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Palak Pakoda ~ Spinach Fritters

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Palak Pakoda

Palak Pakoda is a monsoon snack that is super easy and quick to make. I found the freshest farm grown spinach at the Farmer’s Market (rythu bazaar) and decided on making a North Indian style snack – Palak Pakoda. A vegetarian and vegan Indian snack that is a crowd-pleaser. I love the crisp texture and flavors that go into its making. The green chilies and ginger are the main ingredients that set everything off.

Palak Pakoda Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 20-30 mts

Serves – 5 persons

Cuisine: North Indian

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Ingredients:

3 cups packed chopped spinach leaves/palak/palakura

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups besan/chick pea flour/senaga pindi

2 1/2 tbsps rice flour

1/2 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder

2-3 finely chopped green chilies (adjust)

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

10-12 mint leaves finely chopped

2 tbsps finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

2 tbsps hot oil

water as required

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

1 Mix all the above ingredients adding salt as required and 2 tablespoons hot oil. Add very little water and mix. The batter should just coat the palak leaves and it should not be a flowing batter but a stiff batter. [Start with few tbsps of water and keep adding till the batter just coats the spinach leaves]
2 Heat oil in a deep frying or heavy bottomed vessel. Once the oil is piping hot, reduce flame to medium and drop a little mixture of the batter to form fritters. Deep the pakodas to a golden brown color. Do not over crowd the vessel.
3 Serve Palak Pakoda warm with a cup of masala chai or coffee. The pakodas can be stored in an air tight container for 2-3 days.

palakura
Palakura Pakodi

Palak Pakoda ~ Spinach Fritters Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: palak chick pea flour

Palak Pakoda is a monsoon snack that is super easy and quick to make. I found the freshest farm grown spinach at the Farmer’s Market (rythu bazaar) and decided on making a North Indian style snack Palak Pakoda.

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By • Sep 22nd, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Chaat Recipes, Flour Recipes, Green Leafy Vegetables, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, North Indian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • jyothi

    looks yummy

  • http://www.steamingpot.com/ The Steaming Pot

    Thanks Sailu. The pictures looks really tempting.

    I sometimes add a bit of methi too with the other greens.

  • http://www.steamingpot.com/ The Steaming Pot

    Thanks Sailu. The pictures looks really tempting.

    I sometimes add a bit of methi too with the other greens.

  • http://www.steamingpot.com/ The Steaming Pot

    Thanks Sailu. The pictures looks really tempting.

    I sometimes add a bit of methi too with the other greens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dolma33 Dolma Alonso

    I always wanted to do recipes like this, but where I live, I can’t find chickpea flour, nor rice flour.
    I don’t think I can use use corn or wheat flour, right?
    Is there a way to make chickpea or rice flour at home, without having a grinder?

    • Anonymous

      There is no way you can make chickpea flour without a grinder. :) You can sun dry Bengal gram aka Chana dal for 2-3 days. Run in your mixer grinder to make a fine powder.

      Chick pea flour is essential for this recipe.

    • Anonymous

      There is no way you can make chickpea flour without a grinder. :) You can sun dry Bengal gram aka Chana dal for 2-3 days. Run in your mixer grinder to make a fine powder.

      Chick pea flour is essential for this recipe.

  • http://thecuisine.blogspot.com Hari Chandana

    Palakoora pakoda chala bagundi.. Truly delicious.. thanks for sharing :)

  • Priya

    Crispy pakodas tempts me a lot,quite addictive pakodas..

  • Priya

    Crispy pakodas tempts me a lot,quite addictive pakodas..

  • Priya

    Crispy pakodas tempts me a lot,quite addictive pakodas..

  • Priya

    Crispy pakodas tempts me a lot,quite addictive pakodas..

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Riya Pcool

    Nice snack for a rainy day! Thank you Sailu.

  • Jayashree Srinivas

    I acctually tried them & they lived up to expectation !
    Thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

  • Jayashree Srinivas

    I acctually tried them & they lived up to expectation !
    Thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

  • Jayashree Srinivas

    I acctually tried them & they lived up to expectation !
    Thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

  • Jayashree Srinivas

    I acctually tried them & they lived up to expectation !
    Thanks for sharing such a good recipe.

  • Anitha

    My daughter is allergic to besan, Can you please suggest an alternative to besan which can be used for pakoras?

    Thanks

  • Anitha

    My daughter is allergic to besan, Can you please suggest an alternative to besan which can be used for pakoras?

    Thanks

  • Pandu

    Tried this recipe yesterday and it was really good !!!
    Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe

  • Tripti Deepak Thirani

    how can i prepare rice flour at home.
    can i jst grind the raw rice available at home? plz reply

  • Tiptik

    thanks, sailu. they look very nice, i’m saving the recipe for now, will try out later. keep it up.

  • http://www.gracieoc.com/ Eamon

    Awesome.. I think all Indians like these.

  • savishni

    awesome when i saw the pics i didnot know if it was good
    we can try it without cumin pwd because where i live i don`t get the pwd

  • Darshita

    wow…yummy dish.
    it’s taste is awesome…..

  • Dimpi

    Tried it..very tasty and healthy good use of spinach…I added sweet corn also added much flavor