Bored of eating palak paneer the same old way with parathe or rice? Let’s modify this dinner time dish into a peppy tea time snack, shall we? How about trying some palak paneer ke pakode?
Yes! You heard it right. What could be more inviting than combining two of the tastiest dishes known to mankind into one lip smacking delicacy? Get ready to step into food heaven as you read the recipe of this crispy, crunchy snack.
Palak Paneer Ke Pakode
Serves: 1 person
Nutritional Value: Approximately 300 calories in 6 pieces
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 5-6 Spinach Leaves
- 1 cup paneer (grated or crushed)
- Half Cup besan (Gram Flour)
- Half teaspoon red chili powder
- Half teaspoon coriander powder
- Half teaspoon cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- Water as required
- Oil for frying (Groundnut/sunflower/mustard/sesame oil)
- To prepare the batter for pakodas, mix besan, water and salt in a bowl. Whisk the ingredients till no lumps are left.
- In another bowl, mix paneer with coriander powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder.
- Add salt and mix till spice powders are incorporated well with paneer.
- Place a spinach leaf on a flat surface and place some of the paneer mixture at the center of the leaf.
- Wrap the leaf carefully in any desired shape to cover the paneer stuffing.
- Secure the leaf’s edges with a toothpick.
- Use all spinach leaves and make similar paneer wrapped bites. Do not worry about the stuffing falling out of spinach leaves.
- Dip these bites into previously prepared besan mixture and deep fry in hot oil.
- Allow excess oil to drain and serve the pakodas hot with imli chutney.
Here’s the video recipe for Palak Paneer ke Pakode:
- Ensure that oil is well heated to avoid chewy pakodas.
- Using maida (plain flour) to prepare batter will give a different taste to the dish.
- Adding carom seeds to the batter is a tasty alternative!
- Add a spoonful of hot oil to the batter for crispier pakodas.