Onion – Spinach Pakoras (Palak-pyaz pakoras or bhajjias)

Pakoras or fritters or bhajis are satisfying evening snacks we wish to have during winters or monsoon. A plateful of crisp pakoras with a cup of hot tea is an ultimate delight.
Pakoras or fritters are deep-fried crisp snack which is prepared to add any vegetable to besan. Besan or chickpea flour is the base and chopped vegetables along with chopped coriander leaves and green chillies are added for flavour. Add of little semolina or sooji to make them crispier
As spinach is easily available in winters and the flavour is good so I decided to use and it goes very well with onions.
Palak Pyaz Pakoras
Preps time  20 minutes
Cooking time  20 minutes
Servings   4-5


. Chickpea flour or besan – 1 cup
. Semolina or sooji – 2 tablespoons
. Water – 3 cups or sufficient enough to make a batter
. Finely chopped spinach – 1 cup
. Thinly sliced onion – 1/2 cup
. Salt, red chilly powder and garam masala powder – tastewise
. Anaardana powder (dry pomegranate  powder)
. Carom /ajwain seeds – 1 teaspoon
. Chopped coriander leaves and green chillies – 2 teaspoons
. Oil for deep frying – Sufficient enough
1- Mix everything mentioned above except oil to make a batter
2- Mix so well to avoid lumps. Keep the batter at rest for 20 minutes.
3- Heat the oil and add a little batter with the help of a spoon or by hand to fry pakoras or fritters.
4- Deep fry them until crisp and golden brown and take them out of the oil
5- Keep them on absorbent paper to absorb extra oil.
6- Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup
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