Indian Zucchini Fritters – Zucchini Pakora (V+GF)

Indian Zucchini Fritters – Zucchini Pakora: zucchini fritters/pakora made using thinly sliced zucchini and chickpea flour. Extremely crispy and perfect for parties. We have made them extra crisp and they are piping hot straight from our kitchen.

Indian Zucchini Fritters Recipe


These Indian Zucchini Fritters are thin and crispy

Happy Friday Everyone ! It was quite a packed week for me and I’m so glad we have made it to the weekend.

The entire week, we had been eating pretty light (mostly smoothies/sandwiches/light curries) and had been looking forward to our weekend menu – which is slightly a variety of cheat food + healthy stuff.

And the first thing that came to my mind were these Thin Crispy Indian Zucchini Fritters – Zucchini Pakora that just screams COMFORT Food to me.

Indian Zucchini Fritters - Zucchini Pakora in a metal plate


You can try it with this Amazing Cilantro/Coriander Green Chutney that we just posted:

Indian Cilantro Green Chutney Recipe (Keto / Vegan/ GF): Perfect for Samosa, Dosa, Sandwich, Tandoori Food or just anything #greenchutney #indianfood #ketorecipe #cilantrochutney #greenchutney


I mean what’s there not to like about a Fried, Golden Crusted – Crispy Snack.

Absolutely Nothing, what do you think?

Indian Zucchini Fritters Vegan and Glutenfree

Ingredients for the Indian Zucchini Fritters – Zucchini Pakora

You just need few simple ingredients that are found easily at home like:

Zucchini (so obvious)

Chickpea Flour

Rice Flour



Water – for the batter

I just couldn’t wait and the second they were ready, I had to bite into them and they were just perfect!!!

The tastes is absolutely delicious and fried zucchini simply melts into your mouth.

So the batter actually prevents the zucchini to simply melt while frying, absolutely made in heaven kind of pairing πŸ™‚

Now, to keep these Crispy Indian Zucchini Fritters really crisp, I’ve added homemade rice flour (just pulse rice grain to a really fine consistency or you can always use store-bought ones).

Indian Zucchini Pakora with ketchup in a bowl

This Zucchini Fritters – Indian Zucchini Pakora recipe makes 15 fritters that are perfect to share between 2-3 people.

Depending on how many you wanna eat and you’re absolutely welcome to eat them all by yourself – I PROMISE πŸ™‚

The best part about them is that they can be prepped night before, make the batter, slice that zucchini and keep them separately in the fridge.

Just fry them in the morning for your brunch or snack.

Some of you might wonder about the color, I’ve added a hint of turmeric to get this gorgeous golden color as It just gives me a feel of a very Gourmet Restaurant Style fritters, that are actually homemade.

Thin crispy zucchini fritters on a plate with ketchup. This recipe is glutenfree

I’m serving these Indian Zucchini Fritters – Zucchini Pakora with simple ketchup but please feel free to serve them with any sauce/dip of choice.

They taste Fabulous with chilled dips too and the Chutney’s I’m listing below.

I hope you make them this weekend or pretty soon as they do deserve a place in your gorgeous family table πŸ™‚



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Indian Zucchini Fritters Recipe


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Yield: 15 Thin Fritters

Indian Zucchini Fritters - Zucchini Pakora

Indian Zucchini Fritters - Zucchini Pakora

Indian Zucchini Fritters - Zucchini Pakora (Vegan + GlutenFree) are perfectly crispy in every bite and makes for a great party snack. This makes 15 fritters

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 2 Large Zucchini - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Flour or Besan
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Flour - any kind
  • 1/4 Cup Water - for the batter
  • 2 Cups Oil for Deep Frying


  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric - OPTIONAL - for the rich golden color
  • 1/4 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda - optional - gives a great crisp
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chili Powder - optional
  • 1 Tsp Salt - use as per taste


Make the Batter:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk chickpea flour, rice flour, turmeric, baking soda, cayenne pepper and water to form a smooth batter (It will be slightly thin).
  2. Add the sliced zucchini to the batter.

Make the Zucchini Fritters:

  1. Heat 2 cups of oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, start adding the batter dipped zucchini (one by one) to the pan.
  3. Keep the heat medium and let the zucchini evenly cook on the side down.
  4. Turn the zucchini fritters to the other side and let them cook. (It’s upto you how much crisp n browned you like the fritters.)
  5. As soon as they are cooked on each side and the color is nice golden brown, transfer the fried fritters to a plate lined with kitchen towel/any napkin (to soak any excess oil).
  6. Fry all the zucchini fritters similarly and serve fresh with your choice of ketchup/sauce/dip or use this Cilantro Green Chutney

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 194mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g

56 Replies to "Indian Zucchini Fritters - Zucchini Pakora (V+GF)"

  • usha July 4, 2016 (8:06 pm)

    Hi! Molly, Made these fritters for brunch today. They were so delicious and was such an easy to follow recipe. Thanks! Usha

    • Molly Kumar July 5, 2016 (6:20 am)

      Hello, thanks so much for trying the recipe and I’m so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Razena | May 8, 2016 (8:02 pm)

    I imagine I’ll be making these for breaking the fast during Ramadan soon… thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Molly Kumar May 9, 2016 (2:48 pm)

      That would be great Razena, Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  • Mackenzie May 4, 2016 (3:04 pm)

    Yum! I would definitely be eating them all by myself! Those look SO good!

  • Michelle Waller May 1, 2016 (7:05 pm)

    These look delicious! I have recently became addicted to zucchini and I can’t wait to try these out!

    • Molly Kumar May 4, 2016 (2:24 am)

      Then you should definitely try them soon, you’d love it!!

  • Hauke May 1, 2016 (6:52 pm)

    Oh wow, Molly! These fritters look excellent!!! Would really like to try this. Plus then I’d finally have some chickpea flour in my home πŸ˜‰

    • Molly Kumar May 2, 2016 (8:21 pm)

      hehehhe, you NEEED to try chickpea flour, its awesome and the recipes you can make using it is endless πŸ™‚ Thanks n glad you liked the fritters.

  • Angie May 1, 2016 (6:15 pm)

    YUM, these look so amazing! Love it.

    • Molly Kumar May 2, 2016 (8:19 pm)

      Thanks Angie, glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite May 1, 2016 (5:33 am)

    I love zucchini fritters! The cripsy outside and the soft middle are the perfect combo! Delish!

  • Uma May 1, 2016 (3:23 am)

    Veggies fritters is best with hot tea:) looks delicious Molly!

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