Vaali Bajo/Malabar Spinach Pakoda

A easy pakoda recipe which can be made on a rainy day.

Vaali /Malabar spinach or any spinach leaves – 20 leaves
Oil for deep frying

For Batter:
Gram Flour / Kadalehittu / Besan – 1 cup
Rice Flour / akki hittu – 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Asafoetida / Hing– a pinch
Carom Seeds / Ajwain / Carom Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Water as needed

Wash the leaves really well and dry them.
Mix all the ingredients for batter in a bowl to a smooth batter.
Dip each leaf in the batter and fry in hot oil till golden.
Drain and serve hot with sweet and spicy chutney or even tomato ketchup.

Aps Note:
If you do not find malabar spinach then you can use any spinach leaves you find. But make sure they are fresh and crispy!
Happy Cooking !


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