Palak Pakora / Spinach Fritters

A steaming cup of tea with a plate of hot pakoras... this is perhaps the most common evening snack in India. Also commonly,known with names like bhajiya, bhaji, pakoda, pakodi, fritters etc., pakoras always get a thumbs up. Here I am sharing with you recipe for palak pakoras that we enjoyed this sunday.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach leaves (about half a bundle)
  • 3/4 cup besan
  • 1/2 onion 
  • 4 green chilies
  • 1/2 tea spoon carom seeds
  • 2-3 springs of green coriander
  • pinch of asafeotida
  • pinch of baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Water for preparing the mixture

Method:
  • Wash spinach leaves and coarsely chop. Chop green chilies and onion finely.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients and mix. Add 1 table spoon water at this step.
  •  Keep mixing. Add water a little at a time as spinach will loose water as you stir the mixture. I had to add 2 table spoon water to get the desired consistency.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Check for hotness by dropping smalls fritters in the pan, if the fritters rise to surface the oil is hot enough. Now, make more fritters and deep fry on medium flame.
Tips:
  • Use fresh spinach, the leaves should be crunchy.
  • You can add a spoon of rice flour to get crispier pakoras.
Serve them hot with ketchup or green chutney .

I am sending this recipe in nupur's event 'What's with my Cuppa?' hosted at nandoo's kitchen. You can visit Nupur at UK Rasoi.


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