How to make Spinach Pie

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : British

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Spinach Pie

Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Spinach Pie Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 1 medium bunch

  • Refined flour (maida) 2½ cups + for dusting

  • Salt 1 tsp + to taste

  • Olive oil 1/3 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon for sealing and brushing

  • Garlic cloves 2

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Walnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Juice of 1/3 lemon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs a few sprigs for garnish

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C. Place a silicon sheet on a baking tray.

Step 2

Combine refined flour, 1 tsp salt and olive oil in a bowl. Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-soft dough. Set aside.

Step 3

Clean, wash and finely chop spinach leaves. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Crush garlic cloves, add and sauté for a while.

Step 4

Add onion and salt, mix and sauté till onion is lightly browned.

Step 5

Add pepper powder, cardamom powder, mix well and sauté well. Add spinach, toss and cook.

Step 6

Add raisins and walnuts, mix well and cook till the spinach wilts and is fully cooked.

Step 7

Add lemon juice and mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 8

Transfer the cooked spinach mixture on a plate and cool to room temperature. Squeeze the excess moisture from the spinach.

Step 9

Dust the dough with little flour and roll out into a large thin sheet. Cut 8 round discs using a medium size cookie cutter.

Step 10

Apply little oil on the edges of discs. Place a spoonful of spinach mixture in the centre, bring in the edges, pinch and make into parcels sealing the edges.

Step 11

Place the parcels on the baking tray, brush with little oil and put in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 12

Remove from heat and place the pies on a serving dish. Garnish with a coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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