Palak Pakora / Pakoda
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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|
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
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)
Make sure the batter is semi thick, as thin batter will make pakoras soak more oil. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in frying pan, add batter with the help of spoon, fry till golden brown on medium flame.
Put fried pakoras on tissue paper to absorb excess oil. Serve crispy palak pakora hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.
Palak pakoras can also be enjoyed with fresh, soft bread slices.
|Calories||109 K cal|
*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.