Zucchini Fritters

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Zucchini Fritters are one of the quickest snacks to bring together. Few everyday ingredients mixed together with grated zucchini and then pan fried until it’s golden crispy outside. Enjoy it as snack or as a meal with some salad on the side.

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Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny day and it was perfect to sit outside and enjoy these warm zucchini fritters.

The left-over zucchini fritters, I paired the next day with khichdi. May sound like a weird combination but we liked it. You should totally give it a try.

Ingredients for Zucchini Fritters:

  • Zucchini
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Corn flour
  • Spices (optional)
  • Salt

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Mixing the Ingredients: Make the fritters as soon you mix all the ingredients. Allowing the mixture to rest with release water from the zucchini there by making it soggy.

Pan fried: These zucchini fritters are NOT deep fried, these are pan fried with very minimal oil. Fry in medium heat so it gets cooked through evenly. Cooking in high heat will make it golden brown outside but the inside will stay soggy.

How to make zucchini fritters crispy: I like adding corn flour. You can add semolina or bread crumbs to the mixture too.

Reheating the fritters: The left over zucchini fritters, I reheated in the oven at 350 F for 10 minutes. Avoid reheating in the microwave as it will warm the fritters but the crunchy texture will not be there.

Spices: Zucchini on it’s own doesn’t have a lot of flavor. So I like to add some spices. You can choose your choice of dried herbs too. A little heat from chili flakes or paprika will be nice but my son can’t handle spicy food, so I didn’t add any.

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Spices I used:

Irrespective of what spices you use this will turn out amazing if you just follow the guideline to pan fry it properly. We like it with sour cream dip with some pickled red onion. Wash it down with your choice of drinks.

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Zucchini Fritters

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Zucchini Fritters are one of the quickest snacks to bring together. Few everyday ingredients mixed together with grated zucchini and then pan fried until it’s golden crispy outside. Enjoy it as snack or as a meal with some salad on the side.


  • Zucchinis - 2
  • Egg - 1
  • All purpose flour - ½ cup
  • Corn flour - ¼ cup
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Raw mango powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil for frying the zucchini fritters


  1. Grate the zucchini and put it in a bowl. Add rest of the ingredients except the oil. Give it a mix.
  2. Place a skillet in medium heat and pour little oil and spread it around.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons amount of the mixture and put it on the medium hot skillet. Press it a little bit to flatten the top.
  4. Let it cook for 5 minutes in medium heat, do not move around or flip. After 5 minutes, flip and cook for 4 minutes on the other side. Keep in mind that depending on the size of the fritter, the time of cooking will also change.
  5. Serve it warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 13 Serving Size 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 54Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 206mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g

All nutrition information presented are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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  • Sandra
    January 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

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

  • Priyanka
    January 26, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Wow….NIce one…Also the pic is stunning

  • Medeja
    January 27, 2011 at 12:19 AM

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

  • Priya
    January 27, 2011 at 2:16 AM

    Zucchini fritters looks absolutely inviting..

  • Alex at a moderate life
    Alex at a moderate life
    January 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    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 Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      January 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

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

  • Kate @ Diethood.com
    Kate @ Diethood.com
    January 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM

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

  • Courtney
    February 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    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!

  • natalie
    February 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Oooh, looks fantastic! Buzzed! 😉

  • La
    February 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM

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


  • Sarmistha
    July 30, 2011 at 8:03 PM

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

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