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Steamed Spinach Rolls filled with Mashed potato

Spinach 1

About:

I’ll use just about any excuse to work more dark leafy greens like Spinach, Fenugreek and kale etc., into my diet. I blend them into smoothies, shred them for salads and add them to almost every soup I make.

My newest obsession is using the leaves in place of tortillas and wraps to enclose favourite filling.

Health benefits:

Like other dark greens, spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant that’s been shown, among other things, to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. It fights heart disease and cancer as well. Spinach also contains lipoic acid, which is being investigated for regulating blood sugar levels.

Yields:  10 rolls
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Large spinach leaves-10 (if its thin then each roll need 2)
  • Cooked and mashed potato-2 medium
  • Mint-a handful
  • Green chilli-1
  • Ginger-1/2inch piece
  • Garlic-2cloves
  • Salt- to taste
  • Lemon juice- to taste

Procedure:

  • Place mint, chilli, ginger, garlic in a blender/food processor and ground until crushed.
  • Now in a bowl combine cooked and mashed potato, crushed mixture, salt, lemon juice and mix well until combined.
  • Wash the spinach leaves and pat dry them.
  • Place a leaf on a work surface(use two leaves if its thin-overlap one on the other) , fill 1-2 tablespoon of filling on one side of the wrap leaving a 1-inch border around the edges. Fold the ends in and then roll the leaf up burrito-style and pierce a tooth pick and place in the colander/steamer mesh.
  • Bring 2-3 cups of water to boil in a large pot place the steamer/colander in the pot and steam for 4-5 minutes.
  • After steaming carefully transfer it on to the serving plate and enjoy with salads/sauces.

Spinach 3

Note:

  • Fillings can be personalised.
  • Spinach leaves are thin so I tried to blanch in the beginning and so did the steaming after filling. If the leaves are thick can blanch and then do the filling and if so steaming can be skipped.

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#12 , Angie’s Fiesta Friday #34 and Kimmy’s Healthy Vegan Potluck #14

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 19, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters, Vegan and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 85 Comments.

  1. Looks absolutely delicious 🙂

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  2. Chitra, I was just thinking of this combination and you have posted a healthy steamed recipe 🙂

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  3. This is a great idea! Thank you, I have to make them!

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  4. Oh noooo I’m really hungry looking at that now but I’m in bed. Jenny uk

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  5. You are so inventive, Chitra!

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  6. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    It is amazing how nutrient-packed greens are. Since I was a little kid I have loved spinach and about two years ago I became a vegetarian. It is surprising to me how much better I feel. We will have to try this one. 🙂

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  7. Wonderful Chitra. I love spinach and mashed potatoes.

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  8. I loved learning about what the greens do for our bodies. We try to eat salads a lot, but knowing what it does, makes me want to work harder at it. I love your idea of wrapping fillings in them. Your recipe sounds so good!

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  9. Nice shall try these…

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  10. What an awesome idea! I love it!

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  11. interesting recipe…

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  12. Healthy recipes from Chitra no wonder its yet another yummy recipe:-)

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  13. I sure enjoy your RECIPES and so many are GF.

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  14. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    OOh love your version of combining spinach and potatoes! So creative!

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  15. This looks so delicious!

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  16. These look so cool, very inventive! Thank you for bringing these to the party too Chitra 🙂

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  17. I never thought of doing this, what an amazing idea! Happy FF!

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  18. Delicious and healthy snack

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  19. Very health version…

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  20. lovely ,spinach is my favorite ..

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  21. what a healthy recipe,too good!!

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  22. Oh my what a healthy n innovative recipe…

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  23. Very innovative and healthy.

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  24. so healthy and innovative dish

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  25. healthy appetizer but will u get raw smell of spinach in this?

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  26. rockmyvegansocks

    Fun! I have never thought of using spinach for something like this. I always use romaine or collard – what a creative use for spinach =) Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I have pinned this recipe to our Pinterest Board.

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  27. It has never occurred to me to use spinach as a wrap – great idea!!

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  28. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Yours is absolutely beautiful, the recepies and the dinner ware.
    Looking forward for more
    Isil

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  29. chitra, I have been going through your blogsand this one looks very nice and I will comment after trying. In fact today I did bread pakoda and used spinach leaves as a wrap and it came out very nice and crispy. You can try this, in case if you have not.

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  30. Reblogged this on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen and commented:

    My earlier post re-made. Love this green beauty

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  31. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Chitra, this looks very tasty! 🙂

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  32. can you adopt me haha

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  33. sarithakumbakkara

    Yummy &healthy snack!

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