How to make Palak Namakpara - Diwali Special -

The crisp and flaky texture of these namakparas makes them irresistible. This recipe is a healthier alternative to the regular deep-fried ones, because it is baked. Plus, it has the goodness of spinach in it. A perfect recipe if you want to celebrate Diwali the healthy way.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Spinach puree (पालक की प्यूरी ), Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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For more recipes related to Palak Namakpara - Diwali Special checkout Palak Paneer Tofu, Palak Dhokla, Palak Paneer Dosa, Spinach Cheese Balls-SK Khazana . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Besan Egg Chilla, Gougères, Chicken Sausage Roll, Khasta Kachori-SK Khazana.

Palak Namakpara - Diwali Special

Palak Namakpara - Diwali Special Recipe Card

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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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Namakpara - Diwali Special Recipe

  • Spinach puree 1/4 cup

  • Spinach leaves (palak) shredded 10-12

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + fo

  • Oil for greasing

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pure ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Salt 3/4 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) crushed 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Mix together refinedflour and baking powder into a bowl. Add ghee and rub in with fingertips till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Add salt, crushed carom seeds, spinach puree and shredded spinach leaves and mix well. Add one-fourth cup chilled water and knead intoa stiff dough. Cover and set aside for fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a baking tray with a little oil and dust with some flour.

Step 4

Sprinkle some flour on the worktop and roll out the dough into a half-centimeter thick disc.

Step 5

Cut the rolled out dough into diamond shaped pieces. Place them on the baking tray, place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Step 6

Serve or store in an airtight container.

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