Dec 1, 2008

Spinach Pastry

This is similar to the greek pastry Spanakopita. This is nowhere close to the authentic recipe but this combination of pastry was born as a result of me finishing up all items in my fridge. It is made with puff pastry with a filling of spinach, cottage cheese and onions. The cottage cheese can be replaced with feta cheese, ricotta cheese etc.


Puff pastry - 3 sheets

Spinach - 1 cup

Cottage cheese - 1/2 cup

Onion - 1 small sized

Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Oil - 2 teaspoons

Salt and pepper to taste


Thaw the puff pastry as per the manufacturer's directions.

If using frozen spinach, sqeeze out all water and chop spinach. 

In a saucepan, heat oil and add the cumin seeds. once they start spluttering, add the chopped onions and saute till translucent. Add the spinach and saute until it just gets wilted. Remove from heat and stir in the cottage cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


Cut the puff pastry to the required shape. Roll out a wee bit with the help of a rolling pin. Add a spoonful of mixture and seal the edges together with a fork.

Brush the top with some butter or with an eggwash to get a nice crust.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degree F for about 20 minutes until the pastry turns golden brown.

Serve warm!


  1. wow.. nice creative idea Dear.. looks perfect & delicious.. nice click,,, thxs for sahring...

  2. Thats a nice filling for the pastry

  3. Cool recipe,I love to try this out some time:)

  4. WOW your pastry sounds delicious and what a great filling!

    Rosie x

  5. Wow healthy, yummy and gr8 looking pastry puffs.

  6. As someone who makes spanakopita on a regular basis, I have to say that this looks great and isn't that far off from what I would do. And I'd bet using puff pastry is a little less stressful for most people than phyllo dough!

  7. What a neat idea! These would be such yummy bites for a party!

  8. Healthy pastry..looks simply delicious..

  9. awesome pastry divya! Yummy and heatlhy!

  10. This looks delicious.I hope you are having a fab time in India.

  11. They look great Sangeeth and I am sure they tasted great.

  12. Cottage cheese is such a good idea! good amt of protein and ofcourse iron from spinach!

  13. very good fiiling and healthy too1 join in the sweet event going in my blog!

  14. Puff pastris are always handy in the freezer. Makes a good snack for tea.

  15. Divya, I'd eat anything wrapped in puff pastry, but these look incredibly good.

  16. spinach and cottage is an ultimate combo , puffs looks yummyy yummy

  17. Well done pastries! I like spinach with mushrooms and am trying this next time I makes these.


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