Thrifty Fritters! (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Egg Free & Vegan)

This fritter recipe is perfect for days where you have vegetables to use up in the crisper, or left over veg from a roast dinner. Or we just make them because they’re tasty! They are easy and quick to whip up for lunch with a fresh green salad, and store well for a snack on the go, either hot or cold. We love creating adaptable recipes where the flavour is only limited by your imagination so feel free to mix up the veg, throw in some herbs and spices, or even add the last of that roast!

This recipe makes 10-12 fritters.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 Cup of Besan/Chickpea Flour
  • 5 Cups of Mixed Vegetables (for picture attached we used 2 cups cauliflower, 1 ½ cups zucchini, 1 cup potato, ½ cup carrot)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Medium Sized Clove of Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh herbs (if you using dried herbs or spices reduce this to approx. 1 teaspoon or to suit your taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil (coconut oil, macadamia nut oil or ghee)
  • 1 Generous pinch of salt for step 2
  • Additional salt and pepper to season


1.        Grate zucchini and potato into a bowl, add salt and set aside for a few minutes (this is to draw some moisture out of vegetables to help create the ‘batter’)

2.        Prepare the rest of the vegetables – You want to make sure vegetables like cauliflower and carrot are chopped up relatively small. Aim to have the vegetables about same size, but not too chunky. 

3.        Add the prepared vegetables to the bowl with the potato and zucchini.

4.        Add besan flour to the vegetables and combine mixture until all vegetables have an even coating and there are no lumps of flour. A little water may be needed if the mixture appears too dry.  You are aiming to create a batter which holds together well.

5.        Heat oil in a good sized pan. Add approximately ¼ cup of the mixture to the hot oil and flatten out into rounds   Cook for approximately 3 minutes each side or until cooked through and nice and brown. If you are using left-over cooked vegetables the cooking time may be less.