Palak Pakora/ Spinach fritters

These fritters can be served with a tomato ketchup at get togethers or as a quick snack when children have their friends over. A variety of preparations are made using Palak/ spinach, the most popular being Palak Paneer, Palak and corn subzi and even the Lahori Palak Chole…… but who doesn’t love fritters? This is a quick and simple recipe shared by my friend Amruta Prabhu.


A small bunch of Palak washed, dried and chopped

1 cup Besan/ chickpea flour

3 tbsps rice flour

1 tsp Cumin seeds

5 flakes of garlic minced

1 tbsp Kashmiri chilly powder

1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds


Oil for frying the Pakora


Tip the chopped Palak leaves, salt, chilly powder, minced garlic, cumin seeds into a bowl. Mix well and allow to stand for a few minutes. The palak releases a little water. Add the besan and rice flour and mix well. If required just sprinkle a few drops of water to help bind everything together. Heat oil in a pan. Drop in lumps of the mixture and fry on a medium flame till they are crisp. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and mint chutney.

Serves two.

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