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Kale fritters is a wonderful snack and a great party appetizer.  If you love kale, this is a must try recipe and I am sure you will keep doing this munchies often.  It is wonderful party appetizer and I guarantee the crispiness will last for few hours.  You can do this snack ahead of time for parties and I am pretty sure it will be a crowd pleaser dish.  You can use the same batter and substitute kale with Spinach, baby corn, paneer, par boiled potato and cauliflower.   If you use a vegetable that has more water content the crispiness will not last for long hours, but for kale it stays absolutely crispy.  Taste wise everything rocks.... Do try it out  :)

Here are two other dishes I have posted using Kale....


Ingredients :

Kale - 1 medium sized bunch
Chickpea flour (Garbanzo flour) - 3/4 cup
Rice flour -  1/2 cup
Corn flour - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 4 pods (medium sized)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Baking soda - 1 generous pinch
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Oil for deep frying

Powder :

Saunf - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch Piece
Cloves - 2

Powder the above ingredients using coffee grinder.  If you don't have these ingredients just substitute them with 1 1/2 tsp of garam masala.  But fresh spices give wonderful flavor :)

How to clean the Kale ?

1.Tear the leaves from the stem/stalk to bite size pieces.
2.Rinse the kale in cold running water. Make sure there are no traces of mud or soil.
3.Dry them in a Kitchen towel.  There should not be any moisture before you dip it in the batter.


Method :

1.Combine all the ingredients chickpea flour, rice flour, powdered spices, ginger garlic paste and red chilli powder in a large bowl.
2.Add a pinch of baking soda and squeeze fresh lime juice.
3.Add water to make the batter smooth.
4.Now add salt and mix well. The batter should not be too thick or too thin, it means if you dip a kale it has to stick to the greens but it should not be too lumpy.  The right consistency makes the fritter super crispy.
5.Work carefully in batches to dip each kale in the batter and drop immediately to the hot oil.
6.How to check the oil temperature ??? Put a small piece of kale or little batter to hot oil(180 c) if it sizzles and rises to the top then it means your oil is ready.
7.Fry the kale on both the sides until they are nice golden brown in color.  Another trick is when the bubbles that sizzles will get reduced it means the fritters are ready to take it out from the oil.
8.Now drain them in the paper towel.
9.Sprinkle with some chaat masala (optional) and serve hot with mint chutney, tomato ketchup or yogurt dips.



Anonymous –   – (April 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM)  

Beautiful clicks Pavi....lovely props...and of course the kale fritters look scrumptious!!!
~Shema | LifeScoops

Ginny McMeans  – (April 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM)  

Great recipe and I will get on it right away. Gorgeous photos too. May I ask your camera and lens?

Shanthi  – (April 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM)  

no words to explain how it is ? amazing pictures...keep rocking Pavithra...

Poornima Nair  – (April 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM)  

The fritters look awesome and the pictures are just stunning!!

Anu Nandu  – (April 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM)  

Just simply gorgeous! Kale pakoras look sexy in the basket!

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (April 17, 2013 at 1:09 PM)  

Scrumptious looking fritters! A great appetizer.



Rekha Kakkar  – (April 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM)  

Kale is such versatile green... Loving it these days. I like the idea of fritters and Photographs look stunning.

Unknown  – (April 18, 2013 at 6:39 AM)  

Chickpea flour? besan? garbanzo is white chana right?

Unknown  – (April 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM)  

Super healthy and yummy. Stunning pictures!!

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights  – (April 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM)  

Hi Pavithra...what a gorgeous space u have here...loved all the dishes I scrolled by.

Are you from Minneapolis? too, hope to meet u some day :-)


themustardseed  – (April 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM)  

Love this idea! That is one healthy fried food I would love to make!

pepper bowl  – (April 20, 2013 at 9:36 AM)  

first time landed your space!!!

Kiran @  – (April 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM)  

Beautiful styling!! Huge fan of kale and love that you made pakoras :)

turmericnspice  – (April 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM)  

Love the pictures as usual, great job.

since kale is healthy, you think there will be less guilt in having this :)

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