Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Crackling Spinach - A Healthy snack / starter



First of all, i wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! I know it's a little late, but i had so much to catch up both at work and home after a week long vacation towards the end of last year.


I thought i will post a healthy recipe for a good start :) I hope 2011 is not as bad as 2010 and i get to post more recipes this year. I saw this recipe in Pari's blog and wanted to try it immediately. It just looked way too tempting :) One catch was, it was deep fried. I thought of trying a low fat version and it came out really well. I just toasted the spinach on an electric griddle till it was dry and crunchy and it was really very tasty and crunchy. I can imagine how much tastier the original deep fried version would be. I will try it some day, but not in winter :)





Ingredients :


Baby Spinach - about 40-50 leaves
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - couple of pinches (as desired)
Salt to taste
Rice flour - 1 spoon



Method :

Wash the baby spinach and pat them dry with a paper towel. Cut into thin strips. Mix the rice flour. The original recipe called for corn flour and i substituted with rice flour as i didnt have corn flour. Heat the griddle at 400F and spread the spinach on it. Let it toast till they are dry and crinkly. Toss in between once or twice. Note that the quantity will reduce almost into half on heating. :-(





Once they are dry and crinkly remove them and keep aside in a plate. Do not cover. Now heat a small pan with a spoon of oil (Sesame oil will be good). Add sesame seeds and red chilli powder and cook for a minute. Add the dry spinach mix and salt and toss well for few seconds. It was awesome. My kids asked for more when it was done. Need i say more? :)



13 comments:

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

tempting..bookmarked !

Happy Cook said...

Happy New year i have neve rhad this sound sintresting and yumm

Chitra said...

Very nice,healthy too :)

Pia said...

Its really nice :)

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Priya said...

Cracklings spinach looks interesting,quick and healthy..Happy 2011 wishes to u and ur family Vidhya..

Rachana said...

This baked version of crackling spinach sounds great. A healthy Snack indeed :-)

Kay said...

Happy new year to you too! Hope you (we) blog often in 2011 ;)

Vibaas said...

thanks all :)

@K, yeah missing your recipes too. let's hope we post often this year! :)

swapna said...

Love your version...healthy and yummy!!

Vibaas said...

thanks swapna :)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Very crunchy and yummy..

Sanjeeta kk said...

This surely looks delicious an healthy snack!

Jo said...

Wow quick and healthy! My kind of snack. Thanks for the post!

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