I have made these delicious spinach split snacks with two different fillings.They are with spinach and some with Tomatoes.It's the same ingredients and same way to do both.This is one my favourite lunch time snack which I grab from the next door bakery.He makes huge ones with feta cheese.But I did not want to add cheese because...... after getting to know ible I am making too much yummy food which is making me and my husband fatter and fatter.
This is really so delicious to have it hot hot straight away from the oven.
Step 1: Ingredients
What you need
250-350 gr fresh spinach
1 pkt Puff pastry -(270 gr)
3/4 tea spoon Indian garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tbl spoon Paprika or chillie powder -
2 medium size onion
1 egg -not in pic
little bit oil - to temper
3 tomatoes. -this is for tomato filling
Step 2: Grind
Cut away the thick stems from the spinach.Cut the onions and tomatoes in to pieces
Grind the onions,tomatoes and the spinach seperately in the grinder.Onions should be grinded into very tiny pieces(do not grind to a paste)you can grind the spinach also into very very tiny pieces.(really tiny ).When you grind the tomatoes it becomes watery.No fuss ...when your cooking you can make it thicker.
Step 3: Cook Filling
Heat a little bit oil,and temper the onions.when this is cooking add the spinach and cook a few minutes.Then add all the other ingredients and salt to taste.Do not over cook the spinach or cover when cooking.it doesn't take long to cook this.
The same way cook the tomatoes in another pot with the same ingredients.Tomatoes has to be cooked until it becomes thick.Do not cover while cooking.
** Out of the 2 onions use one each for spinach and tomato filling**
Step 4: Flour and Cut Puff Pastry
Flour your work surface.Once your puff pastry is thawed unroll ,use your rolling pin to enlarge, roll out and cut to the desired size you want.There is no specific size.I have cut them into different sizes.Square or tectangle,all sizes are yummy.Place the spinach or the tomatoes paste in the middle.Don't be stingy,keep alot it tastes good..On both sides cut equally 1/2 to 3/4 inches strips and cover the filling by doing one side first then the other side over it..Please see the images,you will understand better than reading this.
Step 5: Glaze and Stick Sesame
Beat an egg,apply on top,and throw some sesame seeds over it.
Step 6: Bake & Enjoy
Bake at 180°C / 350° F for about 20 minutes until golden brown.