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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 as 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 pakora/spinach pakoda following this easy recipe.

Palak Pakoda-spinach pakora

Spinach Pakora-Palak Pakoda

Spinach Pakora-Palak Pakoda

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySnacks-Spinach
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   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


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-spinach pakora


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, green chillies, 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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  1. pakoda looks very delicious.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Exciting will make it right away ..

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

  11. Very nice recipe with important tips. Thank you

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

  13. hi
    i will try the recipe today. Can i use wheat flour instead of rice flour?

  14. Hi , While I was craving for pakoras , I stopped by your blog and got this amazing recipe . I have tried before and failed terribly . The wonderful note of not a single drop of water did all the magic .. Thanks a ton


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