Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Green Puris

Green Puris - yes they are made with spinach. Eat spinach in any form and they are good for you. So, when Pooja from Creative Pooja announced that the vegetable of the week is spinach I decided that I will send her a recipe this time. This was so much of a coincidence that I was talking to my mom last week and she gave me the recipe for spinach puris. So, here goes the recipe. Sure, you will turn green with envy :)

2 cups wheat flour (atta)
1 cup thawed chopped frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh spinach)
1 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 to 2 tsps oil for the dough
Salt to taste
Oil for frying the puris

Method1. Blanch the frozen thawed spinach in hot water for 5 minutes. If you do not have time to thaw the spinach, you can put it in the microwave for about 2 minutes. You still need to blanch it as it removes the raw smell from the spinach. Drain and set aside to cool.
2. Once cooled, blend to a fine paste. Add very little water.
3. Mix the wheat flour, red chilli powder, coriander powder, yogurt, milk and salt. Slowly add the spinach mixture and knead into dough. Do check the consistency of the dough. Do not make it too soft as you would not be able to roll out the puris. Set the dough aside for at least one hour before making the puris.
Dough mixed with pureed spinach and spices
4. Heat oil in a pan. Make small balls of the puri dough, roll out and fry the puris.

Green Puris
Serve hot with a spicy side dish.
Recipe courtesy: Shanthi Krishnan


USHA said...

Hi Lakshmik,

Wonderful green colour puris,that too with healthy leafyvegetable.

Done a gr8job.

Pooja said...

hi Laxmi,
thanks for this lovely post, going to include this in the entries for today. I have replied to your email, just check it out.
Have fun,
Keep blogging .

FH said...

Excellent looking and very healthy recipe.YUM!!

Mythreyee said...

green puris. never heard of. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. will give it a shot sometime this week. looks awesome.

Sia said...

delicious and healthy:)
i have cooked green chapathi several time but never poori:) will do next time for sure:)

Tweety said...

Hey Lakshmi...my pink parathas found a buddy in your green puris :)
Nice healthy version of pooris...great!

Lakshmi said...

looks great Lakshmi, so yummy.

TNL said...

This looks great! This would really complement a spicy curry! Thanks.


Priya said...

yummm....this will surely help in getting rid a lil guilt from eating puri's :-) Thank you soo much Lakshmi ;-)

Vcuisine said...

Hi Lakshmi, Very nice, something news and healthy. Viji

Vani said...

What a lovely idea-to incorporate healthy spinach with puris! Will try it soon! :)

lakshmiammal said...

Hi LakshmiK,
Nice recipe.I love the greenery in it. A gr8 combo for some reddish kurma.Have you tried making chapathis with it?

Shilpa said...

wow..they look absolutely delicious. I have tasted them before but didn't know the recipe. Thanks dear...

Lakshmik said...

Hi Lakshmiammal

I made chapathis with the same dough. Posting the pictures rightaway.