Spanakopita…My Way!!

Spanakopita, a greek savory pastry with spinach, feta, onion filling along with seasoning.  A snack is made using phyllo pastry sheets, which are readily available in the grocery stores.

I am not a big fan of feta cheese, so thought why not make these with spinach and paneer filling.  So created this delicious finger food which is quick and simple to make when you have the unexpected guests or prepare the filling a couple of days before you want to make these beauties.


My husband goes, “what are you making?” I was like the spinach & cheese, he was like I love those.  So after a few secs, he goes are you using feta, I was like no.  Then I went ahead and start making them.  When he tried, he was like you can't even tell there is no feta in it…My daughter and husband loved them..

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped spinach (I used frozen)
  • 1/4 cup paneer crumbled ( I used homemade)
  • 1-2 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • puff pastry sheets ( used readymade)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour

Directions:

In a frying pan, heat the oil.  Add chopped spinach and saute until almost cooked.

DSC_3273-1Add salt, red chili powder along with paneer and cumin powder.  Mix well and sautee for additional few minutes until the spinach color changes.  Let the mixture cool down.  The filling is ready.

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Thaw the puff pastry sheets.  Pull out a pastry sheet, using a little flour roll the pastry sheet.

Cut out small squares and fill 1 tablespoon of the spinach filling and give it a shape of your choice.  I gave it a shape of a potli, or you can fold it in half and using a fork seal the edges.

Since the pastry dough was so soft I just rolled it into a ball and using a rolling pin rolled it and fill it with the filling.DSC_3278-1 DSC_3277-1

DSC_3279-1 Preheat the oven at 400F and bake it for 10-13 minutes or crust is golden brown.  Serve hot with your favorite chutney or eat it just like that.

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Spanakopita...My Way!!
 
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Spanakopita, a greek snack made with spinach and feta cheese.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped spinach (I used frozen)
  • ¼ cup paneer crumbled ( I used homemade)
  • 1-2 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 packet of puff pastry sheets ( used readymade)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Add chopped spinach and saute until almost cooked.
  2. Add salt, red chili powder along with paneer and cumin powder. Mix well and sautee for additional few minutes until the spinach color changes. Let the mixture cool down. The filling is ready.
  3. Thaw the puff pastry sheets. Pull out a pastry sheet, using a little flour roll the pastry sheet.
  4. Cut out small squares and fill 1 tablespoon of the spinach filling and give it a shape of your choice. I gave it a shape of a potli, or you can fold it in half and using a fork seal the edges.
  5. Since the pastry dough was so soft I just rolled it into a ball and using a rolling pin rolled it and fill it with the filling.
  6. Preheat the oven at 400F and bake it for 10-13 minutes or crust is golden brown. Serve hot with your favorite chutney or eat it just like that.

 

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