Palak(Spinach) Pakoda...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category: , ,


Spinach is a vegetable which many people dont like. But its very good for health.Many tasty dishes can be prepared from it. Palak pakoda is one such dish.Spinach leaves dipped in a thin gram flour batter and deep-fried to a crisp finish is an ideal monsoon snack and starter. This pakodas can also be used to make many other other dishes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Bunch of fresh Palak(spinach)(10-12 leaves)
1/2 Cup Bason
1 tea spoon Red Chilli Powder
1/4 tea spoon Turmeric Powder
1/4 tea spoon jeera powder
1/2 tea spoon Corriander Powder
1 tea spoon ajwain(carom seeds)
Salt to taste
Oil

METHOD:

Wash Palak leaves and keep aside to dry a bit.

Mix bason, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder, corriander powder,carom seeds and salt to taste with water to form a paste with water.

Heat oil in a kadai.When its slightly warm, add a spoon of oil into the bason paste.Because of this the pakodas absorb less oil.

When oil is hot, dip one palak leaf at a time in the bason paste and add it into the pan and fry the pakoda on the golden colour. Fold the leaf a bit and dip, for the pakodas to get a shape.

Repeat the same for the other leaves.

Serve hot pakodas with sauce or chutney.

NOTE: Use fresh palak leaves so that pakodas become crispy as they are fresh and tender.

Preparation Time:15 mins

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