How to Make Palak Pakora / Pakoda - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Palak Pakora / Pakoda

All the goodness & unique taste of spinach coupled with some simple spices & gram flour makes for these luscious palak pakoras. These crispy tidbits are a perfect snack for both, kids and grown-ups alike. Nonetheless they are fried, the presence of spinach in these fritters ups the health quotient a notch. So, this weekend, go ahead and enjoy making these parokas with this simple recipe of ours.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People
15 – 20 Minutes
20 – 25 Minutes



  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1.5 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp fennel seed powder
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Oil for deep frying


Step 1

In a bowl, add all the ingredients one by one. Add salt to taste, add water & mix well to get a semi thick batter. (Skip onion if you don’t prefer it)

Step 2

Make sure the batter is semi thick, as thin batter will make pakoras soak more oil. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil in frying pan, add batter with the help of spoon, fry till golden brown on medium flame.

Step 4

Put fried pakoras on tissue paper to absorb excess oil. Serve crispy palak pakora hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

Step 5

Palak pakoras can also be enjoyed with fresh, soft bread slices.

Nutritional Information

Calories 109 K cal
Proteins 6.0 g
Fats 1.8 g
Carbohydrates 17.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Potassium 324 mg
 *For deep frying, add approximately 10 grams of fat per serving, at 9 K cal/gram of fat.
Tip: Onion and spinach have water-releasing tendencies, so add water to the batter carefully.
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