Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tarla Dalal, IMC Ladies Wing Demo Recipe

Tarla Dalal did a charity demo at IMC LADIES WING, Mumbai  on the 9th July, there were 200 ladies present to see her demonstrating 5 easy recipes.

One of the recipes is here for you all…

Spinach Cheesy Cigars

Recipe source: Snacks under 10 minutes

Crunchy samosa patti rolls, filled with a spicy cheese and spinach mixture. Serve these hot to enjoy the taste of the melted mozzarella cheese. Ready-made samosa pattis are available at most provision stores.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes.     Cooking Time: 8 minutes.     Makes 18 cigars.

To be mixed into a filling
½ cup finely chopped and blanched spinach (palak)
¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
Salt to taste

Other ingredients
samosa patti, readily available in the market
1 tbsp plain flour (maida) mixed with 1 tbsp water
Oil for deep-frying

For serving
Hot garlic sauce 

  1. Cut each samosa patti into 3 to get 75 mm. x 62 mm. (3" x 2½") rectangular pieces. You will get 18 pieces in all.
  2. Place a samosa patti on a clean dry surface.
  3. Place a portion of the filling at one corner of the samosa patti and roll it up tightly to make a cigar.
  4. Seal the edge of the samosa patti using a little of the flour paste.
  5. Repeat with the remaining pattis and filling to make 17 more cigars.
  6. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the cigars a few at a time, till they are golden brown from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve hot with hot garlic sauce.

Handy Tips
  1. 2½ cups chopped spinach when blanched gives ½ cup blanched spinach.
  2. Squeeze out all the water from the blanched and chopped spinach to prevent the cigars from becoming soggy. 

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