Spinach Poori | How to make Spinach Poori
Palak poori recipe is a delicious variation of poori made with palak or spinach. These palak poori have a beautiful green color and look good on the dining table.
Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
green, palak, poori, puri, spinach
For blanching and making puree
Water or add as required
Oil for deep fry
Salt as needed
Blanching palak for palak poori
Rinse palak leaves in water very well. Drain all the water .
In a deep pan heat 3 cups water till its starts boiling.
Place the palak leaves in the hot water. Immerse the palak leaves in the hot water and blanch for 1 min
With the help of tongs lift the blanches leaves.
Then place the blanched leaves in 2 cups cold water.
Strain all the water in a colander.
Without adding any water blend to a smooth puree. Keep aside.
Making palak poori dough
Take 2 cups whole wheat flour in a mixing bowl .
Also add 1 tbsp sooji and add salt as per taste.
Add the palak puree.
Mix the palak puree with the wheat flour.
Shake and rise the blender with ¼ cup water so that the puree stuck to the sides and bottom of jar gets mixed with the water.
Add this water in parts to the flour mixture.
And knead to a semi soft dough . Cover and keep aside for 10 mins
Then divide the dough in medium sized balls. Roll them into neat round balls.
Take one dough ball . Flatten it and spread some oil to rolling pin
With a rolling pin, gently roll to a 4 inches poori. Roll to poori which are neither thick nor thin.
Frying palak poori
Heat oil in a pan or kadai.
The oil is medium heat .
Gently slid one palak poori in the medium hot oil.
The oil will bubble , sizzle and the poori will come on top of the oil.
Nudge with a slotted spoon, so that the palak poori puffs up while frying.
Fry till the oil stops sizzling
Then with the slotted spoon, gently turn over.
Fry the second side of the palak poori.
Remove the palak poori with the slotted spoon.
Place the fried palak poori on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil.
Prepare remaining palak poori in the same way.
Serve palak poori with potato curry or chana masala or veg kuram or curry of your choice.
We can also add ginger and green chili while blending spinach paste. It will also give good taste to poori.