Thursday, 3 August 2017

Palak Pakora / Palak ke Pakore / Spinach Fritters

How is monsoon doing at your part? Monsoon has gone from Bangalore and temperature has shoot up from around 20 degree C to above 30 degree C! I know in other part of India it is even more. However, in Bangalore when temperature goes up beyond 30 degree C we feel it is hot Summer. Though two days back suddenly in the evening it started pouring heavily in our area. Yes, it is difficult to predict the Bangalore climate! This year Bangalore got more pre-monsoon showers than monsoon showers. In my last post I shared a simple and delicious tomato soup to be enjoyed during monsoon. Today I am sharing a pakora recipe which I had prepared few days back to enjoy the rainy day.



Today I am sharing how to prepare palak ke pakore or palak pakora or spinach fritters! You must be wondering these days I am sharing too many recipes with palak. Actually these recipes are not made at a time, however I am posting them within a month. I think we all love palak, so instead of trying the same palak paneer we can try these varieties of recipes. As you all know my recipes are always simple and easy to prepare which you can prepare quickly. When you are cooking leafy vegetable, one preparation you need that is cleaning and sorting the right leaves from the bunch which is bit time consuming I feel. So if you are planning pakoras (normally we all prefer pakora with evening tea if it rains or not ;) ) in the evening, you can do the cleaning part in the day time and keep things ready! I have prepared these pakoras with no onion no garlic, if someone wants can add chopped onion too. Actually I wanted the palak leaves taste to be dominant! I have added little bit of rice flour in the batter to make these pakoras crunchy and crispy. Even when you are heating the oil to deep fry the pakora, add a teaspoon (or two ) hot oil into the batter which makes the pakoras crispy. You can also try these recipes using palak:

Palak Pulao
Palak Paratha

Palak Pakora / Palak ke Pakore / Spinach Fritters

Ingredients

Spinach Leaves/Palak ke patte - a medium bunch which gives around 15 leaves
Gram Flour/ Besan - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Baking soda - a pinch
Rice flour - 11/2 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 2 to 4 cup for deep frying

Procedure

1. 1. Wash and clean the spinach leaves very well and chop them.
2. Take the chopped leaves in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder into it and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

3. Mixture will release moisture. Add besan and rice flour into it and mix them well.

4. Add a pinch of baking soda and mix again.

5. Heat oil in a wok and take a spoonful of batter and drop in the oil.

6. Fry them until golden from all sides. Keep the flame medium while frying these pakoras.

7. Take them out in a kitchen tissue to drain the extra oil.

8. Serve them hot.

Tips: You can also add ajwain, chopped green chilli and ginger paste in the batter to add more flavours. I wanted the taste of palak to be the dominant hence avoided them.


12 comments:

  1. Nice way to include Spinach in our diet!! Kids will love it ..

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  2. Even i am going to make palak pakoda today... these pakodas are so delicious and yummy

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  3. पालक के पकौड़े कभी बनाएं क्यों नहीं है बाहर जरूर एक दो बार खाएं है।
    आपने बताया तो बना कर देख लेते हैं और बढ़िया लगे तो बार-बार बनायेंगे और खायेंगे।

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  4. I know its crispy goodness. Had my share of making this spinach pakoda.

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  5. Spinach pakoras look so nice and crisp, Amrita. I love spinach pakoras, but I don't remember when I made them last. Your recipe is a great reminder.

    Anu
    https://www.mygingergarlickitchen.com/

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  6. Tempting palak pakora, so good in rainy season.

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  7. I love spinach pakodas. Looking at yours, I am feeling really tempted...

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  8. Looks so crispy! I can so imagine the Bangalore rains. There would not even be a single cloud visible and suddenly it is pouring cats and dogs. In my part of the world - it is hot and monsoons never happen here - So all I can do is think of the rainy days back in India and munch on such fritters.

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  9. Love munching on these yummy pakoras esp now that its monsoon here..looks tempting

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  10. Perfect for those rainy days, btw where do you stay in Bangalore, I am in Sarjapur road..

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  11. Who will not love this... awesome...

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