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palak patta chaat recipe - crisp fried palak pakora topped with spicy green chutney, tangy and sweet tamarind dates chutney and onions, sev and spice mixes.
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total time:
30minutes

palak chaat recipe with step by step photos – there are many ways to include spinach in your meals and here is one chatpata way….. that of palak chaat.

palak chaat

my mom had shared this palak chaat recipe with me on the phone. she had seen this recipe on some tv channel and shared the method.

the only flipside in this chaat recipe is that spinach pakora (fritters) are fried. each spinach leaf is coated with besan (gram flour) batter and fried.

but that is what makes this dish crisp & delicious. the fried palak pakoras become crisp and crunchy when each individual leaf is fried unlike the palak pakora recipe which i had posted earlier.

on top of these palak pakoras, you add your favorite chutneys, sev and finely chopped onions. instead of papdi (flat crisp pooris) we use palak pakora as a base, topped with the chaat tidbits and spice powders. this palak chaat can be served as a snack or a starter dish.

you will need both green chutney and sweet chaat chutney for this palak chaat. so make them a day before and keep in the fridge. i have also added a vegan yogurt in this chaat. i added peanut yogurt which gave a very peanuty flavor in this chaat. you can use any yogurt – milk yogurt or even cashew yogurt.

along with a few veggies, palak or spinach is one more veggie which most people don’t like, especially kids. we all know that spinach is very very good for health. spinach is a rich source of most vitamins like A, C, E, K, B2 and most essential minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, zinc etc. it is rich in antioxidants too.

usually kids don’t like to eat palak and they are also not interested in knowing how good the palak or spinach is for their health. the only thing that matters to them is how tasty the food is to them. this chaat is especially good for kids as the palak is disguised in a way. you can also check these recipes of:

the homemade green chutney, tamarind-dates chutney & curd also contribute not only in taste but also nutrient wise. i am sure that this delicious palak chaat will make them reconsider their attitude towards palak and have it on their favorite menu.

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palak chaat recipe

palak patta chaat recipe - crisp fried palak pakora topped with spicy green chutney, tangy and sweet tamarind dates chutney and onions, sev and spice mixes.
course snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for the palak pakora

  • 12 to 15 medium sized palak leaves (spinach leaves)
  • ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • a pinch of red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • a generous pinch of saunf powder (fennel powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds or bishops weed)
  • salt as required
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour (optional)
  • water as required
  • oil for frying the pakoras

for the palak chaat

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • a small bowl of curd (dahi or yogurt) or any vegan yogurt. i added peanut yogurt
  • a small bowl of green chutney
  • a small bowl of sweet chutney
  • sev as required - fried gram flour vermicelli
  • some crushed papdis or pooris
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils (optional)
  • chaat masala as required
  • roasted cumin powder as required (bhuna jeera powder)
  • red chili powder as required (lal mirch powder)
  • black salt as required
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

how to make palak chaat recipe

making palak pakora for chaat

  1. remove only the leaves from the palak bunch. rinse them well in water.
  2. wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.
  3. in a bowl mix all the dry ingredients - besan, turmeric powder, asafoetida, red chili powder, fennel powder, carom seeds and salt.
  4. add water and make a thick flowing batter.
  5. heat oil for frying in a kadai or pan.

  6. dip each spinach leaf in the batter and place them in the hot oil.
  7. fry them in batches till golden and crisp. drain on kitchen tissues to remove excess oil.

making palak chaat

  1. on a serving plate/plates, place the fried palak pakoras.
  2. top with the green chutney and sweet chutney as required.
  3. sprinkle some chopped onions.
  4. pour 2 to 3 tablespoon of yogurt (curd) or as required.

  5. sprinkle with chaat masala, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt as required.
  6. top with some sev and crushed papdis (flat crisp puris).

  7. lastly garnish palak chaat with some chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate.
  8. serve palak chaat immediately.

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how to make palak patta chaat recipe

preparing the palak pakora

1. remove only the leaves from the palak bunch. take about 12 to 15 medium sized spinach leaves (palak) and rinse them well in water.

palak chaat recipe

2. wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.

palak chaat recipe

3. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making palak pakora.

palak chaat recipe

4. in a bowl mix all the dry ingredients – ½ cup besan (gram flour), 1 pinch of turmeric powder (haldi), 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing), 1 pinch of red chili powder (lal mirch powder), 1 generous pinch of fennel powder (saunf powder) and ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain).

palak chaat recipe

5. next add 1 tablespoon rice flour (optional) and salt as required.

palak chaat recipe

6. mix very well.

palak chaat recipe

7. add water as required.

palak chaat recipe

8. you can mix with a spoon or whisk with a wired whisk.

palak chaat recipe

9. whisk till the batter is smooth. you need to make a thick flowing batter.

palak chaat recipe

10. heat oil for frying palak pakora in a kadai or pan. dip each spinach leaf in the batter and place them in the hot oil.

palak chaat recipe

11. fry them in batches till golden and crisp.

palak chaat recipe

12. drain fried palak pakora on kitchen tissues to remove excess oil.

palak chaat recipe

making palak chaat

13. on a serving plate/plates, place the fried palak pakoras. you can gently crush the fried palak pakoras before making the chaat, its optional. i have served the palak pakoras whole and also crushed. both ways it tastes good but if you have small kids then its better to crush and serve.

palak chaat recipe

14. top with the green chutney and sweet chutney as required.

palak chaat recipe

15. sprinkle some chopped onions.

palak chaat recipe

16. pour 2 to 3 tablespoon of yogurt (dahi or curd) or add as required.

palak chaat recipe

17. sprinkle with chaat masala, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt as required.

palak chaat recipe

18. top with some sev and crushed papdis (flat crisp puris).

palak chaat recipe

19. lastly garnish palak chaat with some chopped coriander leaves and pomegranate (optional).

palak chaat recipe

20. garnish with more sev if you want.

palak chaat recipe

21. serve palak chaat immediately. for more such tasty recipes you can check this collection of 32 chaat snacks recipes.

palak chaat recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. Awesome recipe,, thanks for sharing

    • welcome pooja 🙂

  2. Excellent recipe! My family enjoyed it very much. I added chickpeas and diced boiled potatoes to the chaat…Definitely will be making it again…

  3. Sounds absolutely interesting.. awesome captures as always 😀

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