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 Pakoda (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.

These onion pakodas 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.

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers

Making No-Fry Vegetable Pakoras

No fry pakoras, fritters, garam masala kitchenSince the batter is made with chickpea 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!

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers

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

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Chickpeas Flour and Spices
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Add water to make pancake-like batter
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Chopped spinach
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Chopped or sliced shallots
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Mix well, check seasoning
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Heat pan, add few drops of oil in each cavity
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Using two spoons, drop a tablespoon batter in each
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Cover and cook 2-3 minutes on first side
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Add few drops of oil, flip and cook another 2-3 mins
Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers
Serve warm with your favorite chutney

Punjabi Kadhi with Pakoras

These onion-spinach pakoras go great in Punjabi Kadhi.  Kadhi is a yogurt-based Indian food curry that is an all-time favorite, comfort food in many Indian homes.   Check out my recipe for Punjabi Kadhi:

Punjabi-Kadhi-chawal, yogurt curry with rice, instant potPunjabi Kadhi Chawa

Hari (Green) Chutney for Pakoras

These pakoras go really well with this green cilantro (or dhania) chutney.

Chutney served in a white spoon

Green Cilantro / Dhania Chutney

★ Did you try this recipe? Click on the stars ★ in the recipe card to let us know your feedback!

No-Fry Pakora or Fritters

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

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.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Discuss Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Pakoras
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Spice Cravings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve pakoras warm with your favorite chutney.

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

Serving: 1Pakora | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 50mg | Vitamin A: 2.7% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 1.9%
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Did you try this recipe?Mention @SpiceCravings or tag #spicecravings!
❤️ For more quick & easy recipes, follow ME on Youtube and Pinterest.

PIN IT TO PINTEREST

Crispy, golden brown and irresistible, No-Fry Onion-Spinach Pakoras or Fritters, are an extremely popular snack in Indian cuisine. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian #fritters #appetizers

Never miss a recipe

Spice Cravings is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

213 Shares
Share5
Pin208
Tweet
Yum