Zucchini Fritters/Zucchini Pakoda

There was a time when I was least bothered of what’s cooking in the kitchen. Whatever Ma would serve me in the plate, I would just eat it cause it would be so tasty, and it was all that mattered to me. I would go in a restaurant and order something that sounded familiar and kept on wondering about the rest of the items. In fact I think that I always preferred menu with detail explanation and may be, a tiny picture of the dish 😉  My friends would always ask me to stop eating with my eyes… 😀 but isn’t that important too?!
Well, of late things have been different! I like to know more about a dish then just gulping it. And if the term is new, I would look through the net and try to learn more about it. I am always in hunt of a easy evening snack recipe, something we enjoy most evenings with tea or coffee. So, as I was blog hopping, I came across the term Fritters! And I was surprised to know that it’s nothing different from Pakodas (Indian term for Fritters). Wikipedia describes it as “A fritter is any kind of food coated in batter and deep fried” .
This is my version of a very simple Zucchini Fritter /Zucchini Pakoda. I however, didn’t deep fry it! I am sharing this plate with What’s Cooking Wednesday 🙂

Zucchini Fritters/Zucchini Pakoda

Zucchini Fritters/Zucchini Pakoda


  • 2 medium size zucchini
  • 1 bunch green onion/spring onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs chilly flakes
  • 1 tbs ground pepper
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbs mango powder (amchur)
  • 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • salt
  • oil


  • Grate the Zucchini and finely chop the green onions
  • In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients except oil to form a coarse batter
  • In a non stick pan, heat some oil
  • Spoon the mixture into the pan like tiny pancakes and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Serve it hot!

I dipped it in chilly sauce .. spiccyy!!

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Sandra says:

This is absolutely gorgeous!I Love the color, photo, and it sounds so tasty!!Yum!

Priyanka says:

Wow….NIce one…Also the pic is stunning

Medeja says:

Lovely pancakes 🙂 just sadly my husband doesnt like zucchinis at all

Priya says:

Zucchini fritters looks absolutely inviting..

Hi Kankata! I have tried to make zucchini fritters before and mine did not come out so well. I shall try your recipe soon! Stop by A Moderate Life tomorrow to pick up your Stylish Blogger Award because you are So Awesome! Hugs! Alex

Kankana says:

YAY Alex!! This will be my first award … Thank you 🙂 Thank you 🙂

Ooooh I love the kick of those peppers in these fritters! Great recipe with my favorite veggie!

Courtney says:

Thanks so much for linking this up to What’s Cooking Wednesday! I wanted to let you know your recipe was featured this week 🙂

It looks so YUMMY! I can’t wait to get some zucchini so I can try it! I’d love for you to stop by and link up some more great recipes!

2/9 What’s Cooking Wednesday

natalie says:

Oooh, looks fantastic! Buzzed! 😉

La says:

I’ve made something similar once before but this sounds so good! Where do you find Mango powder?


Sarmistha says:

This is great way to eat the Z!!all your photos are always fantastic.