Monday, July 22, 2013

Palak Pakoda Recipe-Palak Pakora-Easy Spinach Fritters

Palak Pakoda/pakora is a delicious and crispy snack prepared with spinach leaves. It is very easy to prepare and can be served as a starter or a tea time snack. As the monsoons have started, I am posting lot of snack recipes for you all to enjoy this season. Today we will learn how to make palak/spinach pakoda following this easy recipe.

Palak Pakoda

How to prepare Spinach Pakora (Indian style)

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins

Ingredients needed

Palak/spinach leaves - 1 cup
Onion finely chopped - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Green chillies - 1 finely chopped
Hot oil - 2 tsp

Besan/ bengal gram flour/ kadalai mavu - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp

Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Salt as needed

Oil for deep frying

Preparation

Discard the stem and use only the spinach leaves. Wash the spinach leaves, drain the water and chop it finely.

Chop onions finely and keep it ready.

palak pakora-spinach fritters

Method

In a bowl, mix together chopped onions and salt. Add 2 tsp hot oil to it and knead all the three together nicely with your hands. The onions will ooze out lot of water.

Now add the chopped palak leaves, coriander leaves, fennel seeds, ginger-garlic paste, besan, red chilli powder and rice flour and mix well with your hands. Do not add even drop of water. The moisture in the onions and palak leaves are enough. Look at the picture above to have an idea of how the mixture will look like.

Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil  is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is hot enough to fry the pakodas.

Now reduce the heat to medium and drop roughly shaped balls directly into the oil. (or make rough sized balls out of it and keep it ready before heating the oil, if you are a beginner)

Fry until golden brown. Remove pakodas from the oil and drain them on a paper towel or colander.

Enjoy the rain with hot and crispy palak pakodas and a cup of steaming hot chai!

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19 comments:

  1. pakoda looks very delicious.

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  2. one of my long wish to prepare this recipe ! well done :) lovely box !

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  3. My daughter just hates palak..bt this recipe looks awesome..sure shes gonna love it..

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  4. my fav snack..love to munch them with tea...cute box...lovely presentation

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  5. they look so crisp n nice just like thul pakoda!

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  6. Spinach pakoras look so delicious and crispy. Pics are wonderful as well.
    Deepa

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  7. Instead of spinach, we can also use onion?

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  8. Wow crunchy recipe , Love the colour and look so so good.

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  9. Exciting will make it right away ..

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  10. That's a spicy & yummy pakoras.. Healthy with the inclusion of palaks !

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  11. Very nice recipe with important tips. Thank you

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  12. I tried spinach pakora recipe. It came out good. Thanks for the recipe

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