It had rained a lot here in Mumbai. Felt so great. A french window, greenery as a view and a naughty baby around trying to climb up and sit with mumma.
Hubby around saying make some pakoda and chai please.
So now which one to be made as onion pakoda was already on menu just 2-3 days ago. Thought of making Palak Roll, had forgotten the recipe over the time as last time I had made it around 7-8 years ago. After that never got a chance to make it.
Thought of giving a try again.
When it comes to making appetizers, I feel comfortable with some easy and quick recipes which are made with minimal ingredients. And which will be loved my toddler too????
Here comes the easiest recipe of Palak Roll
1 bunch Palak (Spinach) approx 200-250 gms
1 full-size pack of sliced bread
8-10 medium-sized boiled potatoes
Spices – green chilli paste 1 tsp, ginger garlic paste 1tsp, red chilli powder 1 tsp (the ramdev chilli powder I have got this time is just too hot…. so for me even half tsp is more than enough), salt (as per taste), cumin-coriander seeds powder, garam masala, black pepper powder.
1-2 tsp gram flour (only if required)
Oil for deep frying
Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. Cut the spinach finely, add salt and mix well with hands and palak will leave some juice
then add boiled and mashed potatoes.
dip each bread slice in water, squeeze out water completely and add to the palak potato mixture. (keep 4-5 dry bread slices aside)
add all the other spices and mix well. form a firm dough that is easy to make balls. if it is too soft add some dry bread slices (not dipped in water those are kept handy to balance the dough consistency). If you still feel it’s not to the consistency of making balls then you can add little gram flour.
make cylinder shaped rolls.
Heat oil in a kadhai, deep fry these palak rolls.
Remove when they are golden brown. Put on paper napkins to remove excess oil.
And the yummy crispy from outside soft and delicious inside Palak Roll / Palak Bread Roll is ready to eat.
Serve with coriander chutney/tomato ketchup.
PS: It tastes too good with a hot Kadhi (Like pakoda kadhi).
Happy Reading!!! Happy Eating!!! Happy Rains!!!