Mar 042014

Palak Pakoda is a quick and easy snack where fresh green spinach leaves are coated with spiced chick pea flour and fried golden brown. Crispy Spinach Fritters are a great tea-time snack to munch with hot chai.

Palak Pakoda Recipe

Palak Pakoda

Pakora with spinach leaves is a great way to sneak the in the healthy greens. Crispy vegetable fritters packed with the goodness of spinach and served with a dab of tomato ketchup is just irresistible!

Spinach is loaded with nutrients and it’s low in calories. Spinach, a nutritional powerhouse, improves blood-glucose levels, lowers blood pressure, improves bone health and has anti-cancer properties.

Crispy Palak Pakoda Recipe:

Palak Pakoda is an easy Indian pakora recipe where spinach leaves are dipped in gram flour batter and deep-fried to crisp brown. A nice and crunchy snack recipe, enjoy Palak Pakora with a hot cup of tea.

Crispy Spinach Fritters

How to make palak pakoda:

1. To make delicious Spinach Fritters, wash and clean the spinach. Discard the stem and retain just the spinach leaves. Roughly chop the palak leaves. 

Spinach leaves for making pakoras with palak

Spinach leaves

2. In a large bowl mix chick pea flour, rice flour, ajwain, hing, turmeric, salt, crushed coriander seeds and about a teaspoon of hot oil. 

Palak Pakora Ingredients

Ingredients for batter

3. Blend into a thick batter, adding a little water at a time.

Spinach Pakora Batter


4. Add spinach leaves to this mixture and combine well.

Spinach leaves in pakora batter

4. Heat oil in a kadai/deep frying pan. Add one tablespoon full of the spiced-spinach mixture into the hot oil. Don’t put too many at a time – about 3-4 tablespoons for each batch will do.

Deep fry spinach pakodas

Deep fry pakodas

5. Fry the spinach leaf pakoras until they turn golden brown on both sides.

Crispy Spinach Fritters

5. Drain and remove the batter-fried spinach pakodas onto a paper towel.

Pakoras with palak

Spinach Fritters

6. Serve crispy Palak Pakoda hot with tomato ketchup or mint-coriander chutney. 

Spicy Spinach Pakora

If you are looking for more recipes of pakora, do try out Cabbage Pakoda.

Spinach Pakora Fritters details:

Palak Pakoda
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Palak Pakoda is a yummy and easy snack made with spinach leaves. This crunchy snack recipe with palak can be rustled up in a jiffy! Learn how to make these crispy and tempting Spinach Fritters.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 4
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Spinach - 250 grams
  • Oil for deep frying
For Pakora Batter:
  • Chickpea flour Besan – ½ cup
  • Rice flour – ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Carom seeds Ajwain – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Coriander seeds crushed - ½ tsp
  • Hot oil - 1 tsp
  • Water as required
  1. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. Chop the palak leaves and keep aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients listed under Pakora batter to a smooth, semi-thick consistency.
  3. Add the spinach leaves to the batter and mix well.
  4. Heat oil for deep-frying. Take spoonfuls of the pakora batter and gently drop into the hot oil.
  5. Fry till the Palak Fritters turn golden brown in color.
  6. Remove Spinach Pakodas and place on a paper towel.
  7. Enjoy hot Spinach Fritters with tomato ketchup and a steaming mug of tea.


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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

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