Saturday, 25 January 2014

Palak Poori (Spicy Spinach Puff)



Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour-2 cups
  • Spinach- 1 small bunch 
  • Ginger- 1 inch piece
  • Garlic- 6 cloves (optional)
  • Green chilies- 4
  • Carom seeds (ajawain, ova) or Cumin seeds (jeera)- 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
  • Water- as required, for kneading
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- as required, for deep frying
  • Baking soda- 2 pinches 

Method: 

  • Clean, wash, discard the hard stalks of the spinach.
  • Boil water in a large pan with 2 pinches of soda. Blanch or boil spinach in this water, then drain it.
  • Griend spinach, green chillies, ginger, garlic together with little water.
  • Combine flour, spinach paste, salt, cumin seeds, sesame seeds together and mix thoroughly, pour a little water if necessary to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes, cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Knead again and divide the dough into small balls and roll out into puri.
  • Heat oil in a pan until smoking point, then reduce the heat and fry all puris.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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