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Healthy and Nutritious Spinach Parcels
By : Uma Devi Ramachandra
Category : Spinach, Andhra recipes, Desserts and snacks, Besan
Servings : 5-6
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Dip spinach leaves in hot salted water for a few seconds.
  2. Remove and dry on a cloth (without damaging them).

Peparation of stuffing:

  1. Heat a tablespoon of oil, add onion, green chilli & ginger
  2. Fry till the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add vegetables along with garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric.
  4. Fry till they become soft, add soaked soya flakes, mix well & cook till the curry becomes dry.
  5. Add chopped coriander leaves, peanuts & lime juice.
  6. Mix well and remove from fire.
  7. Make 10 balls out of stuffing and keep aside.

Preparation of parcels:

  1. Spread the spinach leaves on wrong side, put a ball of stuffing in the centre, close it like a parcel
  2. Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  3. Prepare all leaves like this and keep aside.
  4. Prepare batter with besan, corn flour, salt and soda (like bajji batter).
  5. Dip the parcels in batter & deep fry them till light golden in colour
  6. Put them on paper napkin to absorb excess oil if any.
  7. Serve them hot as evening snack.
10 - large spinach leaves
1 tbsp - oil
oil for deep frying

For Stuffing:
250 g - potato, grated (or boiled & mashed)
50 g - carrot, grated
50 g - beatroot
1 tbsp - peanuts, crushed lightly
2 - green chillies, chopped fine
1 - onion, big, chopped fine
1 tsp - red chilli powder
1/2 inch - chopped ginger
1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
salt to taste
40 g - soya flakes (soaked in water for few min & squeezed dry)
a pinch of turmeric
juice of 1 lime (optional)

For Batter (Outer Covering):
200 g - besan
2 tbsp - corn flour
a pinch of cooking soda

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