Airfried Kale Pakoda

Growing up Pakoda or Fritters were a frequent and favorite treat especially during Monsoon season. We would be outside drenching in the rain and when we would come home, mom would be frying Vegetable Pakodas in the kitchen. After eating those pakodas with hot chai, it would just freshen up entire day. Even today, we make Pakodas during get together or parties and it is a treat to the mouth after feeling the crunch and spice come together.
I am sharing a recipe for Kale Pakodas and these are airfried. It took me a while to perfect this recipe as I wanted it to taste exactly like fried Pakodas. I have to say, I have finally mastered this and have all the measurements down. Checkout the recipe below and tell me what you think.
You can easily replace Kale with Spinach and spinach Pakoda instead.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian Fusion

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Kale leaves washed and stems removed

Batter

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon semolina
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder (hing powder)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil to air fry
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala to serve

Instructions
 

  • Wash Kale throughly and remove the stems
  • Dry Kale using paper towel
  • Mix Chickpea flour, semolina and rice flour
  • Add salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and asafetida powder
  • Add water and whisk it together and form a thick batter
  • Preheat the Airfryer to 400 degree fahrenheit
  • Lay the airfryer tray with parchment paper and spray some oil
  • Coat the Kale with the batter and lay them on the tray
  • Spray som more oil on top and Airfry them for 12 minute flipping halfway
  • Air fry them for longer if you want them to dark brown
  • Remove them from the airfryer, sprinkle chaat masala and serve immediately
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