These vegan Vegetable Fritters make a great appetizer or meal. If you have vegetables to use up, these are a great way to use them up.
I got the idea for these vegan Vegetable Fritters after making a Chickpea Omelet Two Ways. They are similar in that they both have chickpea flour and vegetables, but their flavor profile is a bit different. The Chickpea Omelets have a “cheesy” flavor from nutritional yeast. Even though they are a vegan omelet, they are a lot like a flatbread.
I love how versatile chickpea flour is. There are so many ways to use it.
If you love Indian food, like I do, I probably don’t have to tell you how great pakoras are, which contain chickpea flour. They are one of my favorite appetizers to get when I eat at Indian restaurants.
Now that would be a fun recipe to make! I have a feeling I would want pakoras every night if I started making them.
Vegetable Fritters (vegan, gluten free) – These fritters make a great appetizer or meal. If you have vegetables to use up, these are a great way to use them up.
These vegan Vegetable Fritters make a great appetizer or meal. If you have vegetables to use up, these are a great way to use them up!
- 3/4 cup chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3/4 cup chopped red pepper
3/4 cup corn
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (optional)
Mix dry ingredients. Add water and whisk until all the clumps are out. Fold vegetables into batter.
Heat pan on medium high heat. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the pan. You can test the oil by dropping a couple of drops of water or the batter into the oil. If they sizzle, your oil is hot enough.
Spoon some of the batter on the pan, fitting as many fritters as you can on the pan you use. Cook until browned. You should be able to lift the fritter easily when it is ready. Flip and cook the other side.
Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding more oil as needed.
Serve with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing.