Spinach Cheese Pie

This Sunday is going to be the shortest day here in northern hemisphere, so days here are growing shorter and it gets so dark by the time we both get back home.This leaves us craving for something substantial in the evening. Every evening I have been fixing up something or the other. Today, I thawed some puff pastry sheets which were lying in my freezer for quite some time. Bingo, here comes warm savory pies.

Spinach Pies


This snack is also very much like the Cheese Puffs , Just the filling is slightly different. You will need,

Puff pastry sheets 2/3
Fresh Spinach 2 packed cups
Garlic 1 small clove
Chilly flakes as desired
Salt
Oil 1 tsp
Cheese 2 tbsp

Method:
  • Thaw the pastry sheet according to the package instruction.
  • Heat a pan to high as high as possible.
  • Add oil, once it smokes, drop the spinach, toss quickly.
  • Drop minced garlic and chilly flakes.
  • Wilt the spinach, adjust salt and set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • To assemble the pie, cut the 2/3 sheet into 6 equal pieces.
  • Divide the cheese into 6 equal portions.
  • Mound the cheese on each of the puff pastry sheets and spoon in the spinach mixture.
  • Pinch the edges to seal it completely making it into rectangles/triangles.
  • Line in one to greased baking sheet and pop it into the oven. Bake it for 15 minutes or so, keep a close eye. (my oven does it in 15 minutes, your might take longer/shorter)
  • Serve it with tomato ketchup.

13 comments:

DEESHA said...

thatz soo yummy

jo said...

oh my god, yentha family recipe ide, nanu bangalore ninda i stay in sydney and miss somany mons recipe. you r making great effort to teach us traditional dishes.

thanks
jyothi

Smitha said...

Hi Jyothi!
Thanks a lot for your appreciation..
Nam ooru saha Bangalore-Tumkur-Mysore Bayaluseeme in short! Miss home, food is one way I try and keep the small part of me that keeps calling for home, alive!
Matte banni!

Vanamala said...

This is lovely recipe..i guess first time here na..lovely blog.

Paru ... said...

Yummy ,,Perfect snack for a cold winter..Will try this..

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Archy said...

Looks so yum... reminds me the puffs we used get back in India.. !!

Usha said...

This is one of my favorites, looks yummy...first time here you have a cool space ...congrats on the award too !

Smitha said...

Thanks a lot folks,

@Usha thanks for visiting, hope to see you soon

Malar Gandhi said...

Spinach cheese pie sounds intereting....pic' luks fab', great work....wish I cud have a bite!he he....

Sushma said...

nangoo ondu bite bekittu..
can we get bakery sheets everywhere?

Smitha said...

Hi Sushma,
Yes these puff pastry sheets are available in the freezer section of the grocery shops. Not very difficult to find...

Shwetha said...

Hi, Nice blog. Can you upload video too...