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Monday, 16 October 2017

Mixed Dal Palak Pakora (Mixed Lentil Spinach Fritters)

          A bowl of hot and crispy pakoras is anytime welcome. If it happens to be a rainy day or a cold winter night, then the excitement reaches to another level. So how about trying out some mixed lentil and spinach pakoras / fritters? Enjoy these yummy small bites as a tea-time snack or as an appetizer with any chutney of your choice or tomato sauce. 

  • 1/2 cup mixed dal, soaked overnight
  • salt to taste
  • 1" ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2-3 tbsp. spinach puree
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. flax seed
  • pinch of baking soda
  • oil to deep fry

          Blend together all the above mentioned ingredients (except flax seed and oil) into a smooth paste. Add very little water only if needed. 

          Add the flax seed and the baking soda. Whisk well and refrigerate for an hour. 

          Heat oil in a pan and drop spoonfuls of it and fry on a medium flame till light golden in colour. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with any homemade chutney or sauce. 

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