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Palak Pakora | How to make Easy Spinach Onion Fritters

>>  Tuesday, November 3, 2015

We are starting yet another BM Edition, #58. For the first week I will be doing Tea Time Snacks. All those decilious snacks that you cook to serve during Tea and while its not a custom that we follow at home, I do remember Amma making an effort to dish out some sinful Tea Time Snacks.

Its mostly toys around Indian Snacks tending towards pakodas, bajjis and vadas at home. We have not been so found of Biscuits or Tea Cakes. Even though I have fancied around these categories. While coffee is a must for mornings, Amma and Hubby dear prefer Tea for evenings. While Dad and I would love coffee. Since Hubby dear is more on filter coffees and by the time one brews a filter, I feel I might as well fancy a tea. Infact he only likes tea for evening. So it is tea and given his nature of not digging into snacks, our Tea Times have always been a dull affair.

Except those occasions where we have savories all lined up or have home gues or visit somebody else. Talking about visiting others, we have couple of funny incident where the host served us tea and then served snacks. Hubby dear used to to fume on this overlook and always felt tea helps in washing down the snacks much better.
Anyway the couple of times we were visiting, we always had pakodas served along with Tea and also during long drives, we always stop over motels to have tea and by defaul, it is always some pakods. I guess I am clear on what I am going to be showcasign for the next three days under Tea Time Snacks.

These Palak Pakoras are something that I made during the Gujarati Thali. No state can claim rights on these pakodas and I guess they belong to simply Indian Cuisine. While planning on the menu, I had some typical gujju savories, however as always, last minute time constain, makes you dig into short cuts and simpler dishes. One such snack was this Palak Pakoras. 

I was surprised that I don't have a Palak Pakoras shared yet. So it was more the reason why I would want to attempt to make it. The fact that everybody loved it again, was a plus.

I shared Gujarati Style Potato Sabzi if you are interested!


Palak Pakoras

Ingredients Needed:

Palak - 1 cup
Onions - 1 medium
Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Hot oil - 1 tbsp
Water as required.
Cooking Soda a pinch
Oil for deep frying

How to make the Palak Pakoras

Wash and chop the spinach leaves.

In a bowl, add the onion julinnes, chopped palak, chopped green chilies, red chili powder, salt, cooking soda, cumin seeds and mix together. 

Slowly add the besan by 3 -4 tbsp and mix in the hot oil. combine everything and sprinkle water to make batter.

The batter should not be very thick or very thin. The Besan used should just about cover everything.

Heat the oil for deep frying. Drop in batches of batter using spoons. 

Cook on both sides until crispy and drain to a kitchen towel.
Notes:

The measurement is always approximate. The entire batter is tasted and adjusted for spice.


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14 comments :

Sowmia pragash November 3, 2015 at 12:09 AM  

Palak pakora is tempting for this rainy weather... Would like to grab some bites:-)

rajani November 3, 2015 at 1:52 AM  

Totally agree with you valli. The pakoda just belongs to Indian cuisine, not any place in particular :-). Super with a cup of tea!

Suma Gandlur November 3, 2015 at 4:33 AM  

Crispy and yummy palak pakodas.

Sowmya :) November 3, 2015 at 9:45 AM  

Yummy pakoras Valli. Perfect for a weekend tea time snack!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan November 3, 2015 at 8:28 PM  

What a lovely snack to eat in the evenings. I would love to make some soon.

Priya Srinivasan November 3, 2015 at 9:45 PM  

Looks tempting valli!! Hot pakodas and Tea for this rainy season is a mast combination!

Sapana Behl November 4, 2015 at 12:02 AM  

Would love these pakoras rite now with a cuppa tea.

Priya Suresh November 4, 2015 at 12:22 AM  

Dangerously addictive pakora, if i make these crispies i wont keep myself away from munching.

Chef Mireille November 4, 2015 at 12:33 AM  

I'm with your hubby - you need the tea to wash down the snacks - anyway these fritters look delicious

Jayashree November 4, 2015 at 10:21 AM  

Pakodas are such life savers when there are unexpected guests. Quick to put together and always worthy of a compliment.

Srividhya November 4, 2015 at 9:07 PM  

I haven't tried these at home yet. Everytime I go for the onion ones. Need to try it out. Perfect tea time snack

Padmajha PJ November 4, 2015 at 9:47 PM  

Evening tea or coffee tastes best with served with a snack esp.if it is a fried one! Lovely pakodas...

Pavani N November 12, 2015 at 6:45 AM  

Yummy looking palak pakoda Valli. Neither of us are big on tea time, so don't usually make anything for teatime. But when I have guests I make an effort to impress with something special. These pakoras sound just perfect.

Harini-Jaya R November 17, 2015 at 8:31 AM  

Would love to have it for the weather we have today.

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