Crackling Spinach

Crackling Spinach

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You would never have imagined making such a crispy snack with spinach!

In this unique recipe, finely shredded spinach is deep-fried till crisp and perked up with roasted sesame seeds, garlic and a sprinkling of sugar and salt.

The intermingling of flavours in the Crackling Spinach is unparalleled, quite unlike anything you have tasted before! Enjoy it fresh and crisp.

Crackling Spinach recipe - How to make Crackling Spinach

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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4 cups finely shredded spinach (palak) , washed and drained (refer handy tip)
oil for deep-frying
1 tsp oil
4 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
4 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tbsp powdered sugar
salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and place some of the spinach in a strainer.
  2. Dip the strainer in the hot oil and deep-fry for approx. 2 to 3 minutes or till the spinach is crisp.
  3. Remove from the strainer and drain it on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to deep-fry the remaining spinach. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the garlic and sesame seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the fried spinach, powdered sugar and salt and mix gently.
  7. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Shred the spinach, wash it thoroughly with water and drain well. Spread it on a muslin cloth and allow it to dry completely.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy275 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates5.2 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat27.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A3585.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C16.8 mg
Folic Acid73.8 mcg
Calcium72.8 mg
Iron0.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium35.3 mg
Potassium123.6 mg
Zinc0.4 mg
Crackling Spinach Video by Tarla Dalal


Crackling Spinach
 on 12 Feb 17 11:38 PM

Crackling Spinach
 on 04 Oct 16 07:44 AM

Is it possible to replace deep frying by baking?
Tarla Dalal
04 Oct 16 08:52 AM
   Hi Jyoti, No it will not be possible to bake instead of frying in this recipe.
Crackling Spinach
 on 24 Mar 15 03:25 PM

This starter was something different from the regular ones we have. Not many ingredients are also required in making this recipe. The sesame seeds and sugar are the key ingredients for making this recipe delicious and so it is very important to use them in proper proportions.The crunchy spinach gives a really nice mouthfeel.
Crackling Spinach
 on 29 Oct 10 04:08 PM

very good recipe...thank you tarlaji for introducing something so new and tasty to food lovers like us. garlic is a real taste enhancer in crackling spinach.