Monday, March 26, 2012

Palak Bhajia - Spinach Fritters

Back in the US of A and settling in quickly & quite nicely, I must add. This time around has been a lot easier on me, though it is a new part of the country for us. The only thing I still need to work on is the turn signals while driving - I keep switching the wipers on instead! :) Enjoying the large, open spaces and the modest traffic here, especially after the ever-increasing congestion of Bangalore. But Bangalore is Bangalore - missing it and all that it represents for me :(

Here's a palak bhajiya recipe from my drafts, a quick tea time snack.

Palak Bhajias

Ingredients:

A handful big spinach leaves, cleaned & wiped dry
Oil for deep frying

For the batter:
1/2 cup besan
1 tsp rice flour
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp warm oil
a pinch each of heeng and haldi
salt to taste
water for mixing

Method:

Mix the batter ingredients together to form a slightly thick, lump-free batter.
Dip each spinach leaf one by one in this batter and deep fry in hot oil until crispy brown.

22 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

That looks too tempting, crispy and crunchy fritters, good to know you settled well, natural to miss home town, good luck.

Manasi said...

Palak bhajiyya almost feel like comfort food when far away from home, don't they ?!
U have come back at a good time, spring! Hope all goes well and u feel at home soon.

Prathibha said...

gud 2 knw that u r settled...these pakoras look absolutely crispy n yummm

Arch said...

Good to know you've settled back again ! I really admire how you move across continents with 2 kids ! One move and I feel I'm done !! I remember eating these bhajiyas in a little store on Brigade road in bangalore, thats perhaps the only time I've eaten these !

Junk magnet said...

Been following your blog for quite sometime now. I kept worrying all day about a half-used bunch of spinach sitting in the fridge - thanks for posting this! Reminds me of my good old Bengaluru days!

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

Nice to know you are settling back. Palak bhajia looks tempting!

Sharmila said...

You make it sound so easy ... am still getting the jitters. Good to know you have settled down and back to cooking. TC.

Hema said...

Very crispy and yummy bhajjis..

Priyanka said...

Great that you are settled, we Bangalorean miss u too :)
The fritters are great. Perfect with the tea

Anonymous said...

Wow thats tempting..Nice that you are having fun with your driving. Enjoi Madi!

Have some spinach in the fridge. So tonight its gonna be spinach fritters at home.

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Happy Cook / Finla said...

Happy to hear you are setteling down very well there.

Asha said...

Vaniamma!! I didn't know u have moved back to US!! So happy for you but must be hard to leave the house u bought in B'lore and family of course. I am yet to blog, still waiting for the "shani" to move out! :P
Have fun, hope to blog soon.I miss Y'all!! :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice to see your post...lovely fritters

Kanchan said...

These are one of the most crispiest fritters, i love the feel of papad in this.

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments, all :)

Vani said...

Asha - hope the shani passes soon and to see you back in action! :)

Pooja said...

pic looks soooooo yummy Vani. I should have lunch before I checked your blog lol.

Never tried my hand on palak Bhajiya, its thing in my next to do list ;)
I hope you are loving coming back to USA. Hope to talk to you sometime :)

maha said...

awesum luking fritters..loved the pics...nice one n easy to make..
Maha

Recipeswap said...

Lovely Bhajji. Neat photo!

Jayashree said...

Crisp and delicious looking bhajji, Vani...

Vani said...

Thanks, all!