Friday, March 3, 2017

Zucchini Fritters

This recipe here is my take on the zucchini fritters, using ingredients from the Indian pantry and keeping it strictly vegetarian. These quick and easy savory pancakes are perfect for breakfast or snack or as a component of my vegetarian buddha lunch bowl. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream flavored with garlic and herbs. A few handful of ingredients and you get yourself a wholesome platter of goodness. The proportions given in the recipe below are only guidelines. You can certainly add more zucchini. Just remember that grated zucchini has a lot of water content, and the batter should be of a pancake consistency. You can also omit the corm flour and only use chickpea flour instead. I love the flavor of dill in this mix. As a variation, add fresh parsley or mint instead.

Ingredients: (makes a dozen small fritters)
2 large Zucchini
1/2 cup Besan (chickpea flour)
1/2 cup superfine cornmeal (yellow cornflour)
1 tbsp plain yogurt
Salt to taste
Freshly grated pepper
Small handful fresh dill
Oil for frying
  1. Grate zucchini in a large mixing bowl. No need to squeeze out the water as you will need some moisture to get a droppable batter. 
  2. Add the two flours, seasoning, yogurt and dill.
  3. Mix everything, to make a thick batter (pancake consistency). Add water as required to get the correct consistency.
  4. Heat a non stick flat pan on medium heat and grease with  a little oil. Add a ladle full of batter to the pan to make a 3 or 6 inch diameter pancake. The ones in the picture are small 3 inch diameter pancakes. 
  5. Drizzle or spray a little oil on top and flip to cook on both sides. 
  6. Serve hot with a little yogurt dip on the side. 

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