Palak Pakoda is crisp fritters made with spinach leaves in gram flour batter. A quick Indian snack recipe relished most in monsoons palak pakora is easy to make quick and easy appetizer recipe.
Pakora or Pakoda is basically a fried snack or fritter found all across India and some of our neighboring countries. It is one of the typical snacks that is served with tea especially during rainy seasons and winters.
In this palak pakoda, I have used finely chopped palak/ spinach along with sliced onions, potatoes, and grated paneer along with spices. You can try all of these together or just make Palak Alu pakoda, Palak onion pakoda or Palak Paneer pakoda. You can make palak pakora without onion or Palak Pakora with Onion. Basic recipe remains same only vegetables are changed to make different palak pakora varieties.
Pakoras taste great on their own with a hot cup of masala tea. But, when you serve them with chutney or even tomato ketchup the taste increases many folds. If you are craving for pakora this monsoon you can try out these pakora recipes too. Methi and Ragi Pakoda, Paneer Pakoda, Aloo bonda, Mirchi Bajji/Mirchi vada, Corn Pakoda.
I don’t know how but we Indians generate a certain appetite for Pakoras as soon as it rains. All those promises to stop us from cheating on our diet plans with pakoras just lose their meaning when a hot crisp pakoda plate is on the table :). Not only in India pakoras are also popular across South Asia and Great Britain. Pakoras are also made in Afghan cuisine. In China and Nepal, these are called pakoda and pakauda, respectively. In Somalia, they are known as bajiye.
Pakoras are created by taking one or more than one ingredients, such as onion, potato, spinach, paneer, eggplant, chili etc. They are dipped in a batter made from besan or gram flour, spices and some herbs and then deep-fried. People also make fish, chicken and even dal pakoras. They are served with mostly green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.
Although this recipe of deep fried, you can choose to make them in air fryers, microwave or even shallow fry to opt for a healthier option. The palak, onion, potato and paneer pakodas which are a sheer delight to look at and eat. The combination of palak pakora ingredients, the vegetables, and paneer along with besan result in soft from inside yummy crispy palak pakoda.
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