Friday, 17 February 2012

Indian Vegetable Fritters


 Having finally got around to looking through a cookery book that was a Christmas gift, we spotted a recipe that caught our eye. 

As usual, we gathered all the ingredients together - although we substituted frozen chopped parsley for the chopped coriander the recipe lists.

We used:-
150g Gram Flour
1 large carrot, grated
1 medium brown onion, sliced thinly
60g frozen peas
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon garam masala
⅛ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon baking powder (gluten free - we used Dove's Farm)
⅙ cup chopped parsley
30ml water
vegetable oil for frying

The gram flour was weighed into a medium bowl and the carrot was grated into it.  Then the sliced onion, spices, peas, parsley, crushed garlic, baking powder and water were added to the bowl.

During this time, some vegetable oil was being heated in a small frying pan ready to cook the fritters a little later.
It was then a case of getting the mixture to combine fully.  This is quite a messy, hands on job, which Sous Chef J was happy to leave to me.
Once the mix had been encouraged to combine,  small amounts (about dessertspoonfuls) were formed into a patty and added to the ready-heated frying oil.
Having fried the fritters until were browned and cooked through they were drained on some kitchen paper.

Finally the fritters were ready to serve.  We ate this batch with a chicken tikka curry, mini poppadums and mango chutney.


  1. Gorgeous! I have been wanting to make something like this for some time now!


    1. Am sure you'll love these if you make them... recommend use of food processor for carrot grating if you can! "We" did it by hand and were mighty pleased to've done half original recipe amount.


  2. I can almost feel the crunch of those from here. They look delicous and the recipe is fab. Thanks for linking to the Recipe Shed.
    Keith (Reluctant Housedad)

    1. Thanks Keith... hope you give them a try!


  3. Oh I really want to eat those for my supper! Thanks for this recipe- do you find it easy to get gram flour? Is it in the baking section with the other flours, or do you get it from a specialist shop?

    1. Hi Antonia

      The gram flour we use at the moment is by Dove's Farm which was in the free from aisle of supermarket. The other place to look is the Indian foods area as they often have bulk bags or we've see it in health food outlets too.

      Hope you get to try the recipe and like the fritters!