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Sep 30, 2009

Palak (Spinach) Pakoda

Palak (Spinach) Pakoda

Hi Friends, How are you all? Hope you had a wonderful Navarathi (Dasara). For this navarathri I prepared some goodies as usual. Actually I prepared all these for a pot luck party that we enjoyed recently. We had a nice gathering on the eve of Navarathris. Palak pakoda is one of those goodies. This is a very easy snack that tastes so great. 


Here is the recipe for Spinach Pakoda:

Palak (Spinach) Pakoda


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped into fine pieces
  • 2 cups Chickpea Flour (Senagapindi, Besan)
  • 1 small Onion, chopped fine or lengthwise (Optional)
  • Some Green Chilies
  • A pinch of Soda
  • Few Cilantro leaves (Optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
Preparation:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together except oil to make a thick paste. 
  2. Don’t add too much water. Keep aside.
  3. Pour oil in a pan and when it is hot take small portions of the batter and drop carefully into the hot oil. 
  4. Deep fry until they turn into golden brown in color. 
  5. Then transfer them into a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Repeat the same process with remaining batter. 
  7. Transfer all the deep fried pakodas into a serving plate and enjoy with desired sauce or dip.

Here are the other goodies I prepared on the occasion of Navarathris.

Paalakaayalu (Rice Balls) – Recipe can be found here.

Palakaayalu (Savory Rice Balls)

Pesara (Mung Dal) Vadalu – Recipe is coming soon.

Pesara Vadalu (Moong Dal Fritters)

Vermicelli Paayasam (Kheer) - Forgot to take picture.

For last year’s Dasara I made Date Laddus that I posted long back.

34 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

yummy tea time snacks....nice click

Padma said... [Reply]

SO many goodies... everything looks yumm and dates laddoos look very tempting...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

Yummy snacks...specially liked spinach pakoda..

Maya said... [Reply]

Loved all the snacks. I think I;ve not had these rice balls before!

Vibaas said... [Reply]

all 3 look very tempting! :)

Cham said... [Reply]

Wonderful snacks, U had a great time I guess!

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

Thank you so much for you birudu uma hee. hummm palakura pakodimm mouthwatering palakayalu and pesara vada looks crisp ee 3 unte chalu annam vadu naku hum....

Soma Pradhan said... [Reply]

These pakodas are perfect for evening snacks..

Indhu said... [Reply]

delicious snacks :)
cannot stop with one!

Sireesha said... [Reply]

Perfect for evening snacks..

Prathibha said... [Reply]

This is called back with a bang...nice n yummy recipes dear...

Priya said... [Reply]

Palak pakoda looks yummy Uma..hope u had a great time..

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

Beautiful pictures! And delicious snacks!!

Happy cook said... [Reply]

Thos pakodas look so so yumm, wish i had few of them right now.

varma's magic said... [Reply]

WOW Nice Snacks...Mouth Watering.....

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Yummy snacks.Paalak pakoda & paala kaayalu came out perfectly.I never tried mung vadda.Thanks for sharing new recipe.

vidhas said... [Reply]

Palak padoda is yummy. Seedai also looking great. Mouthwatering spread.!!

karuna said... [Reply]

hey how have u been? these look soooo yummy. We too did a small navratri celebration. I have put up some pics on my blog.

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Wow.. Perfect on a rainy day :)

Gita said... [Reply]

Awesome dishes Uma...the spinach pakodas looks super crunchy and delicious :)

Sush said... [Reply]

very tempting, crispy, crunchy pakoda. I can survive for days(rather weeks) on such fried foods.

lata raja said... [Reply]

I've just commented on a post you've done a year ago! All your navrathri dishes are great!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Mouthwatering snacks.. liked your paalak pakoda.

Nice to see you back. Missed your innovative creations and comments too.

Nithya said... [Reply]

Super good snacks items. I would love to have these when I watch a nice movie :)

Raje said... [Reply]

Yummy snacks and great pictures!

notyet100 said... [Reply]

perfect with roti,..

notyet100 said... [Reply]

Welcome back,..;-)pakodas look so yum..

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Delicious snacks Uma!

Lena Rashmin Raj said... [Reply]

Uma....these snaps are visual trat for a hungry person like me.. :) wonderful snaps dear...do visit my blog wen you get time..its ben a long time.. :)
den , i had tried palak kabab once..this looks amazing... :)

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Palak pakoda looks delish....

Humaira said... [Reply]

Hi there, Pakodies look delicious.First time here.Do visit me if you find time

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Mouth-drooling snacks!!

homecooked said... [Reply]

Wow Uma...everything looks yummy! Looks like you had lots of fun :)

Sanjana said... [Reply]

Spinach pakoda look really yummy and I know they are something I would love! Really enjoying reading your blog and your recipes! Please do come and take a look at my veggie recipes when you have time! And keep up the fantastic work!

-Sanjana from KO RASOI

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