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Palak Pakora

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Adjust Servings:
10 palak leaves
½ cup besan
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp caraway seeds
½ tsp chat masala
salt to taste
1 tbsp rice flour
1 pinch of baking soda (optional)
water as required to prepare batter
oil for deep frying

Nutritional information

35.62 g
11.18 g
3.4 g
30 mg
0 mg

Palak Pakora

  • Veg
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



If you’ve been looking for a wonderful snack that is perfect for vegetarians or vegans, then look no further than this palak pakora. Pakora is a very iconic Indian snack that is basically breaded and fried vegetables. Pakora is normally made using one or two ingredients, such as, eggplant, plantains, paneer, potato, tomato, cauliflower, etc. This palak pakora uses spinach, making it somewhat unique as far as pakoras go. Once you master this pakora, it’s time to start learning how to make all the other variants.

Health Benefits

Palak or spinach has many health benefits that make palak pakora a worthwhile dish. Spinach has the ability to improve skin care, improve eyesight, regulate blood pressure, increase the strength of muscles, and prevent age related macular degeneration and hemophilia. Spinach also plays a role in bone mineralization while containing anti-ulcer and anti-cancer properties. It is an all-around champion when it comes to keeping your body fit and healthy.

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How to make Palak Pakora

  1. Combine the besan, turmeric powder, chilli powder, ajwain, chat masala, salt and rice flour in a mixing bowl.
    1. Mix well.
    2. Add a pinch of baking soda (optional).

Note: It makes your pakoda fluffy.

  1. Add water slowly to make a smooth batter.
  2. Dip the whole palak leaves into batter. Coat with batter on both sides.
  3. Slowly deep fry by dropping into the hot oil.
    1. Stir occasionally.
  4. Fry till they turn crisp and golden brown.
  5. Remove the pakodas to a paper towel to drain.
  6. Serve hot with masala chai and tomato ketchup.


Pakoras are considered fritters in the West.

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