How to make Palak Pakoda - SK Khazana -

These pakodas are crisp and they also have the goodness of spinach

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Palak Pakoda - SK Khazana

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Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Pakoda - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 12-16

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Date and tamarind chutney to serve

  • Lasoon chutney to serve

Method

Step 1

Heat sufficient in a kadai.

Step 2

Take gram flour in a large bowl, add carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt and sufficient water and whiskwell to make a smooth batter of coating consistency.

Step 3

Dip each spinach leaf in the batter, shake off excess batter and slide into the hot oil. Deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with date and tamarind chutney and lasoon chutney.

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