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Zucchini / Courgette Fritters (Mini Pan Cakes) are healthy, low carb, gluten free and Vegan starter or a side which can be made in as quickly as 10 minutes.

Zucchini / Courgette Fritters (Mini Pan Cakes - Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Zucchini/Courgette Fritters are healthy, gluten-free and Vegan starter or a side that can be made in as quickly as 10 minutes.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snacks
Keyword: Finger Food, Fritters, Gluten Free, Healthy, Toddler Food, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 grated Zucchini (Grate it along with the skin)
  • 1 ¼ cup - small onion grated (Optional)
  • 1 small garlic grated/paste (Optional)
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated/paste
  • 1 Cup Rice Flour or Millet Flour (I have used Ragi flour or  Jowar Flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chat Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Green chillies if desired


  • Grate the Zucchini/Courgette and onion
    Shredded Zucchini
  • In a wide bowl add the flour, salt, Garam Masala Powder and Chaat Masala Powder.
    Ragi Flour
  • Add the grated zucchini/courgette and onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies if using.
    Adding onion and zucchini in flour
  • Mix all the ingredients and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
    Mixing of flour
  • Zucchini has high water content and it will release water once mixed with flour.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or a skillet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of oil. (One can deep fry and make bhajiya's)
  • Take a spoonful of batter and spread it lightly around 1.5 inch to 2 inch in diameter.
    Fritters cooking on one side
  • I spread around 3 in a pan , it depends on the pan size and how you want to cook.
    Fritters cooking on underside and almost done
  • Cook until lightly brown on one side and then turn and cook again.
    Fritters cooking on other side
  • Yummy and healthy Zucchini Fritters / Pan Cakes are ready.
    Zucchini Fritters_ Collage
  • Serve it with Tomato Ketchup or chutney or soup of your choice


  • Resting the batter is optional, but it helps the vegetables to release water and the flour to absorb.
  • At times Zucchini/Courgette has more water content, and your batter may be on the runny side. Do add more flour in that case.
  • In some cases, the flour absorbs more water. So add water only if your batter is thick and you are not able to get a dropping consistency batter.
  • One can deep fry and make bhajiya’s or pakodas too.
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