How to Make Healthy Spinach Fritters or Palak Pakoras

Updated on July 28, 2017
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Spinach Fritters or Palak Pakoras
Spinach Fritters or Palak Pakoras

Making Spinach Fritters At-a-Glance:

A bunch of spinach lying in my kitchen inspired me to make this quick snack. You need only a few basic ingredients to make these fritters. Let's look at the recipe.

Wash spinach and chop them. Take them in a mixing bowl. Add some julienned onions, gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, a few carom seeds, coriander powder, a teaspoon oil, and salt. Mix them without adding water. Spinach and onion leaves water and it is enough for making the loose dough. If you feel it is dry, add a few drops of water. This is the dough for making the pakoras.

Heat oil for deep-frying. Take a lemon-sized ball of dough in your fingers, and gently press them together. Drop it into the medium-low hot oil. Make 4-5 such fritters at a time. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. They fry faster. Remove them on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same for the remaining dough. Serve these pakoras with a cup of hot tea. Enjoy eating these appetizing snacks!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 3 cups spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup onion, julienned
  • 6 tbsp gram flour/chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 pinches carom seeds
  • 1/6 tsp coriander powder, optional, gives good taste
  • 1 tsp oil, for the dough
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Spinach Fritters or Palak Pakoras

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients in the list except 'oil for deep frying'. Gently mix them without adding water to get a loose dough. If you feel it is dry, add a few drops of water.
  2. Heat oil for deep frying. Take a lemon size dough in your fingers and press it a little to form a fritter shape. Drop it into the medium low hot oil. Make 4-5 such fritters in a batch.
  3. Fry them turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying. They fry faster. Remove and place on a tissue paper. This paper absorbs the excess oil from the pakoras.
  4. Repeat the same for making all the fritters.
  5. Spinach fritters are ready to eat. Serve them with tomato sauce. You can also enjoy eating them with a cup of hot tea or coffee. These fritters are extremely delicious.

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Step one: Take all the ingredients except 'oil for deep frying' in a mixing bowl.Step two: Mix them to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.Step three: Form lemon size fritters and fry them in medium hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, remove the pakoras on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all of them.Step four: Spinach fritters are inviting. Serve them with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee too. Enjoy the awesome taste of spinach pakoras!
Step one: Take all the ingredients except 'oil for deep frying' in a mixing bowl.
Step one: Take all the ingredients except 'oil for deep frying' in a mixing bowl.
Step two: Mix them to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.
Step two: Mix them to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.
Step three: Form lemon size fritters and fry them in medium hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, remove the pakoras on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all of them.
Step three: Form lemon size fritters and fry them in medium hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, remove the pakoras on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all of them.
Step four: Spinach fritters are inviting. Serve them with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee too. Enjoy the awesome taste of spinach pakoras!
Step four: Spinach fritters are inviting. Serve them with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee too. Enjoy the awesome taste of spinach pakoras!

Nutritional Information of Spinach Fritters or Palak Pakoras

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 100
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 320 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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