How to Make Spinach Puri (Palak Puri)
Spinach (Palak) Puris
Delightful, Healthy, and Delicious Green Puris
Puri is a very popular breakfast dish in India. It is an unleavened deep-fried bread that can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, or light meal. It is served with a delicious curry on the side.
This spinach puri is a special puri that is made with spinach puree and other herbs. Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol. It is a good source of vitamins, fiber, iron, calcium, protein, and minerals. In other words, it has all the nutrients that are beneficial for the entire body.
Wheat flour has many health benefits. It has iron, calcium, dietary fiber, folic acid, zinc, vitamin E, copper, vitamin B 1, B 2, and B 3. It prevents constipation and lowers cholesterol.
How to Make Spinach Puri At-a-Glance
Making spinach puri is very easy. You have to mix spinach puree with wheat flour, minced herbs, salt, and very little oil or ghee. Knead together adding very little water to get a smooth and firm dough. Set aside covered for 15 minutes.
Next, make lemon-sized balls out of it. Roll each of them into a small disc. Deep-fry them one by one in hot oil. They fluff up and fry in no time. Place them on an absorbent paper towel.
Serve hot puris with a savory side dish or curry. This is a truly delightful food to relish.
Now, let me share the detailed recipe with you.
- 3 cups wheat flour
- 3/4 cup spinach, blanched, pureed
- 1/4 inch ginger, chopped
- 1-2 green chili, chopped
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp ghee or butter, optional, instead, you can use oil
- 1 tbsp oil, for making the dough
- 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
- oil for deep-frying
Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Spinach (Palak) Puri
- Wash spinach. Blanch them. Put them into a mixer or blender. Add chopped green chilies and chopped ginger.
- Grind together to get a smooth puree. Set aside.
- Take wheat flour in a large bowl. Throw in cumin seeds. Add spinach puree, salt, and oil. Mix them.
- Knead adding water little by little to get a smooth and firm dough. Cover the dough. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- Divide the dough in many small lemon-sized balls. Roll each of them into 2 1/2 inch diameter discs.
- Deep-fry them one by one in hot oil. Remove, place them on an absorbent paper towel.
- Palak (spinach) puris are ready! Serve them with a spicy chutney or a savory curry.
- Enjoy eating this delightful combo!
Nutritional Information of Spinach(Palak) Puri
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 26 g||9%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 6 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|