No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora (Gluten-Free No-Fry Indian Fritters)

No-Fry Pakora or Fritters

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine.  Pakoras are basically fritters where onions, or other vegetables, are coated in a chickpeas flour or gram flour batter, seasoned with Indian spices and deep-fried. They are a popular street food as well as a great tea-time snack, especially during the monsoons.  As with any popular food item, there are a zillion variations of this recipe.  Pakoras are typically served with sweet & spicy condiments like ketchup, cilantro chutney or Date-Imli chutney.

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No fry pakoras, fritters, garam masala kitchenMaking No-Fry Pakora (Fritter)

Since the batter is made with chick-pea or gram flour, this recipe is gluten-free and, it doesn’t call for any dairy products, making it dairy- free too. While nothing beats the deep-fried golden brown crunch of pakoras, I like to make healthier versions of my family’s most enjoyed recipes. So, I decided to pan-fry them instead of deep-frying, using this Stuffed Pancake Pan.

The key to making them crispy is putting the right amount of oil to pan-fry them . Not only are they really delicious and crispy, they are also much easier to make vs. the traditional method. I don’t have to set up the deep-frying wok, heat the oil, nor do I have to later clean up all that. Making Pakoras in this pan is as simple as making pancakes! Seriously! Using this method, making pakoras for Punjabi Kadhi is super easy.  I use this pan to make my No-Fry Dahi Bhalle too!

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Here’s how to make these yummy No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora:

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Chickpeas Flour and Spices
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Add water to make pancake-like batter
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Chopped spinach
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Chopped or sliced shallots
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Mix well, check seasoning
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Heat pan, add few drops of oil in each cavity
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Using two spoons, drop a tablespoon batter in each
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Cover and cook 2-3 minutes on first side
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Add few drops of oil, flip and cook another 2-3 mins
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Serve warm with your favorite chutney

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No-Fry Pakora or Fritters
No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora (Gluten-Free No-Fry Indian Fritters)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine.  They can also be combined with a yoghurt-based curry called Khadhi.

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 24 Pakoras
Calories: 30 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chickpea flour (besan) with spices and baking soda. Add water and make a pancake consistency batter. Add chopped spinach and sliced shallots. Mix well.
  2. Heat a stuffed pancake pan on medium heat. Add about 1/2 a teaspoon of light olive oil, in each cavity. Using two spoons, add about a tablespoon of batter in each cavity. Cover the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side. Add a few more drops of oil on the pakoras and flip them. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve pakoras warm with your favorite chutney.
Recipe Notes

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakora (Gluten-Free No-Fry Indian Fritters)
Amount Per Serving (1 Pakora)
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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