Spinach Fritters – Chatpata Palak Pakoda
Recipe type: Snack
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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easy spinach pakoras recipe step by step.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 24-26 spinach leaves (cleaned)
  • 3 cups oil
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan) Or as required
  • 1 t/s baking powder / baking soda (optional)
  • 4 tbsp water Or as consistency required
  • 3 tbsp white sesame seeds (til)
  • 1 t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp chat masala
  • 1 tbsp fennel seed powder
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1.5 tbsp red chili powder
  • ½ t/s turmeric
  • 1 t/s coriander seed powder (dhaniya)
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. In a Mixing bowl add gram flour, salt and all spices (turmeric, hing, chat masala, red chili powder, cumin seeds, fennel seed powder, dhaniya powder) along with sesame seeds. Combine all nicely with a spoon Or your finger tips.
  2. Add water to it to form a smooth paste. Ensure no lumps are formed. The consistency should be or thick consistency should be able to cover the spinach leaves.
  3. Lastly add baking powder and keep it aside for 5 to 7 mins.
  4. In the meanwhile take spinach leaves wash and wipe them with a cloth Or napkin. Keep them aside.
  5. Now take a deep frying pan. Add oil allow the oil to get hot. Place the gas on low heat. Fold the spinach leaves dip them in the above batter. Gently leave them in hot oil. Repeat the same with rest of the leaves. Depending on your vessel size fry about 5 to 6 of fritters at one time.
  6. Fry them until golden brown and crisp from both sides. Place them on napkin to absorb excess oil. Serve hot with tomato Or chili ketchup.
1. Ensure gas is on low heat else your pakoras will only fry from out and stay raw from within. Also on high heat there are chances your pakodas might bet burnt.
2. There is a high possibility when you put the folded leaves in the batter it might open that's completely fine.
3. Also while frying fritters ensure you fry only few at one go. Don't crowd with too many fritters as they will not fry properly.
4. If you want your fritters more spicy then add more chili powder.
5. In case your batter gets over make another batter for frying the rest of pakodas. IT also depends on the size off spinach leaves and consistency you are using.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 to 5 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/spinach-fritters/