Healthy and Nutritious Spinach Parcels

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 10 large spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • oil for deep frying
  • For Stuffing: 250 g - potato, grated (or boiled and mashed)
  • 50 g - carrot, grated
  • 50 g - beetroot
  • 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 and 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
  • salt

How to Make Healthy and Nutritious Spinach Parcels

  • Dip spinach leaves in hot salted water for a few seconds.
  • Remove and dry on a cloth (without damaging them).
  • Preparation of stuffing:
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil, add onion, green chilli and ginger
  • Fry till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add vegetables along with garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and turmeric.
  • Fry till they become soft, add soaked soya flakes, mix well and cook till the curry becomes dry.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, peanuts and lime juice.
  • Mix well and remove from fire.
  • Make 10 balls out of stuffing and keep aside.
  • Preparation of parcels:
  • Spread the spinach leaves on wrong side, put a ball of stuffing in the centre, close it like a parcel
  • Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  • Prepare all leaves like this and keep aside.
  • Prepare batter with besan, corn flour, salt and soda (like bajji batter).
  • Dip the parcels in batter and deep fry till light golden in colour
  • Put them on paper napkin to absorb excess oil if any.
  • Serve them hot as evening snack.