Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Palak Pakora (Spinach onion pakora)



Pakora is one of most delicious and easy to make snacks.  The taste of deep fried Spinach Pakora dipped in red or green (coriander and Mint) chutney is just unbelievable. It can be served as teatime savory as well as a side dish accompanied with meal.  

Ingredients:
1 bunch Spinach (Finely Chopped)
1 onion (Finely Chopped)
2 pods garlic (chopped)
1/2 cup Gram Flour (besan)
1 tsp.turmeric powder
1/2tsp.red chili powder
1 green chili chopped(optional)
1 tsp. salt.
1/2 Sugar.
Oil for frying

Method:

1 Mix thoroughly chopped spinach, chopped onion, Garlic,  Besan, turmeric powder, red chili powder , salt and sugar in a bowl. If required add 1 or two tablespoon of water but avoid adding excess water as the batter should be thick and sticky.
2. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Make small fritters and drop them in  hot oil and deep fry them until golden brown in medium flame.
3. Drain out excess oil and keep it in a tissue paperin order  to soak the excess oil.

Serve hot with Tomato chili Sauce or Green chutney.


24 comments:

Poonam said...

Great starter!!! and easy too.

sowmya said...

yummy snack..will make this tommorow..

Sophie said...

This sounds like a really delicious savory and crispy appetizer! I like the way you used the spinach! I'd like to share your recipe with our readers, please let me know if you're interested!

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Swapna said...

First time to ur blog. Wonderful. Delicious starter with healthy ingredients.
You may find something interesting in my blog.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow palak pakora is all time favourite to me. Looks crisp and yum.

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Preety said...

i also have some palak left in my refrigerator..i think i will give this a try

SriLekha said...

looks delicious and healthy!

Chitra said...

oh,palak pakora looks mouthwatering!!First time in ur blog..Recipes are good:)Do visit my blog at ur free time:)Hope u like it:)

DEESHA said...

looks soo delicious, goes great with tea

Neha said...

yuum, the snap itself reminds me of my mom, she used to make them a lot for us, on demand..
N now i'm gng to make it rt. now, myself feeling so hungry...

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Sanghi said...

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Wilma said...

Your recipe calls for 1/2 sugar but nothing else - should this be tsp? tbsp? please clarify....Wilma

Sunanda said...

Yes Wilma, It wiil be 1/2 tsp sugar. Thnx! for the correction. Let me know how do you like this recipe

Flex said...

Hi,
I was looking for pakoras recipes and stumble upon your blog. Just a quick question, can you give the quantity for sugar? In the list of ingredients there is just 1/2 of sth. Is it cup, tsp or tblsp? Thanx for your help!

Sunanda said...

Thnx flex for liking he recipe... 1/2 tsp of sugar should be enough in this dish.. sorry for not mentioning this.

chithra said...

Very Good Recipe...i am gonna try it today for my tea time snack...Thanks yar!

Anonymous said...

i think your blog is wonderful and the food looks delicious. i am going to make the palak pakora tomorrow!

i am 13, and learning how to cook. this blog looks like a great place to start from.

neha jain said...

hello , just tried your spinach pakoda, it tasted really good, only one request please mention in your recipes, ingredients according to no of persons, as when i made the batter, i had no idea that it will be less, so i made the same quantity again.




neha jain said...

hello , just tried your spinach pakoda, it tasted really good, only one request please mention in your recipes, ingredients according to no of persons, as when i made the batter, i had no idea that it will be less, so i made the same quantity again.

Chilipika said...

winter season snack and easy to cook.. nice

Chilipika said...

nice recipe for this winter season. easy to cook. thank u

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