Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda

Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda

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पालक पकौड़ा की रेसिपी | पालक के पकोड़े | - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda in Hindi) 

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This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour.

We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will add more fun to a cup of hot Masala Chai during the monsoon and winter evenings.

You can also try other interesting recipes like the Moong Dal Pakoda and Methi Pakoda.

Enjoy how to make Palak Pakora recipe with detailed step by step photos and video.

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Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda recipe - How to make Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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For Making Palak Pakora
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach (palak) , washed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp rice flour (chawal ka atta)
3/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
a pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Palak Pakora
tomato ketchup
green chutney
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with approx. 1 tbsp of water and mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, drop spoonful of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry a few pakoras at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  3. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Palak Pakoda video by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy339 cal
Protein9.7 g
Carbohydrates31.5 g
Fiber7.3 g
Fat19.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium50.5 mg

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Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 01 Aug 21 05:39 AM

Hi! Thanks for the recipe! I have kidney issues so I am not allowed Besan and any Saag iSo instead of Besan, what can I use? Cornflower or Riceflour? Also, instead of spinach/Saag can one use Methi or chopped lettuce?
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Tarla Dalal    You can use rice flour and methi. However, these palak pakodas are fried and hence we would suggest that you restrict its consumption to a very small portion occasionally only.
02 Aug 21 03:55 PM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 25 Nov 20 07:02 PM

Very tasty for a dull & rainy season
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
26 Nov 20 03:05 PM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 15 Jan 20 12:03 AM

Can I use something else in place of rice flour?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kamakshi, you can skip the rice flour if you dont like. Rice flour will give you crispiness in the pakodas. You can make it entirely with besan as well.
15 Jan 20 04:40 PM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 19 Nov 19 10:14 PM

the pakora turned out to be great. enjoyed it with chai .
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Tarla Dalal    Palak, we are delighted you liked the palak pakora recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
20 Nov 19 03:25 PM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 09 Nov 19 09:14 PM

How much in grams is 1 serving of the pakoras?
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 24 Mar 19 05:21 PM

Super 👌
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Dinesh, Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more & more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
25 Mar 19 09:11 AM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 14 Jan 19 10:27 PM

Tasted awesome! Nice crispy and tasty! Thanks for sharing this easy to make recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sandhya, Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more & more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
15 Jan 19 10:25 AM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 19 Jul 18 06:55 PM

A perfect recipe.Made it for the umpteenth time today and as always it was just so yummy.Same for methi pakodas.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Winnie, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
20 Jul 18 08:49 AM
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
 on 13 Sep 17 03:36 PM

These palak pakoras are very unusual and just perfect to eat with a hot cup of tea...