Saturday, 19 November 2011

Palak Pakora (Spinach Fritters)

palak pakora

Usually pakora is not considered too healthy since it is deep fried but this one has a health angle to it. If you are craving pakoras then why not have palak pakora. At least you are consuming healthy palak this way and you are not compromising taste since palak pakora are delicious too.
Recipe of palak pakora/ pakoda
3 cups palak (spinach) - washed and chopped
1 cup besan (gram flour/ chickpea flour)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
Oil to deep fry
palak (spinach)

1. Mix besan with salt and all the spices.
2. Take palak in a bowl and add besan mixture. Mix well. Add 1-2 tablespoon water if needed. The mixture should be thick and such that round balls can be made from it.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai/ wok and when the oil is hot, turn the heat to medium.
4. Drop small portions of the palak mixture in the oil. Fry palak pakora till golden brown from both sides turning as needed.
5. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve hot palak pakora with komato ketchup or chutney.   

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