Spinach and potato indian pakoras

Indian pakoras from eatgood4life.com
Now, I know I have not posted in almost a week but I have been experimenting on this no bake peanut butter pie that is not working for me. Two tries and still not good. The flavor is totally there but the consistency is not. I think I am giving it one more try and that is IT!!

Why haven’t I made this before? The last time I made these pakoras it was probably 5-6 years ago, no kidding.We went to Asheville, NC this summer and ate at this vegan restaurant where we had Pakoras. They weren’t that good so I decided to make them home when ever I got a chance. The chance was today.

The ones in the restaurant had nothing on these ones, and my husband strongly agreed :-) These pakoras are awesome, easy, and tasty.Just try and see for yourself.

Anyhow, enjoy this simple and awesome Indian Pakoras. I got my spices at an Indian market 15 miles from my house. You can get them at your local grocery store but they will be 10 times more expensive and you will get a lot less quantity.

By the way, you may add chopped onions or any other veggies of your choice to the Pakoras.


Seems like a lot of filling and not enough batter. Just make sure you mix the ingredients together well enough before placing in the oil to fry.
Indian vegetable pakoras from eatgood4life.com
….and the final result, just superb :-)


Spinach and potato indian pakoras

Yield: 6 servings


2 Cups Besan, chick pea flour
1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon celtic salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 cup warm water
3-4 medium potatoes, finely chopped
4-6 oz fresh spinach


In a large mixing bowl, mix together the besan, spices, salt, and  baking powder.

Add the water and mix thoroughly. The batter should be thick, almost like heavy double cream and there should be air bubbles throughout (like in the picture).

Incorporate the chopped potatoes and spinach and mix.

On a heavy deep sauce pan heat any neutral oil of your choice , I use olive oil. Carefully place in heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the hot oil.

Try not to overcrowd the oil because it will result in greasy pakoras. Fry until the pakoras are a pecan-brown, about 60-90 seconds on each side.

Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the batter and serve.


  1. Buenísimo Myriam, pero buenísimo de verdad! tengo que probar esta receta, me gusta la combinación de ingredientes y debe estar de vicio.
    Por cierto, la próxima primavera nos vamos a nueva york, me recomiendas algo que no debo perderme? tiendas, restaurantes… lo que creas, dime!

  2. Rosanna,

    estan de muerte, te los recomiendo. Muy faciles de hacer y buenisimo.

    Puff, referente a lo de NYC, ahi tantas cosas de por ver, hacer y comer q es dificil pero vamos lo tipico, central park, times square, china town (canal street es el metro), los museos, downtown donde las torres gemelas. Si quereis comprar cosas de marca baratas como ropa y tal en china town y un centro comercial q esta al lado de las torres gemelas q se llama Century 21. Tb si no vais a ver la estatua o si vais a verla da igual :-) coger el ferry q va a Staten Island q sale desde downtown Manhattan q es gratis y os dais un paseo en el barco pues a la entrada a Manhattan otra vez es bonito y os podeis sacar fotos guapas :-0

    Restaurantes….pues en el village area ahi mogollon. Tb Chelsea market q es donde tienen el canal de television de comida de aqui en Estados unidos y tienen restaurantes, tiendas de instrumentos de cocina y una panaderia muy famosa. Esta muy bien

    Bueno pues nada espero q te ayude un poco :-)


  3. Vegetables aren’t my thing but those do look interesting. :)

    I’m here for the peanut butter pie mention. Is it a healthy version?! Peanut butter pie is one of my favorite things ever. This morning I made a speculoos version of peanut butter pie but it’s super bad for you. I look forward to your version!

  4. Texanerian,

    not really that healthy. The crust has oatmeal, peanuts, cookies, butter and soy milk. The problem is the top consistency with the peanut butter, condense milk and cheese. It seems not to want to stay together much :-)

    I am thinking of the next trial which will be the last one. The pie is really yummy but the consistency is not there….

  5. Muchísimas gracias Myriam!!!!!! Me refería a tiendas concretas donde comprar menaje o ingredientes, tiendas de estas que uno no se puede perder cuando está en una ciudad.
    Muchas gracias por tus recomendaciones, las tendré en cuenta!

  6. Spinach and potato pakoras looks so crispy and perfect. You have a nice space here :)

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  8. I made these, loved them and shared them with others who loved them too. I also added fennugreek to the last batch for a unique Indian twist. Thank you for this delicious healthy recipe. YUMMO!

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