June 29, 2017

Crispy Spinach Using 5 Spice Powder

Looking for yummy, crispy and quick snack for kids using some healthy greens ? Then, check out my today's post which is prepared using Spinach leaves. This simple snack is a perfect party snack and can also be served as an evening snack for kids along with any varieties of dipping sauce. I have included 5 spice powder in this recipe along with all purpose flour to give a lovely taste and flavour to the snack. Including cold water rather than the regular one gives a crispy texture to the dish. Alternatively, the batter can also be refrigerated for few minutes before frying.

This recipe goes to a monthly event "Ssshh Cooking Secretly" and fried snacks is the theme of June month. I was paired with a fantastic blogger Amrita Iyer who blogs at thefoodsamaritan.com. She gave me Spinach and any flour of my choice as my secret ingredients. And I chose, maida / All purpose flour as my choice of flour to prepare this crispy and tasty quick snack.

Are you interested to know the secret ingredients which I gave to Amrita ? Then, click HERE. She used both the ingredients in a brilliant way and posted an interesting snack on her page.

Ingredients :

15 - 20 Spinach leaves
1 Cup All purpose flour
1 Tsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Five spice powder
1/2 Tsp Pepper powder
1 Cup Cold water
Salt to taste

Method :

Take All purpose flour in a bowl along with baking powder, five spice powder, pepper powder and salt.

Add cold water little by little and prepare a batter. ( The consistency should not be too thick or thin ).

Wash spinach leaves and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan for frying and simmer the flame.

Take one spinach leaf, dip it in the batter and carefully drop it in an oil.

Deep fry till it turns crispy and remove from the flame.

Repeat the process for the remaining leaves. ( Deep frying can also be done in batches ).

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Mayo or Tomato sauce.


  1. Hi Priya, hope to see this and any other Pot LUck dishes you would like to share over at Food on Friday: June. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. Interesting recipe.. looks crispy n yum 😊

  3. Healthy snack! One of the easy ways to feed spinach to kids.

  4. Priya this spinach fried snack looks so tempting. Its an awesome share for the theme.

  5. Spinach tempuras looks very crispy, and love the addition of 5 spice powder sis.

  6. Wow, was and delicious looking snack idea. I will be trying it soon😊

  7. Looks crispy n delicious, simple yet tasty recipe can easily prepare handy for snacks

  8. that spice powder must have added so much punch to this fritter ! well done

  9. Nice and crunchy snack..We can make them the Indian way using besan too..