Thursday, July 7, 2011

Palak Pakoras - Spinach Fritters

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It was one evening and I really wanted to have a nice hot tea time snack.I decided to make pakoras.These palak pakodas were so light crispy,crunchy and tasty that I could just not stop having it!!!! It is also very simple,fast and easy recipe...healthier too because of nice green spinach.


1) Spinach leaves washed and roughly chopped - 2 cups
2) Chic pea flour(besan) - 3/4 th cup
3) Red chilly powder to taste
4) Salt to taste
5) Coriander cumin powder - 1tsp
6) Dry mango powder(aamchoor powder) - 1tsp
7) Oil for shallow frying(can also deep fry if wanted:-))...
8) Chat powder for garnish

Mix all the above 1 to 6 ingredients in a bowl.When salt is added,spinach starts to leave water,that should be enough for all the ingredients to combine.If needed just sprinkle some water.Spinach will look like it is just coated in besan.

Heat oil in a kadai.when the oil is hot,just spread and sprinkle carefully these spinach leaves few at a time and shallow fry them till they turn just light golden brown in color.Do not keep them long in oil they get burned and will taste bitter.Drain on a kitchen towel so that excess oil can be removed.Transfer carefully to a serving plate.Garnish it with chat powder.

Hot palak pakoras are ready!!! Serve it with hot tea or coffee or just with some tomato ketchup.

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