Friday

Palak paneer Poori-Kids Lunchbox

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Hello Dearies!!! Like me, You also must be having leftovers from either party or too many items in the menu, that few get ignored by the guests. Palak Paneer tastes amazing as is even after a day or so in the refrigerator, but when you have kids who die for porri's, you can also make it into one and finish the leftover food.

We live in a world where we must not be wasting any resources/food, kids are hungry even in the US of A. Need, I say more.

Indian food and recipes are  full of such leftover magic mingles, we use leftover rice and bread in number of ways, curries get transformed into poori's or parathas and rice into different types of tadkas opr pulav's.

Palak Paneer Recipe here.

You will need;
1 cup leftover palak paneer
** Mash and break the paneer cubes as fine as possible
2 cups Wheat Flour 
1 tbspn fine sooji or semolin)
1 tspn red chili powder
1 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn cumin and coriander powder
1 tsp salt or as per taste
1/2 tspn sugar-optional
2 cups Oil for deep frying--Approx
water to knead the dough
**this dough is slightly hard and not like chapati so use less water to knead the dough, only if needed as the palak paneer will also be wet enough.

In a bowl, take the flour and semolina and add the dry powders, salt and sugar, add the palak paneer paste and knead into a hard dough . Keep aside for 10 mins.

In a wok, take oil for frying, take only as much as the pooris will immerse, I would say about 2-3 cups of oil, and heat it till it smokes once and then reduce the heat to medium.

Make small round balls of the dough and roll each one out (try rolling like thin cookies). 
Fry each one of them in the hot oil, one at a time. DO not rush and be extremely careful when frying. The ideal way to fry poori's is to slide the poori from one side of the wok. DO Not throw the poori's in the hot oil, the oil will splutter and splash and burn your hands.

Once you slide in the poori in the hot oil, let it puff up from one side, once it puffs up, turn it and let the other side puff up.. once both sides are puffed , drain them on some paper towels to remove excess oil and enjoyy them hot or cold, either ways they are delish.
These make for a quick kids lunch box or picnic food item along the way.


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