Chana Puffs with Spinach and Feta

Chana Puffs with Spinach and Feta

Chana Puffs with Spinach and Feta

PRODUCT USED: Saha Chana Masala Base™

ATTRIBUTES: Vegetarian, Appetizer, Hors D'Oeuvre, Comfort Food

PREP TIME: 30 minutes; COOKING TIME: 20-25 minutes

SERVES - Makes 18 Chana Puffs


  • 1 19 oz. can (540 ml) chickpeas
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) baby spinach, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Saha Chana Masala Base™
  • 2 sheets (450 g) butter puff pastry 


  1. Before beginning, remove the puff pastry from the freezer and leave for 15-20 minutes to thaw slightly. Preheat oven to 400 °F. Drain the chickpeas and rinse thoroughly. Empty the jar of Saha Chana Masala Base™ into a medium pan over  medium high heat. Half-fill the empty jar of Saha Chana Masala Base™ with water, replace the cap and shake vigorously. Add this water to the pan with the drained and rinsed chickpeas.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has thickened and the chickpeas are softened.

  3. Transfer the chana mixture to a bowl and add the fresh spinach. Toss the chickpeas with the spinach until thoroughly combined. Let cool for 4-5 minutes and then gently fold in the crumbled feta. Set aside to cool.

  4. Unroll one sheet of the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry into nine even squares.

  5. Line the wells of a muffin pan with the pastry squares so that the centre is pressed on the bottom of the muffin cups and corners hang over the sides.

  6. Once the filling is cool, transfer approximately 30 ml (2 tbsp) in the centre of each muffin cup.
  7. Bring the corners of each puff pastry square toward the centre so that they cover the filling. (Optional) Brush the tops of the pastry with a light egg wash.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the puff pastry is set and golden brown. Run a knife around the edge of each muffin cup to loosen the pastry and set on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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