Spinach Fatayer (Lebanese spinach pies)

Perfect geometrical triangle shaped spinach fatayer recipe also known as lebanese spinach pies. Best for winter season #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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Prepare Dough:

-Doodh (Milk) lukewarm ¾ Cup

-Sugar 2 tsp

-Khameer (Instant yeast) 2 tsp

-Maida (all-purpose flour) sifted 3 Cups

-Namak (Salt) 1 tsp

-Cooking oil 2 tbs

-Lukewarm water ½ Cup or as required

-Cooking oil 1 tsp

Prepare Spinach & Walnuts Filling:

-Palak (Spinach) chopped ½ kg

-Namak (Salt) 1 tsp

-Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

-Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 Cup

-Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 tbs

-Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste

-Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp

-Sumac powder 2 tbs

-Akhrot (Walnuts) chopped 1/3 Cup

-Paprika powder 1 tsp

-Lemon juice 1 tbs

-Feta cheese



Prepare Dough:

-In a small jug,add milk,sugar,instant yeast & mix well,cover & let it rest for 5 minutes to activate yeast.

-In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,salt & mix well.

-Add cooking oil & mix well until it crumbles.

-Add yeast mixture and mix well.

-Gradually add water & knead until dough is formed.

-Grease hand with cooking oil and knead dough again,cover & let it proof for 1 & ½ hour (warm place).

Prepare Spinach & Walnuts Filling:

-In a bowl,add spinach,salt and mix well,cover & let it rest for 10 minutes.

-On a bowl,place muslin cloth,add spinach & squeeze well to remove excess water & set aside.

-In a wok,add cooking oil,onion & sauté until translucent.

-Add garlic,mix well & cook for a minute.

-Add spinach & mix well.

-Add salt,black pepper powder,sumac powder,walnuts,paprika powder,lemon juice,mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.

-Let it cool.

-Sprinkle dry flour and knead dough again until smooth.

-Divide the dough into two equal parts,take one part and knead dough again until smooth.

-Sprinkle dry flour and roll out with the help of rolling pin and cut into round shape with the help of the cutter (4.5” round cutter).

-On small rolled dough,add 1 tbs of spinach & walnut filling,add feta cheese and apply water on the edges.

-Hold two ends of the dough and seal them together over the filling,pinching the dough together to help bind.Fold the last side up to meet the first two sides,pinching the dough together with the first two sides to bind (makes 12-14).

-On baking tray,lined with butter paper,place Lebanese spinach pies and bake in preheated oven at 220C for 12-14 minutes.

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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