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Spicy Courgette and Pea Fritters

Serves: 4
Time to prepare: 10 mins
Time to cook: 10 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan


  • 2 medium courgettes, grated
  • 100g plain flour (gluten) (*or gram flour)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 50g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • Handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Grate the courgette, sprinkle with salt and leave for as long as you can. Place it in a colander in the sink, squeezing out any excess water.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the grated courgette, onion, peas, garlic, salt, chilli, coriander, chilli powder, garam masala and cumin seeds.
  4. Squeeze and mix everything together. If it’s a little dry add a touch of water.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  6. Take a large spoonful and place in the hot pan. Gently press to flatten (it will be sticky) and shallow fry fritters. Reduce the heat if it gets too hot.
  7. Cook on the first side until golden then flip and cook the other side.

Reproduced with kind permission from Hari Ghotra


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