Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.
Palak thalipeeth is a wonderful standalone main dish that can be served for breakfast. This dish does not require a side dish; it may be served as is or with a simple tomato sauce. Yogurt is also lovely with it.
Thalipeeth also makes for perfect, low-fat lunchbox dish for school or work. Spinach is low in fat, cholesterol-free, and a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. These pancakes are crunchy and delicious.
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4 spinach pancakes
- 1 heaped cup spinach, washed and chopped
- 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 for each pancake
- Wash and chop your spinach. Heat a deep-bottomed pan and throw in the chopped spinach and a little salt. Sauté for 1 or 2 minutes; then turn off the stove and transfer the spinach to a mixing bowl.
- To the spinach, add the rice flour, wheat flour, chickpea flour, cumin seeds, minced garlic, chopped green chilies, chopped onions, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
- Mix these ingredients together, adding water little-by-little to make a loose and pliable dough. Apply some oil around the dough and set aside covered for 5 minutes.
- 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 a greased sheet.
- Wet your fingers and pat each patty to make a disc of about 6 inches in diameter with a big hole in the center. Refer to the photo gallery below for reference.
- Heat a griddle or flat pan and 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 edges.
- Gently press it around with a spatula, then cover the pan for a minute while keeping the heat on medium-low. Flip it and add a few drops of oil. Press it a little so that it cooks faster. There's no need to cover the pan.
- Remove the pancake when both sides become golden-brown. Your spinach pancake is ready! Repeat the same process to make additional pancakes.
- Serve them hot or warm with tomato sauce or yogurt. Enjoy!