Plant-based Veggie Fritters with Chickpea Flour (Recipe)
Here's a simple recipe for veggie fritters, using chickpea flour to marry all the ingredients together for the perfect union of tasteful bliss- otherwise known as party in your mouth. Of course, feel free to change it up as per your liking, and most importantly, just have fun in the process. Deal? ;)
Basic Vegetable Fritters:
1 cup Chickpea flour (aka besan)
pinch of salt
pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
Bunch of parsley (or coriander, or both)
1 cup grated and drained courgette - keep water on hand for combining dry and wet ingredients
1/2 cup spinach (gently wilted on warm pan)
NB: You want about 3cups veg : 1 cup flour, so feel free to switch up the vegetables to whatever you have on hand.
Start by grating courgette. Place in bowl, with a good dowsing of sea salt, mix through and set aside whilst prepping other veggies.
Boil and gently mash sweet potato.
Place approximately 2cups of spinach on a warm pan (no water/oil), cover with lid and allow to wilt.
Chop herbs (and spinach, if need be).
Back to courgette~ should be fairly wet by now. Place on a clean tea towel and drain off excess juice, into a bowl and set aside for mixing.
Bringing it all together:
Combine all dry ingredients- mix well.
Add 3/4 cup courgette juice (adding more if needed later).
Add sweet potato, mix well.
Add rest of veggies and herbs. Should be a thick batter.
Heat up a skillet to medium, add oil of choice, pour on about a ladle's worth of batter and cook a couple minutes each side.
Serve with your favorite sauce, mayo, dip or even maple syrup with a pinch of black or cayenne pepper, or eat them as they are.
As per the picture, I thoroughly enjoyed mine dipped in a smoked Hokkaido pumpkin sauce (before I turned it into a soup).
Questions? Please do ask~I'm here to help you on your cooking (ad)ventures. :)
Last but certainly not least, a big thank you Teenuja & Kevin of Veganlovlie.com (a truly lovely Mauritian couple now based in Montreal, Canada), for the inspiration to these delicious bites. You can find Teenjuga's video version here. Thanks so much, guys <3