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Kale Fritters or Kale Pakoras

Kale pakoras

Crispy Kale fritters or pakoras, perfect as an evening snack with a cup of cardamom tea…

Kale has been one of my staple greens, I add them to my salads, curries, smoothies, couscous, Kerala style thoran or kale stir fry with grated coconut, scrambled eggs etc etc…The other day, I made fritters or pakoras out of kale and I loved how crispy and crunchy the fried kale leaves turned out. Tasted delicious and was a perfect evening snack along with cardamom tea…

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Kale Fritters

Making Kale Fritters or Pakoras

Kale Fritters or Kale Pakoras
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10
  • Kale leaves, chopped- 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Chili powder- ¾ tsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1
  • Gram flour- 1 cup
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinches (optional)
  • Water- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Oil- enough for frying
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients except oil. Add water little by little and let the gram flour bind well with the kale leaves.
  2. Make medium sized balls out of the mixture, flatten between the palm of your hands. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add oil.
  4. Let the oil turn hot, drop the prepared kale balls into the oil and deep fry till both sides turn golden and crispy.
  5. Transfer to a kitchen paper towel.
  6. Serve warm along with tea or coffee and enjoy the crunchy and crispy kale fritters or pakoras.




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