Palak /Spinach Chapathi with Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy
- Palak /Spinach leaves ... 1 bunch
- Whole wheat flour ..1 cup
- Green chilly 2 or 3
- Garlic flakes ... 3
- Salt to taste
- Oil .. 1 tsp
wash n roughly chop the palak .. Chop the green chilles ...
In little water boil both chopped spinach n green chilly till it wilts ..cool n grind it along with garlic flakes . Remove the puree .
In a bowl add the whole wheat flour , salt , the spinach puree n knead to a soft dough ..apply oil to the dough n keep aside for 1/2 n hour .
Make equal size balls of the dough ..Dust a platform n roll the dough ball's into chapathis .
Heat a tawa, place the rolled chapathis on it n cook on both sides adding ghee/oil ...
Andhra styled whole Brinjal gravy
Wash baby brinjals n slit each brinjal into four sections lengthwise without cutting off the crown. Soak the slit brinjals in water to remove the bitterness if any .
soak the lemon sized tamarind in 1/4 th cup water and extract the pulp
Chop the onion n green chilly .
Dry roast groundnuts on low flame ..cool n remove the skin ..keep aside
Dry roast sesame seeds on low flame till it turns its color .. remove n keep aside.
Cool both the roasted stuffs n grind to a powder .
In a kadai add oil add cinnamon stick , cloves, bay leaf n stir for a minute . Add chopped onion n saute till pinkish red , then add chopped green chilly n fry again for a few seconds . Add ginger garlic paste n fry till the raw smell goes. Add the brinjal's n saute for 3 mts stir well so that it wont stick to the base . ( sprinkle little water to avoid burning ) Add the peanut and sesame powder. Saute it for a min. Add tamarind pulp , chilly powder n turmeric powder , water and salt . Cook well , add the garam masala , mix well . Add chopped coriander leaves .