Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spinach-Chickpea Buns

Everyone must have tried palak paneer, a friend mentioned spinach and chickpeas, i have seen this dish in restaurants,never made it by myself,and also I haven't been able to go and pick a loaf of bread from the stores.So i found myself baking bread yet again.Over the weekend, a whole lot of articles appeared in the newspapers on how the locally packed bread in India are really unhealthy.So more reason to make bread!




As i was preparing the chana palak, the bread dough was rising, the idea came to stuff the bread.It was a good idea.I finally even got my LM to eat some palak!!Achievement.Palak/Spinach and chickpeas are both good and healthy in their own ways and a combination can only be better!



This is how i made it.

Flour 3 cups (1.5 cups wheat flour+ 1.5cup all purpose flour/maida)
Honey 1 tablespoon
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Salt 1 tsp
Warm water 1 cup
Yeast 1 and half tsp
Dry milk powder 1 tablespoon
Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Add the flours in a mixing bowl, add the yeast,salt and sugar with honey and milk powder.
  • Add enough warm water to make a smooth dough.
  • Apply 1 tablespoon oil and knead well until the oil vanishes from your hands and the dough springs back when you push it.
  • In a greased bowl, keep the dough and roll it once so the dough is coated with oil well.Cover and leave it for about 1 hour or more to double in size.
  • Once the size has doubled, punch the air out and dust the counter or a wooden board where you can make the rolls.
  • Take a ball of dough the size of an orange and roll it into a rectangular shape and place a teaspoon of the filling along the length of the roll and seal the sides applying water on the sides.

  • Else make round shape and stuff it with the filling and bring all sides together.
  • Arrange them in a baking tray and bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes until the bottoms begin to brown.

To make the filling:
Spinach 2 cups blanched with salt
Chick peas 1 cup cooked and cooled
Onions 1 small
Tomato 1 small (optional)
Ginger 1 inch piece crushed
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Ground cumin seed powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Puree the blanched spinach and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions,ginger and fry,
  • Add the spinach puree and cook until the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the cooked chick peas and cook well until all blend well.
  • Add salt to taste and the masala powders.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes until its a nice dry gravy.(You can use this as a side dish for chapatis too).Mash the chick peas which will make the filling nice and thick and easier to stuff the breads.
  • Let this cool before you make the filling.

Enjoy hot rolls with tomato sauce or as it is.
Tips:
- The above measures will yield about 8 medium buns.
- the rectangular shape was easier to make the stuffing than the round ones.

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16 comments:

  1. looks very very yummy. Might try this because I am crazy about baking breads at home

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