Preparation time : 15 mins | Serves 6 persons
This fried spinach recipe is generally known as “Palak Pakora” in Pakistani cuisine. Use of rice flour makes the crust crispy and it becomes more lighter and crispy if you use red lentils paste. To make lentils paste you have to soak lentils overnight and then blend it with little quantity of water.
10 whole spinach leaves (re4move the stem and clean)
1 cup graham flour or red lentils paste
1/4 cup rice flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tspn black pepper powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
1. In a mixing bowl, combine graham flour or lentils paste, rice flour and baking soda. Beat them together using whisk so that a smooth fluffy paste would form.
2. After that add all the spices and mix well.
3. Take a piece of spinach and fold it twice first horizontally then wrap it vertically.
4. Now dip it in the batter and put in preheated oil for deep frying on medium heat. Similarly fry rest of the spinach and take them out on turning into golden brown in color.
If you use graham flour, then will need some water to make medium consistency of batter.