Palak pakora ( Spinach Pakoda)Greens like Spinach (Palak) has more iron content.
It is veryhealthy, especially for children, pregnant women, elderly people,
and for people, who are anemic.
Spinach (palak) - 1 bunch (washed and finely chopped)
Besan flour (chick pea flour - kadalai maavu) - 150 gms.
Rice flour - 50 gms.
red chilli powder - 1 tspn.
Garlic powder or finely crushed garlic - 1/2 tspn.
Asafoetida (hing powder) - 1 pinch
salt - 3/4 tspn.
red food color - 1 pinch (optional)
chopped onion - 1 (medium sized one)
Soda bicarbonate (baking soda) - 1 pinch
water - 2 tbspn.
Oil – for frying
Mix all the ingredients, except oil, in a wide bowl. Make them
into a thick batter.
Make small balls and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium heat.
Fry the spinach balls carefully until golden brown.
Drain the excess oil.
Serve it with any soup or with any tiffin variety.
In the Islamic Tradition, during Ramadan's 30 days, we prepare this pakoda with porridge ,pottukadalai chutney and Lemon mint Juice. This combo will suits Healthy Morsel Pregnant women.
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