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Palak Vada | Spinach Lentil Fritters

Palak Vada or Spinach Lentil Fritters are made with a mixed lentil with added whole spices along with greens. These surely make a delicious evening snack.
Course Appetizers & Starters
Cuisine India
Keyword Vada Recipes
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Evening Snack, Party, Weekend Special
By Diet Gluten Free, Protein Rich
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Spinach Leaves finely chopped
  • 1 /2 cup Chana Dal / Bengal Gram
  • 1 /2 cup Urad Dal / Black Gram
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 to 3 Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 no Green Chillies finely chopped
  • A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
  • Salt to Taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the lentils separately for at least 4 hours.
  • Grind the Urad dal with just enough water to a fluffy batter.
  • Save 2 tsp of chana dal and grind the rest of the Chana dal to a semi coarse paste.
  • Make a paste of ginger and 3 green chilies, finely chop one chili.
  • Wash and finely chop the spinach leaves.
  • In a wide bowl, add all the ingredients together.
  • Heat a Kadai with oil, take a small portion of batter, flatten as you would with your regular vadas, and gently slide into the hot oil.
  • Cook on a medium flame for the vadas to be cooked from within as well.
  • Cook on both sides and drain with a slotted ladle onto a kitchen towel.
  • Serve hot with chutney.
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