How to make Pisi -

Refined flour dough sheets stuffed with spinach mixture and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Pisi Recipe Card


Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pisi Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups

  • Spinach blanched and chopped 2 cups

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh yeast 5 grams

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Feta cheese crumbled 1 cup


Step 1

Sift together flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast, sugar and half cup of water, mix well and set aside till frothy.

Step 2

Mix well, add one fourth cup of water and knead into a soft dough. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside for two hours.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and onion, mix and sauté for two minutes.

Step 4

Add spinach, mix well and for a minute. Add cheese and mix well. Set aside.

Step 5

Divide the dough into eight equal portions. Roll out each portion into a sheet, place a portion of the stuffing on one half and fold the other half over the stuffing. Seal the edges with a fork.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the prepared pisis till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Serve immediately.

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