Traditional Palak Pakodas

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch - palak (spinach) leaves
  • 1 cup - gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1 tsp - hot oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

How to Make Traditional Palak Pakodas

  • Clean spinach, keeping whole leaf intact with some stem. Wipe any excess moisture and keep aside till required.
  • Crush chillies to a paste.
  • In a deep bowl, mix all flours (only one flour mentioned in ingredients) and salt.
  • Add turmeric, ajwain, asafoetida, chilli paste and a little water.
  • Mix into a smooth batter, adding more water if required.
  • Add in hot oil and mix.
  • The mixture should coat back of spoon evenly when dipped.
  • Heat oil to deep-fry in a frying pan.
  • Dip one leaf into batter and let into hot oil.
  • Add just enough leaves to comfortably fit in the oil.
  • Fry on medium heat till light golden brown.
  • Flip and repeat frying for other side.
  • Drain and place on absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Serve hot with ketchup, tamarind chutney or green chutney.

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