How to Make Healthy Spinach Fritters (Palak Pakoras)

Updated on December 26, 2019
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Spinach fritters (palak pakoras)
Spinach fritters (palak pakoras)

Palak Pakora

A bunch of spinach lying in my kitchen inspired me to make palak pakora (spinach fritters). You need only a few basic ingredients to make these mouthwateringly tasty snacks. Serve with a cup of hot tea or coffee, and enjoy the flavors!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup onion, julienned
  • 6 tbsp gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients in the list except for the oil. Gently mix 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. With your fingers, form a lemon-sized ball of dough and press it a little to form a fritter shape. Drop it into the medium-low hot oil. Make 4-5 such fritters per batch.
  3. Fry, turning occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Transfer the cooked fritters to an absorbent paper towel. The paper will absorb the excess oil.
  4. Repeat this process to make 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: In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for oil.Step two: Mix to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.Step three: Form lemon-sized fritters and fry them in medium-hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, transfer the pakoras to a paper towel. Repeat the same process for making all of them.Step four: Spinach fritters are ready to serve. Serve with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee, too. Enjoy!
Step one: In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for oil.
Step one: In a mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for oil.
Step two: Mix to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.
Step two: Mix to get a loose dough. You can sprinkle a few drops of water if needed for making the dough.
Step three: Form lemon-sized fritters and fry them in medium-hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, transfer the pakoras to a paper towel. Repeat the same process for making all of them.
Step three: Form lemon-sized fritters and fry them in medium-hot oil. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. Once crispy, transfer the pakoras to a paper towel. Repeat the same process for making all of them.
Step four: Spinach fritters are ready to serve. Serve with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee, too. Enjoy!
Step four: Spinach fritters are ready to serve. Serve with tomato sauce. You can eat them with a cup of hot tea or coffee, too. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

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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