Saturday, February 2, 2008

Spinach Poori

You will need:

  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup Maida flour/ All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Sooji/ Rava
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil for kneading dough
  • milk for kneading dough(less than ¼ cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch ginger(finely copped)
  • bunch of spinach
  • 2 green chillies
  • oil for deep frying

Step 1:

To make spinach paste:

In a non stick pan just put a few drops of oil. When its hot add chopped ginger,green chillies and garlic to it and saute it till it turns golden brown color. Now add spinach and close with a lid. After 2 mins you can see that the spinach is fully cooked. Now allow it to cool for few minutes. Then grind it to a fine paste using blender/mixie. Use one cup of paste to make poori. You can make palak sausage gravy or palak paneer gravy or spinach chapathi with the remaining paste.

Step 2:
To make dough:

Sieve the maida/ all purpose flour if it has any lumps. In a mixing bowl add wheat flour, maida/ all purpose flour, sooji/rava, salt, sugar and 1 cup of spinach paste. Mix it all together. Add milk to knead the dough. Finally add 1 tbsp oil and kneadit. The dough should have the consistency similar to pizza, chapathi. Allow the dough to rest for 1 hour. Then divide the balls into small balls.

Step 3:

Flatten/roll the dough using rolling pin to get a circular shape. If you are not able to get the perfect round shape just cut it using large cookie cutter/ lunch box lid after flattening to get the perfect round shape.

Step 4:

Heat oil in deep fry pan. Better to have the flame medium. When the oil is hot just drop the flattened poori into the oil. Press with the spatula with a slotted spoon to get puffed poori. when it turns golden brown just flip it to get golden brown color in the next side too. When the poori is ready just place it in the paper towel. Enjoy with potato masala, chicken masala, palak sausage gravy, or with your favorite side dish.

  • You can use cookie cutters to get your desired shapes.
  • You can make palak panner gravy by replacing sausage with panner. Enjoy your day with a healthy breakfast. Can have this for dinner too.


susan said...

hi vijitha, saw ur latest recepies,very nice, i say,"excellant", if i tast ur recps,then i can give u A+++...
have u ever made beetroot poori, it's also same as like spinach poori, just u try that, i'll give u small tips for doing that.
u can use maida or wheat flour for making dough, then grat beet roots&grind it as raw,then mix with gee&flour,add little hot water, salt to taste&make it to poori or chappati. u try this &tell me.

Vijitha said...

Hi Susan. Thanks for such an encouraging comment. Regarding poori, i have tried with beetroot, carrot and with green peas. Everything works well for poori as well as for chapathi. Come up with new comments like this.

Manoo said...

I thought me only crazy enuf to try those shapes.. ok i try for puri & cutlets back home. Nagar kovil illa unga idam... tats a small distance to have crazy ppl like us... Looks good.. try cutlets in heart shape if you have time of course after exams... apuram, make swan face with kara diamonds dough. insert into the curve of heart shape.. fry it.. swan cutlets ready... but you can only fry one by one... romba annoying... TC

Vijitha said...

Manoo.. swan shape ah?/. I have some cookie cutters ma with tree shape, star shape, heart shape and round shape. So will make diff shapes when i have time. Nice to hear that swan shape. Will try that some time. Appuram when is ur exam results coming?. Tk cr..