Whole spinach leaves dipped in gram flour batter and deep-fried to make a crisp pakora is palak pakora. This is a very easy and simple recipe. I have kept the ingredients to the minimum to maximize the flavor of spinach. Little rice powder/rice flour is added to give a crunchy texture to the spinach fritters. Since whole spinach leaves are used to make spinach fritters, these look very appealing. Further palak pakora can be extended to palak pakora chaat.
Spinach: It is critical to use firm, whole and big spinach leaves for the recipe. Generally, for spinach recipes, smaller leaves are considered more appropriate. But for this spinach recipe, we need large leaves. It is important to wash these properly and thereafter pat them dry.
Gram flour (besan): As for any pakora recipe, this recipe is also prepared using gram flour.
Rice powder: Rice flour gives a body as well as a good bite to these pakoras. Do not skip it.
If you are a fan of spinach recipes, we have the best palak paneer recipe on the blog. Do try it. Another interesting spinach recipe is hariyali gatte. And if you are looking for more pakora recipes do check out our collection of monsoon recipes.
1.This recipe makes 10-12 pakoras.
2.In a mixing bowl add ½ cup gram flour (besan), 2 tbsp rice flour, salt to taste and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.
3.Add in water to make a thick batter. Mix it very well. Use a whisk/fork and whisk for 5-7 minutes.
4.Take a spinach leaf.
5.Dip in the prepared batter.
6.Pick it from the edge of the leaf.
7.Put in hot oil. And fry on medium flame.
8.Fry till crisp from both the sides.
9.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
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