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Palak Pakoda Recipe Crispy or Palak Pakora

A quick, simple and tasty palak pakora perfect with a hot cup of tea during winters or rainy.
3.40 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Indian Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 320 kcal


  • 3 medium size bunches spinach/palak finely chopped
  • 1 medium size onion finely sliced(not large size)
  • 6 tablespoon besan/chick pea flour
  • ½ teaspoon rice flour
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon roasted coriander seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain carom seeds
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • a pinch of baking soda optional

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying


  • Wash finely chopped spinach and add into the bowl.
  • Into it, add finely sliced onion.
  • Into it add chick pea flour and rice flour.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, carom seeds.
  • Add oil and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Washed spinach already leaves its water and therefore, batter can be mixed easily.
  • The batter should be thick.
  • If required just sprinkle few drops of water and mix the batter.
  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Take a portion of the batter in your fingers, press or flatten the batter with fingers and drop in oil.
  • Similarly drop the rest of the pakodas batter into the oil.
  • Deep fry the palak pakodas on low flame until they turn golden color on all sides.
  • Take them out.
  • Serve hot with chutney dips or ketchup.


1.Here, to enhance the taste of palak pakora I have used onions but if one doesn't prefer to add onions then skip the onion and add in 1 or 2 more spinach bunches which are finely chopped.
2.Adding onions along with any vegetables gives a real taste to the pakodas...
3.Frying on low flame cooks the pakodas well from inside and tastes well.
4.I have not used cooking soda but it can definitely be added in a minute(a pinch) quantity if preferred...
5.We can also add some freshly chopped coriander leaves too.


Nutrition Facts
Palak Pakoda Recipe Crispy or Palak Pakora
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.