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Palak Puri | Spinach Poori | Deep Fried Spinach Flatbread
Palak Puri | Spinach Poori | Deep Fried Spinach Flatbread
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Palak Puri | Spinach Poori | Deep Fried Spinach Flatbread, is a delicious Indian flatbread that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Course: Breakfast, dinner, Lunch Recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Afghan flatbread, deep fried flatbread, green, palak, puri, spinach
Servings: 15 Puri
  • Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
  • Fine semolina / Rava - 2 TBSP optional
  • Spinach - 1 cup frozen or 2 cups (fresh, packed)
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Ajwain / Omam / Carom seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp optional
  • Oil - 1 tsp plus more to deep fry
  1. I used frozen chopped spinach leaves to make the palak puri. I thawed it in the microwave for about 4 minutes and used it. If using fresh spinach, use twice as much as frozen and saute it in about 1/2 tsp of oil until the spinach wilts and softens.
  2. Let the spinach cool down a bit and then grind it along with ginger and green chilies into a smooth puree, adding as little water as possible.
  3. Measure whole wheat flour and add the fine semolina to it (if using). My mother taught me that adding semolina keeps the puri puffed up for a while.
  4. Add the salt, sugar, carom seeds and the ground spinach puree to the wheat flour.
  5. Mix well and sprinkle water to make a stiff dough. Add 1 tsp of oil to the dough and further knead for few seconds.
  6. Let the dough rest for just about 5 minutes or until the oil heats up for deep frying. Do not knead the dough in advance as it will absorb more oil while frying.
  7. Heat oil to deep fry the puri.
  8. Divide the dough into small lime size pieces and roll it out into a 3 to 4 inch circle dusting with little flour.
  9. Carefully slide the rolled dough into hot oil and deep fry on both sides until it slightly starts to change color. Make sure to remove them when it just stars to change color.
  10. Drain the fried puris on to a paper towel lined tray and serve warm with any side dish of your choice.