Palak (Spinach) Pakora

Looking for a fast, utterly delicious snack to spice up your Saturday evening..Nev's Kitchen just conjured up a Palak Pakora platter. Here is the recipe...enjoy these crisp pakoras with some chai, green tea or if you are already in the Saturday night mode with a nice Cocktail. 

Tip: Chana dal or besan or gram flour belongs to the lentils family and is supposedly low in glycemic index thus very good for diabetic diet...

Ingredients: Serves ?? ( I can finish this entire platter just by myself, so its up to you how many Pakoras you want to make :) because you cant just have one) 
  • 10 Large Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Gram Flour or Besan
  • 1tsp. Cumin powder
  • 1/2tsp. Coriander powder
  • 1/2tsp. Ajwain or Thyme seeds 
  • 1/4tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1tsp. Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 Cup water for the batter
  • 4-5tbsp. Oil for pan frying 
  • Salt to taste

  1. Wash and dry the spinach leaves
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. 
  3. Add water to make a pancake like batter. Not too watery or thick. 
  4. Heat oil in a small pan. 
  5. Dip the leaves in the batter. Make sure the leaves are coated well with the batter. 
  6. Drop them 2 at a time in the pan. Oil should be HOT to get a nice crisp coat. 
  7. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Decant on a tissue paper. 
Serve hot with a nice chutney or ketchup