Palak chaat recipe (Spinach pakoda chaat)

Palak chaat recipe – Crispy spinach leaves are coated with gram flour batter and deep fried in the oil. Then topped with chutneys (green chutney and meethi chutney), yogurt, sev, chaat masala and coriander leaves.

This palak chaat recipe is healthy but not healthy!!! Fried spinach leaves are not ideal, but sure it is delicious and will give some needed nutrients.

Here you can add chopped onion and tomato for some fresh flavors, though I have skipped it.

“Chaat”!! This word is good enough to have the craving for it, no matter what kind of chaat it is. I am a huge fan of any kind of chaat recipe, so is my family.

Check out other chaat recipes
Oats chaat // Boondi chaat // Aloo tikki chole chaat // Sweet corn bhel


How to make palak chaat recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First let’s make palak pakoda. take spinach leaves, remove the hard stalk. Rinse them well carefully. Pat it dry using kitchen towel or paper napkin.

2) Keep the cleaned, dry spinach leaves aside.

3) To make the batter, take besan, rice flour, salt, ajwain, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder in a bowl.

4) Mix well.

5) Now make the batter by adding little water at a time. The consistency should be medium thick. I have used ⅓ cup of water. You may need more or less depending on the freshness and quality of the besan. If you dump all the water at once, you will have too many lumps in the batter and we need lump free medium thick batter.

6) Now heat the oil in a pan for deep frying on medium heat. Once it is hot, take one spinach leaf, dip into the batter.

7) It should be coated from all the sides.

8) Gently slid the batter coated spinach leaves in the hot oil. Fry 4-5 pakodas at a time.

9) Once fried from one side, flip it and fry another side. It should be crispy from both the sides.

10) Using slotted spatula, drain the excess oil and remove the palak pakoda on a paper towel lined plate.

11) Let’s prepare the palak chaat – arrange the palak pakoda on the plate.

12) Drizzle some green coriander chutney on top.

13) Next drizzle tamarind date chutney.

14) Followed by whisked yogurt.

15)  Sprinkle little chaat masala on top.

16) Now sprinkle the fine sev. At this time, you can sprinkle chopped onion and tomato. I have skipped it. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve this spinach chaat immediately before palak pakoda gets soft and soggy.

Serving suggestion: serve as a snack or whenever craving for it.

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Palak chaat recipe (Spinach chaat), Palak pakoda chaat recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 556 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For palak pakoda:

  • 10-12 leaves Spinach (Palak) medium sized
  • ½ cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tablespoons Rice flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • Salt – to taste
  • cup or more or less Water
  • Oil for deep frying

For Palak chaat:

Instructions

making palak pakora:

  1. Take spinach leaves, remove the hard stalk.
  2. Rinse them well carefully. Pat it dry using kitchen towel or paper napkin. Keep the cleaned, dry spinach leaves aside.
  3. To make the batter, take besan, rice flour, salt, ajwain, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Now make the smooth batter by adding little water at a time. The consistency should be medium thick. I have used ⅓ cup of water.
  5. Now heat the oil in a pan for deep frying on medium heat.
  6. Once it is hot, take one spinach leaf, dip into the batter. It should be coated from all the sides.
  7. Gently slid the batter coated spinach leaves in the hot oil. Fry 4-5 pakodas at a time.
  8. Once fried from one side, flip it and fry another side. It should be crispy from both the sides.
  9. Using slotted spatula, drain the excess oil and remove on a paper towel lined plate.

Making palak pakoda chaat recipe:

  1. arrange the palak pakoda on the plate.
  2. Drizzle some green coriander chutney on top.
  3. Next drizzle tamarind date chutney.
  4. Followed by whisked yogurt.
  5. Now sprinkle the fine sev.
  6. At this time, you can sprinkle chopped onion and tomato. I have skipped it.
  7. Sprinkle little chaat masala on top.
  8. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Serve immediately

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Palak chaat recipe (Spinach chaat), Palak pakoda chaat recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.8g 66%
Saturated Fat 5.3g 27%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 419mg 17%
Potassium 670mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7.2g
Protein 10.7g 21%
Vitamin A 119%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 13%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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