Whole Wheat Vegetable Turnovers

A turnover is a type of pastry in which a piece of dough is filled with either a sweet or savory stuffing, sealed and baked.
I tend to associate pastry with a sweet filling. But I came to know that savory and meat based fillings are very popular in Ireland and many other countries as well.

That is what I did, I filled it with an assortment of vegetables and crumbled paneer with the spices we favor and we have these vegetable turnovers.

So when Kalyani casually mentioned that I could bake these turnovers with whole wheat, I realized that I had one in my drafts which will fit right in. I dug through my pictures folder and finally found the pictures. Fortunately I have a habit of drafting the post (with just the ingredients and procedure on the same day I cook/bake) and so I was saved a lot of work for the letter W.

I used the regular flour used to make chapatis and the dough didn't rise as much. I later learnt that adding vital wheat gluten makes a lot of difference.

Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups
All Purpose Flour 1 cup
Active Dry Yeast 2 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Butter 3-4 Tbsp (at room temperature)
Warm water as needed
Salt and Ajwain as needed
Filing - 
Onion 1/2 cup
Garlic grated 1 tsp
Carrots, Peas and Corn 1 cup
Sweet potato chopped, boiled and gently mashed 1 1/2 cups
Paneer crumbled 1/2 cup
Peanuts, roasted 2 Tbsp
Green chili + Cilantro crushed 2 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil 1 tsp

Whole Wheat Vegetable Turnovers

Method Of Preparation -

To prepare the dough - 
In a bowl of warm water, add sugar and yeast. Mix well and set aside in a warm place for the yeast to get activated.

In a stand mixer bowl, add flours, salt and ajwain as needed. Rub in the butter so that the flour resembles bread crumbs.

Whisk and add the yeast solution and knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is soft and elastic.

Cover and set aside the dough for an hour or so for it to double.

To prepare the Filling - 
In a heated pan, add oil and saute onion and garlic for about 2 minutes.

Add in the carrots, corn and peas. Cook for a minute or two until the veggies are just about cooked.

Add in the gently mashed sweet potato and crumbled paneer.

Mix in the green chili+cilantro paste and sprinkle salt as needed.

Crush the roasted peanuts and add it to the mixture. Remove from heat and set aside.

To prepare the Turnovers - 
After the dough has doubled, deflate the dough, and divide into 12-14 portions.

Flatten each portion into a rectangle or any shape of your preference.

Arrange the filling in the middle of the rectangle(or any shape), seal the edges (I used the tines of the fork) and set aside on a parchment lined baking tray.

Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Bake them for about 20-25 minutes or until they are brown all over.

Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.

Enjoy with a sauce of your preference.

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Preparation Time 25 minutes + Resting time 1 hour + baking time 25 minutes
Makes 12-14


  1. Sowmya :) Says:
  2. These turnovers look awesome. Love the paneer and veggie filling....just my kind of snack with a cup of hot tea. And love your habit of drafting posts as soon as you make the dish,,,need to emulate you!

  3. Lovely turn overs with a delicious filling . Must say drafts are a total blessing , I too have a rich draft section but must cultivate the habit of drafting the recipe . I just jot it down 😒

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Since i started working, drafting works awesome for me, and loved having a draft section which is definitely handy while you are busy. Kudos to u for having this habit of drafting.

    These turn overs rocks especially that filling. Lovely baked treat.

  6. Srividhya Says:
  7. Same pinch. I do draft the recipe procedure the same day and later add the intro and other extra fitting. ;-) These turnovers are awesome. love it with a cup of tea.

  8. Namratha Says:
  9. Savory turnovers, yummy! Exactly my kind of thing. The filling sounds delicious.

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. Those turnovers look so good Harini, appreciate your habit, it really helps in times like this.:)

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Lovely looking turnovers Harini. That vegetable filling sounds delicious.

  14. I love savoury filling turnover. Wholewheat makes them more healthy and tasty.

  15. McD serves similar Paneer pockets ,got reminded of that.. totally love it!!Whole wheat is an awesome choice!!

  16. The turnovers have come out amazing and I am so tempted to eat some. Looks wonderful and the filling choices are endless.

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