PALAK BITES | Starters | Snacks
The personal favourites of the south Indians has got to be Samosa’s, Vada's and cutlets. Near every roadside stall that sells these yummy and divine snacks, the public can be found waiting in swarms. However, with the amount of spices and oil used, this is not so healthy if had often. Yet, our mind is fickle. It is known to divert from our thoughts and determinations often. And the tempting aroma of these dishes don’t help either. So, the only way to keep ourselves satisfied is to find a healthy alternative. Here is a recipe for a tasty snack. While not a samosa, vada or cutlet, it is a bit similar to this. And it is not just a tasty snack, but is also a bit healthy for our health. Why you ask? Because these are made with those healthy palak leaves. So, let’s get our kitchen utensils ready!
Urad dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp.
Onion - 1 no.. finely chopped
Green chilli - 1 large finely chopped
Ginger - 1 piece finely chopped
Coriander leaves - chopped
Fresh palak - chopped
1. Take a large mixing bowl and add a cup of urad dal to the bowl.
2. Soak the dal in enough water for about two to three hours.
3. After it has been soaked, drain the excess water and add the soaked urad dal to the mixer jar.
4. Add a little salt and grind it to a fine batter.
5. Add a bit of water if needed, but make sure the batter is nice and thick. It shouldn't be too thin.
6. Empty the batter into a mixing bowl.
7. Add some cumin seeds, chopped onions, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves and palak.
8. Mix all the ingredients together. Once the batter is ready, check for seasoning.
9. Meanwhile, heat some oil in a pan for frying.
10. Once the oil is hot, take a little batter and gently drop it into the oil.
11. Lower the flame to a medium-low and fry it until it is a beautiful golden-brown in colour.
12. Once done, remove them from the pan and drain the excess oil.
13. Voila! Your palak bites are ready to be served with some ketchup and a cup of hot tea!
You can increase or decrease the number of chillies added based on your tolerance to spiciness.
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