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Palak Poori / Spinach Poori

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The
market next to our home gets busy during the weekends. I used to buy
fresh vegetables & groceries during the weekends and store them in
refrigerator for the following
week’s usage. Only exception is, “I don’t store greens inside the
fridge”. I buy it and consume it immediately when it is fresh. Last
Sunday, I bought fresh spinach from the nearby market to prepare Dal Spinach for lunch.

All my
cousins paid a surprise visit last Sunday. The time was 9.30 AM and
they were yet to complete their breakfast. Sometimes, it is difficult to
get ideas when guests
visit our home as what dish can be prepared with the available
ingredients in the kitchen. I was thinking what to prepare for breakfast
and lunch and my mind settled on Poori as everyone likes Poori. Poori
is a special dish among Indian households. We prepare
it most of the time when guests visit our home. At the same time I was
thinking as what can be done with the spinach. It can’t last for long
and there wasn’t enough spinach to make a dish of sizable quantity for
lunch. So, I decided to include spinach preparing
poories. The end result is Palak Poories with potato masala. Doesn’t it
sound a good combination? The dish turned out to be good and everyone
liked the green color of the poories which was a refreshing change from
the golden brown color.

Do
you want to know what I prepared for lunch? Well, it is an Andhra meal
which includes Annam (Steamed rice), Pappu koora (Dal using toor dal),
Bendakaya pulusu (Okra in tamarind gravy), Sithapandu chaaru (Tamarind Rasam), Chintha chiguru
podi (tamarind leaves peanut powder), Arati Puvvu curry (Banana flower
dry curry), Karuveppilai thokku, Thandu keerai poriyal, avakaya oorugaya
(Andhra mango pickle) and ghee. 🙂 Long
list indeed.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 8 persons

Ingredients:

Wheat flour / Atta – 3 cups

Palak Leaves / Spinach – Leaves from 1 bunch, came about 2 and 1/2 cups

Green chillies – 2 nos

Salt – to taste

Oil – for deep frying

Wheat flour – 1/4 cup, for dusting

 Method:

1)
Remove the stems and wash the spinach leaves. Cut the leaves into small
pieces and blanch it with hot water. Allow it to cool to room
temperature.

2) Grind it to a fine paste along with green chillies.

3) Take wheat flour in a wide mixing bowl.

4) Add the ground spinach leaves.

5) Add salt.

6) Add water slowly and make a very tight dough. If required add a teaspoon of oil.

7)
Divide the dough into lemon size balls. Roll each of them into round
shapes using a rolling pin. Dust it with flour or oil to help rolling.

8)
Heat oil in a frying pan. When it is hot and not smoking, add the poories
one by one. Slightly press on each side to allow the poories to puff
up.

9)
When both the sides are cooked (the instance when the color turns to
golden brown), transfer the poories to the bowl covered with paper
tissues. The paper tissues
will help to drain the excess oil.

10) Serve hot with potato kurma/ potato masala.

Notes:

1)
Addition of green chilli is optional. Without green chilli, you can
directly add the ground spinach paste to the flour to make dough.

2) Add ajwain/carom seeds or cumin seeds to the dough (optional).

3)
The dough should be tight and the temperature of the oil should be hot.
Test it with a very small pinch of dough. It should immediately come to
the surface of the oil. Otherwise,
the poories will absorb more oil and poories will become soggy.

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Divya A

My fav pooris love it with spicy chicken curry or potato sides 🙂 Nice delectable clicks 🙂
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Hamaree Rasoi

Felt like eating some hot fluffy pooris right away !! Very tempting clicks

Suja Manoj

Green pooris looks so pretty,yummy

divya

looks sooooooooo tempting n lovely clicks!!!

Unknown

fluffy pooris:) spinach added nice flavour

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Madhavi

Yummyyy poori..my son loves palak poori!!!

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Deepthi KR

In a little healthy way!!! looks awesome!
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Priya Suresh

Love this green fluffy pooris, my fav.

pepper bowl

Healthy poories,…Nice choice for healthy dinner..

great-secret-of-life

Green Puri… must be attractive for kids
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Uma

looks super delicious and tempting. Happy New year!!

Julie

very healthy & delicious!!
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Ivysew

I love this. Thanks for sharing… 🙂

Lifewithspices

i simply love it..

Sweet'n'Savoury

Lovely puris..love the use of spinach.

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healthy poori…
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Unknown

Must try recipe…looks healthy…

chef and her kitchen

I love these pooris..I am wondering how u got time 2 take the pics when u hv guests at home..;) saw ur lunch list,u know Telugu??

Unknown

The colour is so attractive if not the health quotient. Happy new year uma!

Swathi

Spinach poori looks really yumm. Love the color.

Raks

I love this one over the plain one. I too make same way except i add ajwain in it 🙂

Unknown

Thanks All for the comments.

@prathibha Garre, These are the left out poories after serving to them. Clicked it quickly before preparing the lunch. I can somehow understand telugu. 🙂

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