When I moved to Lexington I tried my first Pakora and I fell in love with it right away. I called them spinach balls until someone pointed out that they’re Spinach Pakoras. Go ahead, laugh. The only thing I didn’t like is that it was fried, so I came up with my healthier version that I think you guys will love. If you are a fan of Pakistani food, you will love this.
Heres my version of Pokoras:
Prepare DRY INGREDIENTS first:
-1 cup Gram Flour
-1 tsp garam masala
-1 tsp salt
-1tsp ginger (grated)
-1 tsp coriander
-1 tsp smoked paprika powder
-1 tsp red chili powder (optional)
-1 tsp cumin powder
-1 tsp turmeric
-1 tsp fenugreek powder
Prepare WET INGREDIENTS second :
– 1 cup spinach
-1 large onion
-1 tbsp Oil ( i use olive or avocado oil)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
Grate the potatoes, and chop the onions into the same bowl. Combine dry ingredients well in a separate bowl. After you mixed potatoes and onions with your hand, add the dry ingredients and mix them well to ensure all the good spices mix through. The mixture will be rather sticky. If not then add 1 tbsp of oil. Shape them with icecream scoop. With oiled hands form nice patties then place them into the well-oiled pan. Bake for approximately 15 mins, until they’re golden brown. I like to turn them after 10 mins so both sides are crispy. Enjoy them with a hot smoked sauce, as I did in the picture. If you have your own pokora story, Id love to hear it 😉
NOTE: For dry ingredients, feel free to add more than 1 tbs of your favorite spices.
Once you grate the potatoes don’t leave them out for too long, make sure to cook the mixture as soon as you make them.
Why are they called Protein Pokoras?
– 1 cup gram flour = 21 gr PROTEIN
-1 cup Spinach = 0.9 g PROTEIN
-1tsp Turmeric= 0.2 g Protein
What else has protein in the recipe? Don’t know, don’t care, I just wanna eat it!