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Spinach Pakora 50/50 – Palak Pakora – Indian Spinach Fritters


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Spinach Pakora 50/50

This is my version of Palak Pakora aka Spinach Pakora.  Pretty Awesomely Simple! Finely chopped Indian Spinach (Palak) is combined with a few other ingredients in a chick pea based batter  and fried till golden and cooked through. Serve hot at tea time! Curious about the name? I call them Spinach Pakora 50/50 because they are 50 percent healthy, thanks to the spinach and 50 percent not so healthy, by way of the frying! The end result is nonetheless Tasty!

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Recipe Name: Spinach Pakora 50/50 – Palak Pakora – Indian Spinach Fritters
Recipe Type: Snacks / Vegetarian
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 5
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 plate (20 pakoras)
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Spinach Pakora 50/50 – Palak Pakora – Indian Spinach Fritters


  • 200 gms palak (indian green spinach)
  • 1 medium sized potato, grated
  • 1 medium purple onion, diced finely
  • 2 Tbsp finely minced green chili (seeded)
  • ½ cup chick pea flour (besan)
  • ¹⁄3 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ” piece ginger
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¹⁄8 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ – 1 tsp salt ( according to taste)
  • Oil for frying


  • Rinse the Spinach thoroughly. Chop finely.
  • Grate the peeled potato, using the medium holes on your grater. (Not finely grated).
  •  Crush the green chili, garlic and ginger together to make a course paste.
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
  • Add upto ¾ cup water, a little at a time till you can a nice smooth batter, that is not too thick but not runny either.
  • Heat oil in a small wok / kadai.
  • Using your hands scoop up little bits of batter, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl through your fingers. Immediately lower into the hot oil. Do not disturb for a few seconds.
  • Fry on a medium heat so that the outside does not brown before the inside gets cooked.
  • Once golden flip over gently, and allow the second side to get golden and crisp as well.
  • Fry 2- 3 at a time so that they do not stick to each other.
  • Drain. Serve hot with Tea!

Spinach Pakora 50/50

You can also bake these pakoras. In order to do so, reduce the quantity of water in the batter so that you can scoop out Tablespoonfuls on to a baking tray lined with wax paper. Bake in a  180° c (preheated) oven  for about 20 minutes. Oven temperatures may vary. Check if done.

Key Ingredients: Spinach, Potato, Onion, Garlic, Green Chilli, Spices, Oil, Salt

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