Oven Baked Onion and Spinach Pakoras

Oven Baked Onion and Spinach Pakoras
Yields4 Servings
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
 ½ cup Gram Flour (Besan)
 2 cups Yellow Onioncut into thin strings
 1 cup Spinach Chiffonade
 ¼ cup Fat-Free Yogurt
 1 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
 ½ tsp Paprika
 ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
 1 tsp Whole Cumin Seed
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Baking Soda
 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
 1 tbsp Canola Cooking Oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Cut the onion into round or thin strings.


Chiffonade or shred the spinach into small pieces.


In a medium size, preferably shallow, dish or bowl mix the onion and spinach and keep it aside.


Now mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.


Mix the yogurt with a tablespoon of oil until it gets creamy.


Next, sprinkle the dry ingredient mixture with the onion and spinach mixture, and toss them together to mix well.


Next, pour the yogurt and oil mixture into the bowl, with a gentle hand or with a spoon mix well until well coated.


Spray the baking tray (approximately 9 x 13 inches) with cooking oil. Pour the pakora mixture onto the pan and spread evenly.


Bake for 15-20 minutes; remove the baking tray, spray the pakora with some cooking oil then flip and bake for another 10-12 minutes.


Once the top appears golden brown, remove it from the oven and enjoy with your favorite chutney!

Chef's Tip:

The pakoras can be made in the airfryer as well, simple follow the manufacturer's instructions. Other vegetable and spices of choice can be also be added to pakora batter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 67g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 300mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g10%

Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.