Oil Free Palak/Spinach Pakora
Appetizers, Snacks

Oil Free Spinach/Palak Pakora

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It is a delicious teatime snack recipe made of spinach, spices, chickpea/gram, and rice flour. In this recipe, the pakoras are not deep fried but made using Air Fryer in just a spoonful of oil are healthy and low fat.

Sprinkle chat masala on the top once the pakoras are air fried makes it delicious.

Oil Free Spinach/Palak Pakora
Oil Free Spinach/Palak Pakora

Did You know: Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and zinc.

Serve the Palak Pakora with green coriander chutney and ginger chai for a teatime snack during winter and monsoon time.

Oil Free Spinach/Palak Pakora

Recipe by healthyveggiedelightCourse: Desserts


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Healthy Crispy Oil Free Spinach/Palak Pakora


  • 7 cups baby Spinach leaves. (one whole bag)

  • 1.5 cup Gram/chickpea flour (besan)

  • 1 cup Rice flour

  • 2 Green Chilli finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon grated Ginger

  • 1 tablespoon lemon/lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon brown/regular sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)

  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon Asafetida (Hing)

  • Salt as per taste

  • Chaat Masala Powder, for sprinkling


  • Mix spinach, red chili powder, garam masala, asafetida, lemon juice, salt, sugar, green chilies, ginger, and fennel seeds in a bowl
  • Use your fingers to mix all the the ingredients, squeeze the spinach so it leaves water
  • Add gram flour/besan, rice flour and baking soda till it forms a dough (no water to be used). Once the dough is formed add oil.
  • Refrigerate the dough for an hour before making pakora.
  • Brush the Air Fryer basket with oil and put pakoras directly on the basket, just like you do when adding to the oil for deep frying.
  • Air fryer pakora at 350 F for 10 minutes.
  • Healthy Crispy Spinach/Palak Pakora is ready!

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