Borek/ Vegetarian Borek

Middle eastern food is very rich and full of technique. Sometimes it really makes me admire their love for food. Their every dish feels like ahead of times and yet is ages older…

Borek is usually a filo pastry based roll , filled with various fillings – meat and also cheese based.
I made a similar twist on it. I used home made pastry sheets, egg free. In my experience, the egg free are little difficult to stretch, when compared to what I had made here for the baklava. But it is an option.

Ingredients
for pastry
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp Oil
1 pinch salt
for filling
1 cup paneer crushed
1 cup chopped spinach
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tspn salt
1 tspn crushed black pepper
Method
1) Mix the filling ingredients and set aside 
2) In a bowl mix the pastry ingredients and knead a smooth dough. Cover and set aside for 20 min
3) now using lot of cornflour till our a thin pastry sheet of the dough
4) at the end of the sheet put the filling vertically spread but thick enough. Brush the rest of the pastry with some more butter or oil
5) start rolling the sheet from the end where the filling I put.
6) roll until you reach the end. Seal the edges. Brush milk in top and sprinkle some sesame seeds
7) place this roll in a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 20 min in pre heated oven
8) you can also shallow fry them in a non stuck pan for 10 min 
Serve hot with tea or coffee


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10 responses to “Borek/ Vegetarian Borek

  1. That is one flavorful filling with paneer. Borek makes a nice breakfast specially on the go.

  2. Omg, borek is asking me to grab and enjoy some, hard to resist Pradnya.

  3. Eggless option is something I would like to explore …
    Their puff pastry sheets looks so crispy n flaky

  4. I don't mind digging in right now Pradnya..what a delicious snack this will make!..

  5. Oh wow its so tempting and inviting. great

  6. I've tasted these from local Turkish bakeries and they are so flaky & delicious. Yours looks almost like the original 🙂

  7. Love savory rolls a lot, bookmarked to try.

  8. Your spinach-paneer filled boreks sound yummy.

  9. What a yum option to get cheese and spinach in the girls tummy without complaints. Thanks a lot

  10. I made similar ones for a previous BM. We all loved it. This version sounds yumm too.

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