Tempting Palak Paokdas to go with your evening tea!
Try it out 🙂
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel
- Palak/ Spinach – 2 cups
- Gram flour / Besan – 1 cup
- Onion thinly sliced – 1 small
- Rice flour – 2 tbsp
- Cumin seeds/ jeera – 1/2 tsp
- Green chillies – 3-4
- Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
- Salt as required
- Wash the spinach thoroughly and finely chop it. Thinly slice the onion
- Heat oil in a Kadai for deep fry
- Mix the gram flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl
- Add hot oil to this mixture. ( the hot oil and rice flour helps in making crispy pakodas)
- Add the spinach, onion and coriander leaves ( finely chopped) to the bowl and mix
- The spinach will leave some water so add water if required
- Make sure the batter is not watery. It should be of dropping consistency
- If the batter becomes a little water add a little gram flour. Make the pakodas immediately after mixing the batter
- Prepare the pakodas by dropping the mixture little by little into the Kadai and deep fry till golden brown.
- Serve these crispy pakodas with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney.
Mom learnt this dish from one of dad’s friend’s who runs a small hotel. Mom had this unique quality of trying new dishes and learning from anyone, be it cookery shows, friends or relatives. Non-veg lovers who don’t enjoy eating greens will definitely relish Palak in this way. She would make it spicy and serve with rotis 🙂
Image Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel
- Lamb (Mutton) – 500 gms
- Spinach (palak) finely chopped – 1 big bunch
- Onion – 1 large
- Tomato finely chopped – 1 medium sized
- Green chilles – 5-6
- Curd – 2 tbsp
- Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder -1 tsp
- Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
- Salt – as required
- Wash the mutton thoroughly.
- Marinate with curd, ginger garlic paste and all the powders , salt for about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile thinly slice the onions. Heat oil in a Kadai. Add the onions and fry till golden brown.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
- Add the green chillies and marinated mutton and fry till the raw smell goes and oil separates .
- Add the palak and fry for some more time.
- Lastly, add water and Pressure cook on medium heat for about 15 – 20 mins.
Serve hot with rotis or rice 🙂