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Palak Puri – Spinach Poori Recipe

Palak poori (पालक पूरी), also known as Spinach Poori, is made by mixing wheat flour with pureed spinach (primarily) and other spices. This spinach poori (also spelled as puri) is healthier version of poori. This spinach poori with its vibrant green color is not only delicious to eat, but also looks good on dining table.

What is a poori or puri

Poori or puri is a Indian flat bread, normally in smaller size compared to chapatti, and is made with flour. This is then deep fried. The process of deep frying helps in getting the puffed shape (steam getting trapped).

Spinach - Palak Ke Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Spinach – Palak Ke Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

How to make best Spinach poori

The secret of a puffed spinach poori is following.

  • Dough : The dough for the puri needs to be tight and not sticky or loose. In case of spinach poori, use semi-tight dough. Close to tight dough.
  • Thickness of Poori : Too thick puri will not puff, and if puri too thin, puri will become like papad during deep frying.
  • Fresh Dough : I will suggest that you should use fresh dough and not rested (dough from previous day) dough.
  • Fresh Spinach: Use fresh spinach. You can use frozen spinach, but will be watery after thawing and not as tasty.
  • Frying on low to medium heat : I will recommend doing a small dough test. In heated oil, drop in small pinch of dough, that fried dough should pop up to top. If oil is too hot, puri won’t puff and get burnt. If oil is cold, puri won’t puff at all.
Spinach - Palak Ke Poori | Your Food Fantasy
Spinach – Palak Ke Poori | Your Food Fantasy

Method of making spinach poori

Make the puree of spinach (use fresh spinach leaves if possible). Now mix spinach puree, salt, little oil in wheat flour and knead to dough. Make small dough balls. Roll these dough balls to small circular shapes. Deep fry these in medium heat.

Benefits of Palak / Spinach poori

  • This poori recipe is vegan.
  • You can make it gluten-free by using multi-grain flour, in stead of wheat flour.
  • Spinach poori is a tasty way to feed greens to kids.
  • Palak / Spinach poori is a less guilty version of poori, compared to normal plain poori.
  • Spinach poori recipe is quick and takes less than 30 mins.

Serving suggestion

Serve spinach poori with potato curry, or raita or pickle. Serve poori hot.

Poori Lover ?

If you like poori, you can try my most popular Bedmi Poori, or other poori recipes like Ajwain Poori, Methi Poori, Aloo Poori.


Spinach - Palak Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Spinach Poori – Palak Poori

Indian puffed bread made with spinach, giving one of the best tasting poori and the goodness of spinach
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 Poori
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 Grams Spinach/Palak
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 200 Ml Oil For Deep Frying (Not whole oil will get used)

Instructions
 

  • First of all wash spinach leaves and put them in salted boiling water for 10 minutes. After that take spinach out and grind spinach to a fine paste.
  • Now add this paste, salt and one tablespoon of oil to the flour and knead it to a semi-tight dough.
    Mixing of spinach and wheat flour for palak poori | your food fantasy
  • Keep this Dough covered for 10 minutes.
    Palak poori dough | spinach poori dough | yourfoodfantasy.com
  • Now divide the dough into 15 equal parts and make the small rounds of it.
    Dough balls ready for palak poori | YourFoodFantasy.com
  • Roll each and every  round into a 4-5 inch diameter circle.
    Making of Palak Poori | YourFoodFantasy.com
  • Deep fry these circles (Poori) in the hot oil from both the sides till they are crispy.
  • Serve these spinach pooris hot and enjoy them with the curry, pickle, raita of your choice 🙂
    Spinach Poori Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Notes

  • Always check the temperature of oil before frying poori. If oil is too hot, the poori will be brown in colour without cooking properly (only the surface layer will get cooked) and if oil is cold the poori will not fluff properly.
  • Dough needs to be in semi-tight state.
  • Try to use fresh dough.
  • Make sure that spinach / palak is in paste state when kneading.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Poori – Palak Poori
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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