Monday, May 13, 2013

Spinach fritters

Whenever I do bhaji/fritters I usually go for instant mix. But my sister always insist me to do homemade. She usually prepare this way with other vegetables, but I tried with spinach. It was so addictive. The flavor of carom(omam) seeds was so wonderful and the addition of baking powder turned so crispier. I did only with spinach, you can use any vegetable of your choice like potato, plantains, bell peppers and onion. Even zucchini works great in this.

You can serve as a plain fritter or make as a chaat. The chaat will sure be a crowd pleaser. Add or reduce ingredients as per your taste for chaat. I got the chaat idea from a cook book, I don't have any clue of the book. Whenever I get it, I will sure update the details.

  • Spinach leaves - 20
  • Oil to deep fry

For batter:
  • Gram flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Carom(Ajwain)/omam seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup(appr)
For serving: (optional)
  • Potatoes - 1 cup, boiled and chopped
  • Green chutney - 1/2 cup
  • Sweet chutney - 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt - 1 and 1/4 cup, beaten
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilly powder - to taste
  • Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cilantro - to garnish
  • Sev - as per need


Wash and drain the water from spinach, pat it dry. Mix all the ingredients together given 'for batter' and prepare a semi thick batter with water. 
Check the water consistency. It should not be so thick or thin. Coat each spinach leaf with batter, on both sides. Heat oil in a pan and deep - fry the spinach leaves until golden brown.

Serve hot or serve as a chaat

For chaat:
Place 2 spinach fritters on serving plate. Add 2 tsp chopped potatoes, 1 tsp green chutney, 2 tsp sweet chutney and 1 tbsp yogurt on each fritter. Sprinkle salt, red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder to taste. Garnish with thin sev and cilantro and serve immediately.

  • Rice flour can be replaced by cornflour.


Prema said...

Healthy chat,yum...

Hari Chandana said...

My fav.. Yummy !!

Rafeeda AR said...

this sound good... i've made fritters but after cutting and mixing it, like pakoda style...

Lifewithspices said...

this sounds so good..

Vimitha Durai said...

Loved the chaat idea.. Looks nice

Menaga Sathia said...

sounds too good!!

Anonymous said...

I love fritters but have never thought of using spinach!! fabulous :)
Mary x

Hema said...

Loved it..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looooooooooooks so yummy ..tempting

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said...

Looks so good and tempting!

divya said...

Looking yummy and delicious! Tempting clicks too:)

Nava K said...

For me, time is the deciding factor over the which mix I use. We have quite nice instant mix varieties but of course nothing can be the home made.

The fritters looks so good and very inviting. Need to try out soon. I can imagine the taste right after the frying process.

Shanthi said...

very tempting....perfectly done...

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