Dec 20, 2009

PALAK PURI (SPINACH PURI)

palak puri with pickle

Hi everyone I am back from my one month vacation. When I came back from my holidays I have only some wheat flour at home and I don’t know what to make for dinner and I didn’t have vegetables also at home yeh I have some cauliflower pickle in the fridge which I made before I am leaving for holidays and suddenly I remember that there is a packet of frozen spinach in my freazer.I thought of making dal or palak paneer then I realize that I don’t have dal and paneer also at home ahhhhhhhhhh.. Getting mad .Then subbenly hubby dear told me that` way didn’t you make palak puri we can have them with that cauliflower pickle’. Hummm not a bad Idea and here is the recipe……

INGREDIENTS FOR PALAK PURI(SPINACH PURI):-----

Whole wheat flour (Atta) --- 2 cups

Spinach ------ 1 small bunch or 1 pack of frozen palak (after you make the paste that should measure 1 cup or 100 Gms)

Garlic --- 5 cloves grated

Oil -- 1 tab sp

Salt to taste (aprox.1/4 tea sp)

Oil for deep frying

According to Spinach paste and Wheat flour measurement that should be in 2:1 that means if you take 2 cups of Wheat flour then Spinach paste should be 1 cup.


palak puri
BLANCHING THE SPINACH:---

1. Blanching vegetables is a Cooking form that makes the vegetables soft, intensifies the color and heightens the flavor but remains the crunchiness of the vegetable especially leafy greens like spinach.

2. To blanch Spinach fill a large pan with water and bring to a full boil add spinach to the boiling water.

3. Blanch Spinach for 30 seconds or till leaves turn in to bright green color.

4. Now switch off the flame and strain the spinach from water in to another bowl and add ice water with ice cubes this will stop further cooking.

5. Remove Spinach from ice water also and squeeze all of the excess water.

6. Now you can make paste with this blanched spinach and use in your curries like palak paneer and palak puri too


palak puri with veg pickle
NOW LET US SEE HOW TO MAKE PALAK PURI(SPINACH PURI):---

1. In a big mixing bowl add wheat flour, spinach paste, salt, one tab sp oil, grated garlic and mix with your hand to make a semi- hard dough(if you fell like dough is little bit hard to form like a ball or cracks on the ball then sprinkle little water and knead well).

2. Keep the dough covered for at least 10 min.

3. Then divide the dough in to equal sized balls (this measurement gives you nearly 15 balls)

4. Now dust the surface with little flour and roll the each ball in to 4 inch – diameter discs.

5. In the same time heat oil in a deep frying pan and fry this beautiful green color puries both sides in a medium heat.

6. Remove from oil and drain on to an absorbent paper and serve hot with any pickle and curd or raita or you can try with dal fry also a good combination for this puri

31 comments:

Priya said...

Welcome back Padma, seems u guys had wonderful time during ur vacations..Fluffy spinach puri looks prefect with cauliflower pickles..prefect combo..

notyet100 said...

glad to cee u back,..yummy combi,..;-)

Varunavi said...

What a come back with a fav tiffin of everyone here.Heard of this but never made it,looks wonderful

Where is cauliflower pickle recipe??

chakhlere said...

Great!! Puri look super yummmy!!
My Fav....pls pass on.

meeso said...

Not bad for no food in the house, I would love this for lunch :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

new ingredients to puri...nice recipe

Sarah Naveen said...

Good to see you back dea..!! Wow!! Puri looks so yummy and healthy..Love to grab it now..

Gita said...

Lovely platter...looks so tempting :)

LG said...

Welcome back dear. Palak Puri looks yummy :)

Dolly said...

Awesome Palak Puris.. They look perfect all puffed up. Great Click.I always have frozen spinach in my freeze. Now I know what else I can make apart from Palak Daal.

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious puriii....

Sushma Mallya said...

welcome back rekha,hope u enjoyed ur vaction and had a great time...spinach puri is quiet a healthy one yet very yummy too...And nice click as always

AshKuku said...

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Shama Nagarajan said...

welcome back dear....yummy puri...make me feel hungry now

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back, what a dish and such beautiful photos.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy puri! My kids love it...

Pavithra said...

Loooooooooks too yummy with wonderful platter..

San!!! said...

Fluffy puri's n flaky too,healthy as well

Padma said...

Nice to see you back Padma. Nice helathy poori's.

Cham said...

Hope u a blast in India! Palak puri and pickle not a bad idea at all!

Prathibha said...

I love this....yummy combo...good to see u back...

Rekha said...

welcome back, palak puris look yummy

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see an yummy recipe after a long time....happy to know that u had wonderful time....poori's look extremely yum....

Kavitha said...

Om Sai Ram,
Rekha i am so happy to recieve your note on Swami.It is very true he continues to guide us. See how we have met in blogspace :))

Your blog is beautiful..so much variety. Good work !!
Can i request you to pls add my blog to your blogroll and also can i add rekha's kitchen to my blogroll

Thanks.
Have a good day
Kavitha

Aruna Manikandan said...

Puri looks fluffy...
My daughter loves puri....
Will try out soon..

Sowjanya said...

Hope you had a great vacation in India. Fluffy puris and healthy spinach too. Waiting to see new special recipes from the vacation.

Usha said...

Welcome back ! The puri looks fabulous !

sneh said...

These puris look so mouth watering and healthy.
I would eat it right away! :)
do drop by

http://www.inspired-recipes.com/

Suma Rajesh said...

i make them offen...looks delicious..

Food Fanatic said...

wow look how they fluffed up!

Anupama said...

Great tips for blanching there! I've only had these puris once so far and that too long time back in a potluck party. Now I know how to make it :-)