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Mustard Greens Pakoda

| March 14, 2013 Comment

mustard-greens pakoda

Mustard Greens Pakoda is a quick and simple appetizer or snack that would appeal to kids and adults. This is a good way to add green leafy vegetables to your diet. The black pepper adds a wonderful flavor to the fritters and the stalks of the greens a nice crunch.

This is also a great way to use leftover idli batter.

Servings: 2-3
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups mustard greens (sarson ka saag), finely chopped along with tender part of the stalks (you can also use spinach or amaranth leaves)
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (coriander leaves), finely chopped
  • 2 cups idli batter (available in Indian grocery stores)
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying


  1. Heat the oil for deep frying on medium-high heat.
  2. While the oil is heating up, in a bowl, mix together the idli batter, all-purpose flour, mustard greens, cilantro, pepper and red chilli powders, and salt into a thick batter.
  3. When the oil is hot, take spoonsful of batter and drop gently in the oil and deep fry until golden.
  4. Remove the mustard greens pakoda on a paper-towel to drain any excess oil and place on a serving platter.
  5. Serve the mustard greens pakoda plain or with a chutney of your choice.

Cooking Tip

After draining any excess oil on a paper-towel, place the pakodas on a plate right away to prevent them from becoming soft.

Category: Vegan Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes, Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes - No-Onion No-Garlic

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