Friday, June 12, 2015

Spinach/Palak Pakora Chaat

Spinach pakora chaat is a mouthwatering appetizer. It is perfect for tea time and an easy evening snack. Spinach pakora can be served many different ways. My husband really likes this recipe and enjoys snacking on this at dinner time. A must try.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 30 spinach leaves (washed and cleaned)
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 3 Green chilli chopped
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder (1+1 for sprinkle on pakoras)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 tablespoon oil + oil to fry
  • 1 cup sweet dates and tamarind chutney (check my recipe for sweet chutney)
  • 1/2 cup green chutney (check my recipe for green chutney)
  • 3 cups beaten yogurt/dahi
  • 1 cup gram flour thin sev
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped green coriander leaves

  1. Add gram flour to a bowl along with 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon oil, ajwain and salt
  2. Mix and add water to make a thin batter, heat oil in a kadai/pan on  medium high heat
  3. Dip each spinach leaf in the batter and deep fry until crispy and golden
  4. Drain and keep on absorbent paper
  5. Keep pakoras on serving plates
  6. Pour beaten yogurt on pakoras
  7. Drizzle with sweet chutney and green chutney
  8. Sprinkle the chaat masala, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder and a little salt
  9. Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds
  10. Garnish with chopped green chilli, sev and coriander leaves
  11. Serve immediately

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