Spinach Corn and Cheese Empanadas

I had planned to make these as part of office potluck for DH. But it got moved and left me wonder whether it makes sense to make these or not as both me and DH are off high calorie food for a couple of weeks. 
But since this was also one of the recipes I had marked for the JTTC mexican foods, I decided to make a small batch, to give away - (whoever rings the bell first!) 

Fresh out of oven, I had the lucky bellman - it was the kiddo who came back home to refill his water bottle in middle of a very intense football match. While he was standing by the tap refilling - I put a small cooled down piece of the empanada in his mouth - PS- he hates this kind of mushy things...so I expected him to explode. 

But a bit of hunger saved the day and he asked for another bite...then he checked whether there are enough to take for his friends....I asked him to come back after the match (in my head - after the photo session!)

So I found patrons who asked me to make these again for Kiddo's birthday next month..all in all good recipe and works for kids...so go ahead and try

1 roll of puff pastry
for stuffing
1 bunch fresh spinach
1 cup sweet corn (if using fresh, boil the corn kernels and pulse them in the mixie to grind it to a coarse paste)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. butter
1 tspn green chilli paste
1 tspn black pepper
salt to taste
Oil to cook
1) In a pan, heat a tspn butter, add the corn. Saute it for 3-4 min.
2) add the chopped spinach, salt (use less as cheese will be salty), pepper and green chilly
3) Next add the grated cheese and let it cook for 2-3 min
4) Let this mixture cool down
5) Roll out the puff pastry sheets and cut 3 inch circles.
6) On each circle spoon out some of the mixture of spinach and corn
7) Fold over one side of the pastry and enclose the stuffing. Using a fork seal the edges.
8) Repeat for remaining rolls
9) You can either bake at 180 c preheated oven for 25 min or deep fry in oil until the pastrys are golden


Srivalli said…
These surely make a great snack Pradnya..I won't mind have these right now..
Gayathri Kumar said…
Such a delicious snack. Puff pastry and the corn filling sound so yum..
Priya Suresh said…
Empanadas looks super flaky and prefect to munch with a cup of tea for evening snacks.
Srividhya said…
Great snack and this is in my todo list for a very long time.
Yummy snack, love these empanadas..
Pavani said…
Love the spinach and corn filling in these empanadas. My son loves them, I'm going to try these soon.
Harini R said…
A very filling snack.
Suma Gandlur said…
That filling would surely appeal to my kids and I am going to try these.
Usha said…
Spinach corn and cheese is a great combination and good to know it is kid approved. Empanadas look great !!
Smruti Ashar said…
Cheese corn and spinach is one combination that can never go wrong! Lovely empanadas :)
Super delicious looking empanadas.

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