While contemplating about weight gain over a bowl of ice cream, my friend reflected that – If the food is very very tasty, you can be sure that its fatty. True… how true!!
The foods that make you drool are almost always fattening! Cakes, chocolate, ice cream – Uh hmm… not good for your backside! Try switching your tracks and think about savory goodies. The first thing that comes to your mind is potato chips. Slowly other deep fried items like vada, bonda, puffs follow…Sigh…
Poori is also one of the guilt treats. Harry and Bebo love these. I don’t know how to deep fry, am simply scared of handling hot oil. On second thoughts, its good that I am scared of oil. I am doing enough damage in the form of baked goodies!
These were made finally when Harry’s mother was visiting us. It has soya flour and spinach. This is as healthy as an unhealthy item can get ;-).
These colorful Palak Pooris, made with less than 5 ingredients, are my entry for the second day of Blogging Marathon.
- Wheat Flour/Atta : 1 cup
- Soya Powder : 1/4 cup
- Rava/Semolina : 1 tbsp
- Spinach : 1 cup chopped, half of a small bunch
- Oil : to deep fry
- Grind soya chunks into a fine powder. Measure 1/4 cup of this and add the wheat flour and rava (if using) to it.
- Wash and clean the spinach leaves. Boil in a quarter cup of water for 2 minutes. Cool and blend into a puree.
- Add the soya, rava and wheat flours to the spinach puree and kneed to get a dough without adding any water.
- Divide the dough into small balls. Roll them into slightly thick circles of about 5″ diameter.
- Deep fry in oil and serve hot with potato masala.
The original recipe is from Nita Mehta’s book ‘Food for Children’.
The addition of rava makes the puri crisp. I didn’t use this though.
You shouldn’t rest the puri dough, since that would make it greasy (it seems).
Beetroot or pumpkin puree can be substituted for spinach to get purple or yellow puris.
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23 thoughts on “Soya & Spinach Puris”
Green pooris looks great! Nice idea to add veggies to poori dough.
The spinach gives them a great colour and I’m sure taste too!
So green and so gorgeous looking Poori!
Simple and a lovely one!!!!
Lovely green color ~ adding soy flour is brilliant!
Lovely color and nice way to incorporate spinach and soy.
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Those puffed up puris look awesome. Adding soy flour sounds healthy. Will have to these soon.
Love those puffed beauties.
wow, never added soy flour in making pooris, sounds like a great addition and of course spinach is the star here :)
Luv the go green poris…Healthy one which kids will luv it..
healthy and delicious tiffin or snack..I would eat them just like that!:)
My favorite tiffin snack, especially when I am not kicked about eating any vegetables with the puris. Lovely pictures
spinach and soya, this is one healthy puri
cute looking puris!
Love palak pooris anytime..those look so cute actually..:)
Love the hue of the pooris. It is very indulgent.
Wow pooris looks super excellent, love the addition of soya flour..
absolutely gorgeous…loving those puris..hmm…once in a while its ok ..to indulge into such foods:)
very innovative way to add health as well as use up the soya chunks that I keep buying but never use ! Thanks for sharing this Rajani.. may be I will make parathas with the atta, but Pooris are not very preferred @ my place !
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Wow so good yumm spinach pooris..