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vegan zucchini fritters
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Eggless zucchini fritters | Gluten free Vegan zucchini fritters recipe

Easy zucchini chickpea flour fritters are perfect for a healthy weeknight meal. Pair it with a soup for a good meal or tea for breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time30 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: European
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Servings: 4


  • cast iron pan or air fryer
  • whisk
  • spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • ice cream scooper optional
  • parchment paper / baking paper with holes in it for air fryer version only


  • 3 cups zucchinis grated thick
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt or as per taste
  • ½ cup red lentil flour / chickpea flour or besan
  • 1 tablespoon green chillies or chilly powder / or as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated, or any spice (like oregano, parsley)


  • In a bowl, add grated zucchinis and salt. Keep it aside for 30 mins. Water will get separated and zucchini is later reduced to 2 cups. Remove the water from the bowl.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients to this bowl so that you form a thick batter.
  • Once the batter is ready, take a big scoop of batter and form a patty. You may optionally use a cookie or ice cream scooper to make even sized patties.

For pan fried zucchini fritters :

  • Heat an iron skillet pan, place the fritters on the pan, add little oil, cook on medium flame
  • Cook evenly on both sides with little oil.

For air fryer zucchini fritters :

  • Preheat the air fryer at 200 C| 390 F for 10 mins. Place the fritters without overlap in the basket after placing parchment paper. Spray oil on them.
  • Air fry them at 200C| 390 F for 9-10 mins.
  • Later remove the parchment paper, air fry them for 4-5 mins at 170C| 330 F.

Serving suggestion:


Add more lentil flour if the batter is very watery.