Tuesday, January 03, 2017


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keerai pakoda
Spinach Pakoda

Today's recipe is a simple and delicious tea time snack that can be prepared in no time. This starter recipe is made with spinach leaves & tastes heavenly delicious that no one would guess there is greens in it. It is one of the very popular & hot favorite starter recipe of South India. Lets see how to make this crispy snack with this easy video recipe.

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  • Spinach chopped - 1 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Sliced green chilly - 1 or 2
  • Crushed garlic - 3 to 4
  • Broken cashewnuts - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • OIl to deep fry
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and chop spinach to fine pieces.
  2. Add spinach to mixing bowl.
  3. Add besan flour, rice flour, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, garam masala pwd, ajwain, baking soda, salt and chopped coriander leaves.
  4. Add sliced green chilly, crushed garlic, broken cashewnuts, ghee and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle water little by little and knead to thick dough.
  6. cover and allow the dough to rest for 10 mins.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Add the spinach dough in hot oil in batches.
  9. Take care not to overcrown the oil.
  10. Deep fry in medium flame.
  11. Once the pakoda turns golden and crispy, drain in kitchen tissue.
  12. Crispy delicious spinach pakoda is ready.
  13. It makes an excellent tea time snack.
keerai pakoda

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