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Spinach Fritters Recipe, Palak Bhajia(Pakora)

A quick and easy spinach fritters recipe made with palak leaves and chick pea flour batter...
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Course: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 bunch of spinach/palak whole leaves finely washed
  • 7-8 tbsp chick pea flour/besan batter
  • 1/2 tsp rice flour
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water approx... to make the batter


  • In a bowl, add the chick pea flour.
  • Add rice flour, baking soda and mix well.
  • Add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, carom seeds and mix.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, oil, coriander leaves and mix.
  • Add water gradually and make a batter without any lumps.
  • The batter consistency should neither be too thick nor too thin.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Take 2-3 leaves, arrange the leaves properly, hold the stalk with fingers and dip the palak leaves into the batter.
  • Drop the dipped palak leaves into the oil.
  • Deep fry them until golden on all sides on low flame.
  • Serve hot with ketchup and tea!!!


In Hyderabadi pakodas we usually tend to add ginger garlic paste in every batter made to make fritters...But, this ingredient can be added as an optional ingredient in other parts of India...


Calories: 320kcal