Spiced courgette fritters

Spiced courgette fritters

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 8-12 fritters
These easy-to-prepare veggie fritters are similar to Indian pakoras

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal355
  • fat21g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.59g
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    For the fritters

    • 3 courgettes, finely sliced



      The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

    • 1 large onion, halved and finely sliced



      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 1 red chilli, halved, deseeded, finely sliced
    • 1 tbsp garam masala
      Garam masala

      Garam masala

      gar-am mah-sarl-ah

      Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

    • 1 tsp turmeric



      Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

    • handful coriander leaves, picked and very roughly chopped
    • 140g self-raising flour
    • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

    • sunflower oil, for frying
      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

    For the tomato salsa

    • 2 tomatoes, chopped to smithereens



      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • 1 small red onion, finely chopped



      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
    • 1 tsp ketchup


    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).

    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.

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

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    26th Jul, 2014
    Loved this recipe! I grated the courgette as suggested by another commenter. I found I only needed one large courgette and two small onions to make enough for nine pakoras. I only used 100ml of water too. I made it early and then left it in the fridge while I made the main course (rajisthani curry from the three sisters cookbook - amazing recipe!)
    17th Jul, 2010
    I made them tonight with spelt flour, added a little water at a time and cooked straight away, I didnt let the courgettes sit around, made sure they were spread thin so they cooked well. Might help that the courgettes were picked this afternoon from our allotment!
    6th Jul, 2010
    when I make courgette fritters I grate the courgette and then wrap in a clean tea towel and squeeze out the excess water. this makes the fritters much crisper.
    5th Aug, 2009
    I cooked the "quick stir fried courgettes" and they were lovely. I might omit the chilli seeds next time though as by homegrown chilli's were a little hot!
    4th Aug, 2009
    We loved them but I agree about the water - having already tried the Courgette Fritter recipe I grated the courgettes & left out the water.
    4th Jul, 2009
    Salsa was lovely but the fritters did not work at all, the batter didn't stick to them, they weren't crispy because of the amount of water in the courgette. Wouldn't bother with this again.
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