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Spiced courgette fritters

Spiced courgette fritters

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 8-12 fritters

These easy-to-prepare veggie fritters are similar to Indian pakoras

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal355
fat21g
saturates3g
carbs38g
sugars8g
fibre3g
protein7g
low insalt0.59g
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Ingredients

For the fritters

  • 3 courgettes , finely sliced
  • 1 large onion , halved and finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli , halved, deseeded, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • handful coriander leaves, picked and very roughly chopped
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • sunflower oil , for frying

For the tomato salsa

  • 2 tomatoes , chopped to smithereens
  • 1 small red onion , finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli , finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp ketchup

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip all the fritter ingredients into a bowl. Gradually work in about 200ml cold water until everything is bound in a thick, spoonable batter (you can do this an hour ahead, but the fritters should be cooked at the last minute).

  • STEP 2

    Heat a decent layer of oil in a large frying pan, then fry large spoonfuls of the batter for 2 mins until golden. Flip them over, cook on the other side, then lift onto kitchen paper and keep warm while you cook another batch.

  • STEP 3

    Make the salsa by mixing all the ingredients together. Serve the fritters with the salsa for spooning over.

RECIPE TIPS
QUICK STIR-FRIED COURGETTES

Heat a large wok until smoking. Working quickly, add 2 tbsp sunflower oil, then stir-fry 500g sliced courgettes for 3-4 mins until browned. Add 1 sliced red chilli, 2 sliced garlic cloves, a small piece fresh root ginger, finely shredded, and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Cook for 1 min, drizzle with a little sesame oil and serve. Delicious with a roast or fish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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