Saturday, May 16, 2015

Zucchini Fritters

These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low calorie and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies.

Prep time:15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 3 zucchinis
  • 3 tablespoons grated red onions (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cream of wheat/semolina 
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon green chili (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped green coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped green mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil (you can use your choice of oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grate the zucchini into a bowl, Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink, and add one teaspoon salt and gently toss to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes .
  2. Using a clean cheese cloth, drain the zucchini completely
  3. In a large bowl, combine zucchini and all other ingredients mentioned in the list, except olive oil
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  5. Drop heaping soup spoons of batter into the skillet for each fritter
  6. Flattening with a spatula and cook until the bottom side is nicely golden brown in about two minutes
  7. Flip and cook on the other side for about two minutes longer
  8. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the batter
  9. Serve immediately with green chutney and ketchup

Tips :

If you want to make this dish for a party, preheat oven for 300 degrees. Place the fritters on a sheet pan and keep warm in the oven. The fritters can stay warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes.  

For jains they can omit garlic, use cabbage instead of onions and use ginger powder instead of ginger.

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