Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Palak Paneer Vadaa Recipe

Ingredients :

Palak/ Spinach - 1/2 cup
Paneer - 150 gms
Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tsp
Ajwain / Carom Seeds - 1/4 tsp (opt)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Coriander leaves - few springs
Curry Leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method Of Preparation :

Wash and drain the Spinach leaves.
Chop it finely. Grate the paneer and keep aside
Chop the Onions, Coriander leaves.
In a bowl, take the besan and rice flour along with all other ingredients.
Mix well. 
Add more besan if needed to get a batter that holds shape. 
Add very little water to bind. 
Infact its enough to just wash the onions and Spinach and use that along with the flour. 
It should be enough to hold shape.
Using your left palm, take little of the batter the size of a ball and pat them down. 
Make a hole in middle for it to get fried well.
Heat a pan with oil. Once its hot, gently drop these shaped vadas and cook on both sides.
Once done, drain on over kitchen towel.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.
I think this tastes great when hot, but no harm trying it warm if you want!
It tasted simply great. 
If you don't like Spinach much, this is the best way to eat.
If you are conscious of deep frying, you can shallow fry this too. 
Spread oil in a pan and place the vadas and sprinkle few drops over it. 
Cook on both sides.This was also good way. 


Asha said...

Excellent recipe, looks so delicious! We can add these to Kadhi too!:)

Ishani said...

Nice recipe... palak and paneer is always a good combo...