Friday, February 12, 2010

Superbowl party recipes 1 - Spinach Onion Pakodi / Fritters

Past Super bowl was one day in confusion for us...The guys didn't want us or the kids around while they were watching the game and we didn't know how else and what else to do..But as usual all ended well with us spending together in the ' same house' atleast and us trying to keep the kids away from the guys ;).

Everything is on the table, ready to be served, I am still opening the Nacho stuff...

Me and my husband cooked the food or rather finger foods for the party. The host of the party also had some food going on and all together we ended up with lots of food including pizza. We ate a lot too. I guess super bowl is like continuosly keep eating all through the game. In the end we probably  ended up with couple of pounds too.:)

I have been kind of busy this and I couldn't get to posting this till now. Well we didn't get much snow again. We skipped it and passed it on to the southern states. But the temps aren't any better either. But still my husband braved (touche) the chilly temps and grilled his part of the cooking outside in the cold. He grilled the paneer into paneer tikka (and burned it a little) and chicken in chicken tikka (this came out good). I will blog those recipes after I am finished with mine. He even fried the fish, but this at home with my home made masala.
I made Spinach - onion pakodis or fritters, Veg puffs mini bites (to keep in theme of finger foods) and Nachos with the works.

Spinach - Onion Pakodis or Fritters

This is a very simple recipe and can be made with in 1/2 hour. Kids also like eating them, who doesn't like pakodis. This can we made using fresh spinach or frozen spinach for a semi- homemade touch :). I didn't have much time and this was the last thing I was making before I had to get ready and get the kids ready to go to the party, so I used frozen spinach which was ready in my freezer.


1 cup spinach chopped
1 onion chopped big
1 cup besan (chick pea flour)
1/2 cup rice flour
salt to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp garlic powder
water (very little)
oil for deep frying


Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. If using fresh spinach use the water for making it into a batter. If using frozen spinach, it usually has enough water and you don't have add any more. The batter should be kind of thick and not runny. Thick like a roti dough or chapathi dough. It won't be smooth like the chapathi dough, but it has to be thick. Drop little by little into hot oil carefully and fry them till golden brown. Remove onto a paper napkin to drain out the excess oil. Serve with coriander-mint chutney or spicy or plain tomato ketchup. Enjoy!!!

This is also going to Mahima's 'Cooking Basics Event'


  1. We may want more non-veg varieties :-)

  2. Sounds Delicious!
    New here.Do drop by

  3. that looks really yummy!! so crisp and tempting :)
    thanks for sending it to my event.


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