Monday, November 30, 2015

Onion Spinach Pakoda Recipe / Onion Spinach Pakora Recipe / Ullipaya Palakura Pakoda Recipe

Crispy Onion Spinach Pakoda or Pakora is a Yummy and delicious Fritters coated with chickpea flour. This is so simple and easy to prepare with in fraction of seconds. Me and my family members like to have this Spicy Onion Spinach pakoda especially on a rainy day along with ginger tea or coffee. My husband love this recipe a lot...:).
If your kids are not interested to have spinach or any leafy vegetables, try it out the way i make so they will definitely love it..:). Serve this onion Spinach Pakoda along with Ginger tea as a tea time snack or even you can make this as a starter.

One tip from this recipe: Spinach and Onions release lots of water once they are well combined with some salt. In Spinach sodium content will be more, so while adding salt add little less amount. In this recipe, not required to add even a drop of water.

When the oil is nice and hot, first test the oil by dropping little bit of spinach mixture, if it raises to the surface immediately then the oil is enough hot to deep fry the pakora or pakoda but make sure the oil should be on medium flame.

One of the main ingredients in this recipe is Spinach, Ginger, Cumin seeds, Ajwain seeds and Rice flour.
Spinach is an excellent source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Sodium, Potassium.
Ginger, Cumin and Ajwain seeds are good for digestive system and that sets everything off.
Rice flour gives crispy ness to pakoda or pakora. So Every ingredient has its own significance...:)

Author: Nagaharisha
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 to 3
Preparation time: under 15 minutes
Cooking time: under 15 minutes.


  • Gram Flour / besan / Senagapindi - 1 3/4 cups
  • Rice Flour / Varipindi - 2  tbsps
  • Onions - 2 Cups thinly sliced
  • Spinach - 2.5 Cups finely chopped
  • Green Chilies - 2 finely chopped or adjust to your taste
  • Ginger - 1 inch Size finely Chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 4 to 5 tbsps
  • Curry Leaves - few finely chopped or if you are using dry one, just crush it
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2  tsp
  • Baking Powder - Pinch (optional)
  • Ajwain Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - Required amount
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp or adjust to your taste
  • Oil - To deep fry + 2 Tsps hot oil

Procedure to make Onion Spinach Pakoda or Pakora:

  • Wash the spinach well in water and drain out all the water. Finely chop it and set aside.
  • Into a mixing bowl, add thinly sliced onions, enough amount of salt and knead it well nicely with your hands. The onions oozes out lots of water.
  • Now add Chopped Spinach leaves, Curry leaves, Cumin seeds, Ajwain seeds, Chopped Coriander leaves, Chopped Ginger and mix it well completely with your hand.
  • Add chopped green chilies and mix it once completely. (Hands might get burning sensation, so to prevent i have added green chilies at the end). On the other side, heat enough amount of oil to deep fry in a heavy bottom pan / kadai
  • Into another bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, baking powder (optional) and mix it well. Now add 2 tsps hot oil, mix it well and after mixing there should not be any lumps. Be careful while mixing, oil will be too hot.
  • Add the mixed flour into the spinach mixture little by little and mix it well completely. As shown in the video. Do not add even a drop of water to this mixture, the moisture in onions and spinach are much enough.
  • Once the oil is nice and hot, turn the flame to medium and slowly drop the spinach mixture little by little. Stir it occasionally, let them fry until golden colour from all the sides and do not overcrowd the pan while frying.
  • Transfer onion spinach pakora or pakoda to other paper napkin plate using slotted ladle.
  • Do the remaining in small batches until this is done.
  • Serve it warm in a serving plate along with ginger tea or coffee of your choice.


  • You can even refrigerate this Onion Spinach Pakoda in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. before having it just warm them in a microwave and have it with tea or coffee of your choice.
  • while adding the mixture into the oil, make sure your hands are dry.

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