Cook's Hideout: Palak Pakoda (Spinach Fritters)

July 17, 2006

Palak Pakoda (Spinach Fritters)

To go along with my Chinese green tea, I made some green pakodas (with spinach). I used frozen chopped spinach, but fresh spinach will definitely taste better in this dish. Procedure is same as anyother pakoda, just add Palak to the batter, and fry.

Besan (Chickpea flour) - 1 cup
Spinach - 1/2 cup chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Green Chilies - 3-4
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

  • If you are using frozen, thaw spinach and squeeze out the water completely. If using fresh, finely chop the spinach.
  • Add all the ingredients to the flour, add water to make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil, about 1" high in a frying pan, add batter with a tablespoon (to make same size fritters) and fry till golden brown on medium heat.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.


  1. Your spinach fritters remind me of fritters which we have in marathi weddings. I have not made any kind of fritters for many days but i will try yours. I have suddenly got a craving for them

  2. Hi Anupama,
    I remember having spinach fritters with Sindhi Kadi in one of our Marathi friends party.
    Try them and let me know how they turned out.
    Thank you for visiting.

  3. You cant imagine the amount of frozen spinach puree with cream,I have with me,had planned to make fritters with them ,and what do I see here....Thanks for the recipe Pavani,I have to try them!

  4. Hi Sumitha,
    Thanks for your comments. Hope you like them.



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