palak pakora recipe for navratri fasting or vrat
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vrat ka palak pakora

Vrat ke palak pakore recipe - spinach fritters made during fasting with buckwheat flour and spinach.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup kuttu ka atta or buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped palak or spinach leaves - tightly packed
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) or ΒΌ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts (moongphali)
  • rock salt or sendha namak as required
  • water as required


  • Roast the peanuts in a small pan till they become crisp.
  • When they cool, coarsely crush them in a mortar-pestle.
  • Rinse the spinach leaves and finely them.
  • In a bowl, mix everything including the coarsely powdered peanuts.
  • Add very little water and make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil for shallow or deep frying in kadai or pan.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the batter in the hot oil and fry till crisp and golden on both sides.
  • Serve the vrat palak pakora with coriander chutney, coconut chutney or homemade tomato sauce.