for the chapatti with sufficient water.The greens will have some moisture so keep that in mind while mixing the dough.
4.Keep the dough covered for about 10 to 15 mins
5.Roll out the chapatti's.Heat a tawa and place the rolled chapatti on it and cook on both sides applying a little oil or ghee.
6.Serve hot with salad,raita or favorite curry

This yields about 12 medium sized chapatti's.
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