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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Palak Puri | Spinach Poori | Breakfast Ideas

       Puri is a deep fried flat bread made with whole wheat flour.One of the major breakfast in north and south India and a favorite food of most people.
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      Spinach one of the largest used greens in northern part of India.Called 'palak' in Hindi and 'pasalai keerai' in Tamil.Palak puri is a slight variation to regular poori. 
         Greens are considered to be good in Iron,betacarotene.Adding to the above spinach is a good source of potassium ,magnesium,calcium ,sodium.I love spinach in dal,kootu,poriyal ,paratha or even with paneer and aloo.Toddlers don't know the importance of this green and they hate it.Not only this especially but any green variety.But they are fond of colors so we can grind and include vegetables to make theri meal a healthy one with required nutrients.for ex:Grind  beets,spinach to make pink, green dosa or pink , green chapathi/puri.Making of poori is not so a healthy way but a good alternative to sneak  some nutrients to our poor eaters.  Also if you are getting bored of regular poori then make this green variety and enjoy.
some of the best accompaniment for poori can be kilangu rajma,paneer sabji etc. 
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This can be best breakfast for kids and toddlers and can be best lunchbox item too.If you want to include palak in raw make juice along with carrot,apple or include in  salad.

How to choose spinach :
  •    Choose dark green ones which are not yellowish.
  •    There should not be any spoilage /water content.if there is any then  choose a different one. 
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Step by step picture recipe for doing palak poori:
  • Wash the spinach 2-3 times and clean the stems if any. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook the leaves until tender.Blanching is  fine too.
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  •  Cool and grind to a smooth paste ,along with 1 green chili.Add wheat flour to a deep bowl ,add pureed palak,salt,jeera,hing,turmeric as well.
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  •  Mix to form a crumbly mixture, add water little by little to make a tight and soft dough.Separate a small portion of dough.Make it to a ball.Flatten it.Dust with flour or oil and roll in to thin disc.
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  • Heat oil .when the oil is hot enough (put a small pinch of dough it will come right up the top) slide in oil.When it puffs up keep pressing the poori. Flip and cook until completely cooked.Drain in paper towel and serve.
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                                             Spinach poori recipe                                   

palak puri                          How to make palak puri recipe  

 Cuisine: Indian   Category:Breakfast Prep time:20 minutes  Cook time:40 minutes  Total Time:1 hour



Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups wheat flour/kothumai maavu.
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/jeeragam.
  • 1 green chili/pachai milagai
  • 1 cup packed spinach/palak
  • little hing
  • salt as required.
  • half to 3/4 cup of water.
Method:
  •  Wash the spinach 2-3 times and clean the stems if any.
  •  Add 1/4 cup of water and cook the leaves until tender.Blanching is fine.
  •  Cool and grind the leaves to a smooth paste ,along with 1 green chili.
  • Add wheat flour to a deep bowl ,add pureed palak,salt,jeera,hing,turmeric as well.
  •  Mix to form a crumbly mixture, add water little by little to make to a tight and soft dough.
  • Separate a small portion of dough.Make it to a ball.Flatten it.
  • Dust it with flour/ oil and roll in to thin disc.
  • Heat oil and fry the poori.When its getting cooked ,press to get a puff.
  •  Flip and cook until completely cooked.
  • Drain in paper towel and serve.
  • Palak puri is ready. Serve with curry of your choice.





12 comments:

  1. kids will surely love palak this way...

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  2. Nice green puris... looks delicious...

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  3. yummy puri luks lovely in green color.

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  4. Healthy colorful pooris, kids will love to have these cute green pooris!

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  5. healthy and yummy poori! Nice vibrant color!!

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  6. Delicious pooris, love the color..

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  7. Love palak puris, we make tiranga puris - one of palak, one of beetroot and one simple :)

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