Avocado Spinach Chapati (Roti)

Avocado Spinach Chapati

Simple and nutritious Avocado Spinach Chapati (Roti or Phulka) recipe for super soft, puffy and healthy round Indian flat breads. Avocado Chapati and Spinach Chapati are both popular recipes, but this Avocado Spinach Chapati recipe incorporates both in one. Avocados make chapati buttery soft, while spinach adds the essential nutrients. This is a great way to add both avocado and spinach into your daily diet. Once you start eating these avocado spinach chapati, you’ll never go back to your simple plain chapati or roti.

Avocado Spinach Chapati

“Once you start eating avocado spinach chapati, you’ll never go back to plain chapati or roti.”

Introduction to Avocado Chapati / Roti

Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats, which are good for controlling bad cholesterol. However, Avocados were not easily available in India during my residence there, so I never had a chance to use or taste them in any recipe. In fact, they are seldom used in any Indian recipes. My elder daughter was a very picky eater during early childhood and I use to puree avocados for her. One day I just added the left over to the dough I was making to finish it off. And I got introduced to the deliciously soft avocado chapati or roti.

Avocado Spinach Chapati

Nutrition in Every Bite

Natural fats in avocado make roti / chapati‘s soft and buttery. Adding spinach further enhances the nutritional content of each roti / chapati. My children, especially the younger child, does not want to eat vegetables but loves all kind of breads including roti / chapati. Hence, this is a great way to add greens to my family’s daily diet without any extra effort. Now, I know that in every bite they are getting good nutrition, even if they do not eat much vegetables.

Roti / Chapati in Everyday Meal

Indian family dinner spread usually has an assortment of vegetables, lentils and side dishes served with a round flat-bread. Roti or Chapati is the most commonly used round flat bread in Indian home kitchens due to it’s light texture and ease of making. Roti can be made using whole wheat fours, multi-grain four or millet flours.

On the contrary, Naan is more popular as Indian flat bread outside of India and often people ask me if I eat it everyday at home. Naan is more of a festive or special meal flat bread that is not common in day-today Indian household.

Avocado Spinach Chapati Ingredients

From Pantry:

Produce:

  • Avocado – 1 Ripe peeled and smashed
  • Spinach – 100 gms or 3 1/2 cups approximately

Avocado Spinach Chapati Recipe

  1. Place 2 cup flour in a stand mixer bowl with dough hook attachment. Whole wheat flour in a stand mixer bowl
  2. Make a puree of avocado and spinach using blender. Use just enough water to facilitate the blending.

  3. Start adding this puree into the flour in small increments while kneading on lowest setting of stand mixer.  

  4. Continue to knead until the flour comes together.  For two cups of flour you’ll need approximately 1.5 cup of puree.
  5. Sprinkle your hands with dry flour and smooth out the kneaded dough to make a smooth dough ball. At the end, it should not be sticky and smooth to touch. 

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  7. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grill at medium heat.
  8. While skillet is getting heated up, divide the dough in equal size balls.
  9. Take one ball and flatten it out between your palms. Now dust it into dry flour so that it does not stick while rolling to the rolling pin and the board. 

  10. Roll out the dough ball using rolling-pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.

  11. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high. 
  12. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti / chapati before placing on the skillet.
  13. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds until small bubbles appear on the surface. 
  14. Now flip, and the bottom side should have small brown spots from cooking.
  15. Now, flip again in a few seconds and the bottom side should also have the brown spots from cooking.
  16. From this point you may continue to cook on skillet or use can use a grill to puff up the roti.
  17. If you continue on the skillet, press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel, cheesecloth or a spatula.
  18. Over the grill use a tong to flip the roti back and froth while it puffs. 

  19. Once cooked, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately smear the top side with melted ghee or butter.

  20. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

NOTE: If you happen to have gas coking range then you can finish puffing it up on open flame. Set the skillet aside and using tongs cook the chapati on an open flame. Once the chapati puffs up, flip to cook on the other side. Take the chapati off the flame and brush the top side with ghee.

Let me know how you like it? Please leave a feedback and/or rating.

Avocado Chapati Recipe Variation:

This avocado chapati recipe variation only uses Avocado and does not require spinach. Stand mixer or blender is also not required in this recipe variation.

  1. Place 2 cup flour in a medium bowl.
  2. Smashed avocado and salt in flour.
  3. Starting mixing the avocado mixture with the flour.  Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  4. Gradually start adding continue to knead till the dough comes together as a ball.
  5. Once all the flour is all together, knead it for 5-7 minutes using your knuckles or until smooth.
  6. Make sure that dough is soft enough not stiff, that it leaves an impression when you press your finger against the dough. Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  8. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grilled over a medium heat.
  9. While skillet is getting heat up, meanwhile divide the dough in equal size balls. I was able to get 10 balls out of it.
  10. Take one ball, flatten it between your palms, and dust lightly in dry flour.
  11. Roll out the dough ball using rolling-pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.
  12. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high.
  13. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti/chapati before placing on the skillet.
  14. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface and the side that is down on the griddle starts to brown in small areas
    This will only take a few seconds. Flip the chapati using a pair of tongs.  Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  15. Press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel or cheesecloth, if you continue to cook on skillet only. This will help to puff up the roti. Once the second side is brown, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately brush the top side with melted ghee.
  16. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

NOTE: If you happen to have gas coking range then you can finish puffing it up on open flame. Set the skillet aside and using tongs cook the chapati on an open flame. Once the chapati puffs up, flip to cook on the other side. Take the chapati off the flame and brush the top side with ghee.

Let me know how you like it? Please leave a feedback and/or rating.

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Avocado Spinach Chapati
Avocado Spinach Chapati
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Simple and nutritious Avocado Spinach Chapati (Roti or Phulka) recipe for super soft, puffy and healthy round Indian flat breads. Avocado Chapati and Spinach Chapati are both popular recipes, but this Avocado Spinach Chapati recipe incorporates both in one. Avocados make chapati buttery soft, while spinach adds the essential nutrients. This is a great way to add both avocado and spinach into your daily diet. Once you start eating these avocado spinach chapati, you'll never go back to your simple plain chapati or roti.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: avocado chapati, avocado roti, Avocado Spinach Chapati, Avocado Spinach Roti, chapati, Indian round flat bread, Roti, Spinach chapati, Spinach Roti
Servings: 5 2 per person
Calories: 190 kcal
Author: Rupali Agarwal
Ingredients
  • 200 gm Multigrain Flour 2 cups Plus extra for dusting
  • 100 gm Avocado 1 Ripe avocado peeled and smashed
  • 100 gm Spinach 3 1/2 cups approximately
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee apply on rotis
Instructions
Avocado Spinach Chapati Recipe
  1. Place 2 cup flour in a stand mixer bowl with dough hook attachment.

  2. Make a puree of avocado and spinach using blender. Use just enough water to facilitate the blending.

  3. Start adding this puree into the flour in small increments while kneading on lowest setting of stand mixer.  

  4. Continue to knead until the flour comes together.  For two cups of flour you'll need approximately 1.5 cup of puree.

  5. Sprinkle your hands with dry flour and smooth out the kneaded dough to make a smooth dough ball. At the end, it should not be sticky and smooth to touch. 

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes

  7. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grill at medium heat.

  8. While skillet is getting heated up, divide the dough in equal size balls.

  9. Take one ball and flatten it out between your palms. Now dust it into dry flour so that it does not stick while rolling to the rolling pin and the board. 

  10. Roll out the dough ball using rolling-pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.

  11. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti / chapati before placing on the skillet.

  12. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds until small bubbles appear on the surface.  Now flip, and the bottom side should have small brown spots from cooking.

  13. Now, flip again in a few seconds and the bottom side should also have the brown spots from cooking.

  14. From this point you may continue to cook on skillet or use can use a grill to puff up the roti.

  15. If you continue on the skillet, press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel, cheesecloth or a spatula.

  16. Over the grill use a tong to flip the roti back and froth while it puffs. 

  17. Once cooked, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately smear the top side with melted ghee or butter.

  18. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

Avocado Chapati Recipe Variation:
  1. This avocado chapati recipe variation only uses Avocado and does not require spinach. Stand mixer or blender is also not required in this recipe variation.

  2. Place 2 cup flour in a medium bowl.
  3. Smashed avocado and salt in flour.
  4. Starting mixing the avocado mixture with the flour.
  5. Gradually start adding continue to knead till the dough comes together as a ball.
  6. Once all the flour is all together, knead it for 5-7 minutes using your knuckles or until smooth.
  7. Make sure that dough is soft enough not stiff, that it leaves an impression when you press your finger against the dough.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  9. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grilled over a medium heat.
  10. While skillet is getting heat up, meanwhile divide the dough in equal size balls. I was able to get 10 balls out of it.
  11. Take one ball, flatten it between your palms, and dust lightly in dry flour.

  12. Roll out the dough ball using rolling pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.

  13. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high.

  14. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti/chapati before placing on the skillet.

  15. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface and the side that is down on the griddle starts to brown in small areas

  16. This will only take a few seconds. Flip the chapati using a pair of tongs.

  17. Press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel or cheesecloth, if you continue to cook on skillet only. This will help to puff up the roti. Once the second side is brown, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately brush the top side with melted ghee.

  18. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

  19. If you happen to have gas coking range then you can finish puffing it up on open flame. Set the skillet aside and using tongs cook the chapati on an open flame. Once the chapati puffs up, flip to cook on the other side. Take the chapati off the flame and brush the top side with ghee.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Spinach Chapati
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1905IU38%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Avocado Spinach Chapati (Roti)

  1. These look awesome! Will it mix OK without a stand mixer, or is it really necessary in order to activate the gluten enough?

    1. Hello Gigi, nope you don’t need stand mixer at all. You can very well knead the dough with hands. I have a variation where you can see that I am kneading the dough with hands.
      Stand mixer is helpful when one is making dough in large quantity, for daily purpose I personally don’t use stand mixer and quickly knead it with hands.

      Thank you
      Rupali

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