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Palak Puri Recipe

Puris are a deep-fat fried bread made from unleavened whole-wheat flour. It has its origin from the Indian subcontinent and typically prepared as a breakfast option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Soy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1 green chili
  • ¼ inch ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Blend the spinach, ginger, cumin seeds, and green chili with about ¼ cup of water, use more if needed and set it aside.
  • In a bowl, mix whole wheat flour, salt, and 2 tbsp oil. After you get a homogenous mix, add the spinach paste to the flour mix and form it into a firm dough. Add more water if the dough appears too dry. Grease your palm and knead the dough for 1-2 minutes. Cover the dough and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them gently. Lightly oil the surface you want to roll the puris and roll them into a six-inch round (approximately)
  • Or use puri press - Grease the puri press on both sides and place the small dough balls in between and press gently. (check out the video in the recipe card below)
  • Heat at least one to two inches of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. To check if oil is ready, drop a small piece of dough into the oil. The dough should float to the top, without any change in color.
  • Place one puri at a time in the frying pan and press it with a skimmer. The puris should puff up slowly. Turn the puri over to the other side. Continue to fry the other side until both sides turn light golden color.
  • Take the puris out and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Repeat the process for remaining puris.

Video

Notes

  • Blanching spinach is an option before blending it. This is a good option if you do not have organic spinach. 
  • Adding raw and chopped spinach directly to the wheat flour without making it into a puree is another way of preparing this. Be sure to chop them really fine if you are doing it this way. 
  • The spinach puree itself is usually enough to prepare the dough and you don’t need any water. If you still feel the dough is very dry, you can always sprinkle a little water and knead it to a soft but stiff dough. 
  • Check the heat of frying oil before dropping the rolled piece of poori dough. Oil should be very hot for the puri to puff up immediately.
  • Flip the puris only once. Flipping it multiple times will make them absorb more oil. 
  • Place the hot puris on a paper napkin, so that it will absorb the excess oil from puris. 
 
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 3mg