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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Zucchini fritters that is gluten free, with chickpea flour. Off late buying zucchini often, though I know very few things to do with it. Like adding in pizza, quesadilla. Wanted to try more with it as we all like this veggie. Zucchini fritters were very tempting to hear, so googled for the recipe. Wanted to make it without all purpose flour, so thought of adding chickpea flour (besan/ kadalai maavu) and it turned out awesome. Being a south Indian I made it taste more like bajji. But with zuchhini it was soft and loved the texture a lot. Aj and Vj both liked it too. I have made it twice since I tried it. Great for evening snacking for kids and adults too. Since with more of veggie and less flour, you can have it without guilt. Use olive oil or less oil for more healthier version.

How to make gluten free zucchini fritters full video

Gluten free zucchini fritters recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Makes: 12

Click here for cup measurements


Zucchini – 1

Chickpea flour / Besan / Kadalaimavu – 1/4 cup

Rice flour – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Black pepper – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

Oil – for shallow frying

Asafoetida – A generous pinch

Cumin seeds, roasted & powdered – 1/2 tsp

Plain yogurt/ Curd – 1 tbsp

Cooking soda – 1 pinch

Salt as needed

Oil – for shallow frying


  1. Grate zucchini and keep aside for 2 minutes.
  2. 1-grate-zucchini
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients except oil. mix to form a batter, no need for water as zucchini will leave out water which will be enough along with curd.
  4. 2-make-batter
  5. Heat a pan with oil (1 to 3 tbsp according to your preference). Spread 1 tbsp full of batter in the pan like patties. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for a minute. Flip and cook other side too until golden.
  6. 3-cook
  7. Once done, drain over a serving plate and repeat to finish the batter.
  8. 4-ready


  • Regulate the heat after flipping to make the fritters get done quickly.
  • I guess you can make it vegan too by skipping curd and adding few drops of lemon juice.
  • I have added 1/4 cup besan here, but you can reduce and experiment the quantity and make z

Serve hot with tomato chilli sauce or your favorite sauce. It tastes good even after cooled down and as such too.

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  1. Awesome recipe!!! Will try this today..

  2. Doesn't zucchini need to be peeled? I find the skin a little bit thick here.

  3. Doesn't zucchini need to be peeled? I find the skin a little bit thick here.

    1. Here I had no problem at all, I have never peeled skin in any recipe. And found most of the people doesn't peel too :) But as you say it does look thick, but trust me it will get cooked easily.

  4. Good recipe... Why do we need cooking soda??

    1. It makes the fritters cook easily and crisp. Otherwise might be slightly sticky in the middle. You can may be test one and then if its fine you can skip too. I have to yet experiment with that

  5. Hi..Thank u for the recipe. It came out really well. And easy too..

  6. My wife was I'll, I came home late, still I cud make it in 15 mins, it tasted excellent. My wife who is a real pain in terms of taste n trying out new dishes. She just luved it n got a kiss too.�� Thank u, so much.

  7. can we do this receipe with cucumber too

  8. It may not work as cucumber is totally water and cannot hold its texture.


    1. This batter is bit watery, so cannot be baked

    2. Thank you very much for your quick reply! This looks like an easy recipe. Will definitely try.


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