Jul 23, 2010

Palak Pakoda ( Spinach Pakoda )



Palak Pakora ( Spinach Pakora )

Makes: 9

You will need

1 cup spinach, chopped
1 onion, chopped ( optional )
1/2 cup besan ( gram flour )
3 tablespoon water ( for mixing )
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 pinches hing ( asafoetida )
150 ml oil for frying ( 1 - inch from the base of the kadai / frying pan )
Tomato sauce for serving

Method

Wash and clean spinach ( palak ). Drain out water and keep aside.

In a bowl, mix besan, chopped spinach, chopped onion ( optional ), red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hing ( asafoetida ) and salt. Make a thick batter with 3 tablespoon water ( do not add more water ). Mix well with a tablespoon.

Divide this pakoda mixture into 9 equal size portions.

Make round balls and flatten them with your palm.

Heat oil in a kadai / frying pan. Reduce the heat to medium and deep fry in batches ( 4 - 5 pakodas at a time ) till golden color. Drain out oil.

Serve with tomato sauce.

3 comments:

Priti said...

Looks so delicious...yummy

Hari Chandana said...

Looks very nice.. perfect snack item.. :)

Satya said...

wow palak pakodas looks so crispy n yummy ....love to have them anytime ...

Satya
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