A pakora is a fried vegetable snack originating from India. Chickpea flour is used to create the crispy coating, making these spinach fritters deliciously gluten-free!

Palak Pakoras (Spinach Fritters) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oil, to deep fry
 
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Preparation

  1. Mix the chickpea flour with the chili powder, asafetida, cumin, and salt.
  2. Add the chopped spinach and just enough water to make a thick batter. The consistency should be such that you should be able to make rough round balls with the dough.
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Make small golf ball-sized dumplings with the batter and drop into the hot oil.
  5. Turn the pakoras over after 1-2 minutes.
  6. Fry until golden brown and transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Serve hot with pickles, chutney, or ketchup.
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