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How to Make Healthy Spinach Fritters (Palak Pakoras)

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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!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

4 servings


  • 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


  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.