Palak pakora is a quick snack recipe made from spinach leaves or palak, gram flour and spices. It goes well with a nice cup of hot tea/coffee on a rainy day or during winter. Spinach leaves has got lot of health benefits and is available in plenty during the winter days. Spinach is rich in antioxidants and helps in lowering blood pressure and controls diabetes. This delicious and crispy snack made with spinach leaves is also easy to prepare and can be had as a starter too.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Servings : 2 to 3 persons
North Indian cuisine
Palak/spinach leaves – 3 cups (chopped finely)
Besan/gram flour – 3/4 cup
Onion – 1 (medium sized chopped finely)
Ginger – 1 teaspoon (chopped finely or grated)
Green chillies – 2 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Ajwain or carom seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep-frying
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE PALAK PAKORA RECIPE
Wash the palak leaves thoroughly. Drain them completely and roughly chop them. Add chopped onions, green chillies and ginger.
Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, ajwain and salt. Mix well. Lastly add gram flour and mix again.
Mix all the ingredients well and keep it aside for 5 minutes. No need to add water as onions and palak release some moisture. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan/kadai on medium flame. When the oil becomes medium hot, drop the mixture little by little with the help of a spoon or by hand.
Deep fry the Pakoras on medium heat till they become crisp and golden brown in colour. Drain them in an absorbent/kitchen tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Serve palak pakoras hot with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.
You can add chopped coriander leaves for a nice flavor to the pakoras.
If the mixture is too thick, then you can add few tablespoons of water to bring it to a normal consistency.
You can sprinkle some chaat masala on top of pakoras before serving.
Always fry on medium flame as it makes the pakoras crispy.