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Friday, February 06, 2015

Cheesy Spinach Triangles(Step by Step Pics) | Baked Cheese Crackers (wheat flour)

Winter is at its best here and snacks are too tempting to munch these days.Many of us prefer fried snacks compared to the baked versions.But when you are health conscious,you tend to avoid frying and would opt for baked ones as they are guilt free.Though the recipe is inspired from here but it was deep fried.I opted to bake them out and use wheat flour in place of all purpose flour(maida).We totally liked the cheesy triangles with guacamole.Spinach is sneaked in well to give it a green color and to include greens esp for kids(which they otherwise wouldn't have eaten spinach).They taste similar to the tortilla chips and are very crisp.Try making this at home and enjoy with a spicy dip or a salsa !!

wheat flour 1 cup
fine semolina 1/2 cup
chilly powder/chilly flakes 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup
spinach puree 3/4 cup or 1/2 bunch spinach + 1/3 cup water
baking soda 1/4 tsp
salt 1/3 tsp
oil 3 tbsp

  • In a bowl,add flour,semolina,chilly powder/flakes,cumin seeds,salt and baking soda.Combine well.
  • Add the grated parmesan cheese and oil,mix well to get crumbly mixture.
  • In a blender,add the washed spinach leaves and water 1/3 cup.Blend till smooth.The puree must be 3/4 th cup.If there is more,keep in another cup.

  • Add the puree little by little to the mixture until you get a stiff firm dough.Semolina absorbs water and so wait till rest time is over.Leave to rest for 10-15 minutes.If the dough is very stiff add a little more puree to get a pliable but firm dough.
  • Make 12-14 balls of the dough and  lightly dust each ball with flour and start rolling the dough in a very thin circle.
  • Heat a non stick pan or tawa.When hot,transfer the rolled chapathis/discs on to the tawa.Fry both sides like you do for chapathis until you see brown spots here and there.(You can add a tsp of oil on the pan fried spinach discs to add flavor to the triangles which I haven't done)

  • Place on a plate.Repeat the same step for all other balls/rolled chapathis.
  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F and cut the discs in halves and then quarters,cut in triangles.
  • Place the cut triangles in  a tray and bake in oven for 5-6 minutes.Remove from oven and flip the other side,place again in oven for 3-4 minutes.Look for slightly brown edges,the chips are ready.
  • Serve with some guacamole or ranch !!

Serves ~ 4 adults

* If you wish to deep fry them,then cut it in triangles soon after you roll them up.Deep fry in hot oil on medium heat until crisp.
* You can use all purpose flour too.
* You can use butter for added flavor instead of oil.
* You can even cut out left over chapathis and bake them up for a quick snack the same way.

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Enjoy :)

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Tumas Tongue Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli da. !!

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a very interesting recipe. Looks tasty and healthy too


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Cheesy and yummy crackers...... I like to have it at any time.... :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Crunchy and delicious cracker. Today I am also with another spinach dish.....:)

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful and tempting ones! Baking them is really a good idea :)

sujitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy Chips Julie..

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.Thats a mind blowing chips.Love the way u presented it.

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy, easy and delicious. What else?
I do give them a try!!!

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

I definitely would like to try this recipe.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

That's one healthy and delicious snack to munch...bookmarked to try!

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe..looks yummy..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli snack, good idea Julie. healthy and delicious :)

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so! I'll try making them soon!

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! they look delicious. The pictures as usual Aswesome! well done Julie. Definitely going to give it a try!

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

You caught my attention as soon as I saw the word "cheesy". I love the sound of this!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so healthy and yummy!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

really interesting snack....

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish I had seen this post before I made mine. Anyway this is also something I want to try.

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

hearty n yummm said... Best Blogger Tips

Super healthy snack, nice idea Dear

Padma said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting recipe...loved the fact thats it is baked...Very healthy too:) Bookmarked it right away:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy! so tempting and mouth watering.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy and interesting recipe...