Spicy Courgette and Pea Fritter | Hari Ghotra
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Spicy Courgette and Pea Fritter

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Prep10 mins
  • Cook10 mins
Spicy Courgette and Pea Fritter

Delicately spiced courgette and pea cakes

Hari says

These spicy little fritters not only make a really tasty snack, but they work really well as a healthier alternative to the usual potato fritters. They are made with a very similar batter to a pakora, but flattened and shallow fried. In this recipe I have used plain flour but you can use chickpea flour too. And as always they work perfectly with a spicy and tangy chutney.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 2 medium courgettes, grated
  • 100g plain flour (or gram flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 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. Grate the courgette and 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 soda.
  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 some oil (2 tbsp) in a nonstick 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. 

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)4
of which saturates (g)1
Carbohydrates (g)26
of which sugars (g)4
Fibre (g)3
Protein (g)5
Salt (mg)169
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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