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How to Make Palak Thalipeeth (Indian Spinach Pancakes)

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Palak thalipeeth (spinach pancakes)

Palak thalipeeth (spinach pancakes)

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.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

12 min

13 min

25 min

4 spinach pancakes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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 a greased sheet.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove the pancake when both sides become golden-brown. Your spinach pancake is ready! Repeat the same process to make additional pancakes.
  9. Serve them hot or warm with tomato sauce or yogurt. Enjoy!

Photo Guide

Step 1: Wash spinach and roughly chop your spinach, then sauté for two minutes, adding some salt. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Step 1: Wash spinach and roughly chop your spinach, then sauté for two minutes, adding some salt. Transfer it to a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add all of the other ingredients to the same bowl.

Step 2: Add all of the other ingredients to the same bowl.

Step 3: Mix them together, adding water little-by-little to get a smooth, loose, and pliable dough.

Step 3: Mix them together, adding water little-by-little to get a smooth, loose, and pliable dough.

Step 4: Apply some oil around the dough, then set aside covered for five minutes.

Step 4: Apply some oil around the dough, then set aside covered for five minutes.

Step 5: Divide the dough into four equal portions. Make a patty out of one of the portions on a greased plastic sheet. Apply water to your fingers and expand it to make a disc of about six inches in diameter. Make a big hole in the center.

Step 5: Divide the dough into four equal portions. Make a patty out of one of the portions on a greased plastic sheet. Apply water to your fingers and expand it to make a disc of about six inches in diameter. Make a big hole in the center.

Step 6: Heat a griddle or flat pan and apply some oil. Place the pancake on it and add a few drops of oil on the top and the edges. Gently press it with a spatula. Cover the pan for 1–2 minutes while keeping the heat on medium-low.

Step 6: Heat a griddle or flat pan and apply some oil. Place the pancake on it and add a few drops of oil on the top and the edges. Gently press it with a spatula. Cover the pan for 1–2 minutes while keeping the heat on medium-low.

Step 7: Flip it and add a few drops of oil to the surface. Cook uncovered until both sides become crispy and golden-brown.

Step 7: Flip it and add a few drops of oil to the surface. Cook uncovered until both sides become crispy and golden-brown.

Step 8: Remove the pancake from the heat. Repeat the same process to make additional pancakes.

Step 8: Remove the pancake from the heat. Repeat the same process to make additional pancakes.

Step 9: Your palak thalipeeth or spinach pancakes are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce or a cup of yogurt. Enjoy!.

Step 9: Your palak thalipeeth or spinach pancakes are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce or a cup of yogurt. Enjoy!.