How to Make Palak Thalipeeth or Spinach Pancakes

Updated on October 26, 2017
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Palak Thalipeeth or Spinach Pancakes

Spinach Thalipeeth Can Be Eaten As-Is

Making pancakes and a side dish together for breakfast takes lots of time and energy. There are days when we are in a hurry, and we want to make only main dish that can be eaten with tomato sauce or any stored dip or yogurt.

Spinach pancakes are one such awesome dish that doesn't need to go with anything else. You can eat them as-is or use tomato sauce as a side dish. Yogurt also goes very well with them.

Thalipeeth are Perfect Low-Fat Lunchbox Dishes:

Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol-free. It is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. Spinach leaves are combined with various flours and spices to make this healthy spinach thalipeeth. These pancakes are crunchy and delicious. You can pack them in lunchbox and carry to office or picnic.

Now, let me show you how to make these scrumptious spinach pancakes.

5 stars for Palak Thalipeeth or Spinach Pancake

Cook Time

Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 13 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Four spinach pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 heaped cup spinach, washed, sauteed just to wilt, chop them
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced or paste
  • 1/2 tsp oil, for the dough
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oil to make pancakes, for each pancake

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Palak Thalipeeth or Spinach Pancake

  1. Wash spinach. Chop them. Heat a deep bottomed pan. Add chopped spinach and a little salt. Saute for one or two minutes. Turn off the stove. Transfer them to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add rice flour, wheat flour, chickpea flour, cumin seeds, minced garlic, chopped green chilies, chopped onions, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
  3. Mix them, adding water little by little to make a loose and pliable dough. Apply some oil around the dough. Set aside covered for 5 minutes.
  4. Apply some oil on a plastic sheet or butter paper. Divide the dough into four equal portions. Take one of the portions and shape it like a patty on the greased sheet.
  5. While wetting your fingers, pat it to make a disc of about 6 inch diameter. Make a big whole in the center. Refer the pic to ensure the right way to make the disc.
  6. Heat a griddle or flat pan. Grease it with some oil. Take the disc in your palm and carefully place it on the pan. Add a few drops of oil on the top and the edge.
  7. Gently press it around with a spatula. Cover the pan for a minute. Keep the heat medium-low. Flip it. Add a few drops of oil. Press it a little, so that it cooks faster. No need to cover the pan.
  8. Remove the pancake on a plate when both the sides get golden brown. Spinach pancake is ready! Repeat the same for making the other pancakes.
  9. Serve them hot or warm with tomato sauce or yogurt. Enjoy the taste!

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Step one: Wash spinach. Roughly chop them. Saute for two minutes, adding some salt. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.Step two: Add all the ingredients to the same bowl.Step three: Mix them together, adding water little by little to get a smooth, loose, and pliable dough.Step four: Apply some oil around the dough. Set aside covered for five minutes.Step five: Divide the dough into four equal portions. Take one of them. Make a patty on a greased plastic sheet. By applying water on your fingers, expand it to make a disc of about six inch diameter. Make a big hole in the center.Step six: Heat a griddle or flat pan. Apply some oil. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil on the top and the edge. Gently press it with a spatula. Cover the pan for 1-2 minutes. Keep the heat medium-low.Step seven: Flip it. Add a few drops of oil on the surface. Now, cook it uncovered. Let both the sides become crispy and golden brown.  Step eight: Remove the pancake on a serving plate. Repeat the same for making all the pancakes.Now, palak thalipeeth or spinach pancakes are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce or a cup of yogurt. Enjoy the taste.
Step one: Wash spinach. Roughly chop them. Saute for two minutes, adding some salt. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.
Step one: Wash spinach. Roughly chop them. Saute for two minutes, adding some salt. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.
Step two: Add all the ingredients to the same bowl.
Step two: Add all the ingredients to the same bowl.
Step three: Mix them together, adding water little by little to get a smooth, loose, and pliable dough.
Step three: Mix them together, adding water little by little to get a smooth, loose, and pliable dough.
Step four: Apply some oil around the dough. Set aside covered for five minutes.
Step four: Apply some oil around the dough. Set aside covered for five minutes.
Step five: Divide the dough into four equal portions. Take one of them. Make a patty on a greased plastic sheet. By applying water on your fingers, expand it to make a disc of about six inch diameter. Make a big hole in the center.
Step five: Divide the dough into four equal portions. Take one of them. Make a patty on a greased plastic sheet. By applying water on your fingers, expand it to make a disc of about six inch diameter. Make a big hole in the center.
Step six: Heat a griddle or flat pan. Apply some oil. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil on the top and the edge. Gently press it with a spatula. Cover the pan for 1-2 minutes. Keep the heat medium-low.
Step six: Heat a griddle or flat pan. Apply some oil. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil on the top and the edge. Gently press it with a spatula. Cover the pan for 1-2 minutes. Keep the heat medium-low.
Step seven: Flip it. Add a few drops of oil on the surface. Now, cook it uncovered. Let both the sides become crispy and golden brown.
Step seven: Flip it. Add a few drops of oil on the surface. Now, cook it uncovered. Let both the sides become crispy and golden brown.
Step eight: Remove the pancake on a serving plate. Repeat the same for making all the pancakes.
Step eight: Remove the pancake on a serving plate. Repeat the same for making all the pancakes.
Now, palak thalipeeth or spinach pancakes are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce or a cup of yogurt. Enjoy the taste.
Now, palak thalipeeth or spinach pancakes are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce or a cup of yogurt. Enjoy the taste.

Nutritional Information of Palak Thalipeeth or Spinach Pancakes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 134
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 22 g7%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 152 mg6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      12 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Mary. If you don't make the hole, the pancake raises up unevenly in the bottom. Making the hole in the center or a few holes here and there keeps the pancake flat. Also, you can add oil evenly into the pancake by putting a little oil on the edge of the hole. By doing this, the pancake becomes crispier.

    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 

      12 months ago from Brazil

      That looks very tasty. I like the fact it is both quick and nutritious. Why is there a hole in the center?

      Another wonderful recipe to try, thanks.

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