Courgette "Pakoras"

I hope any passing Indians will forgive me sullying the name of their delicious crispy snack, which I've probably butchered somehow. If it makes anyone feel better, we can call them Indian spiced fritters. That being said, they are delicious, and one large courgette made nine sizeable patties. We ate two each before dinner and had to wait an hour and a half before attempting a small bowl of curry!

I haven't costed these as the courgette was free from the garden and the other ingredients cost me pennies (and were floating around the fridge anyway...I'm pretty sure the chilli I used has lived on this street longer than my most recent neighbour)

1 large courgette/2 small, grated
a good sprinkle of salt
1/2 sliced onion (optional)
chopped red chilli (optional)
1 tsp curry powder/garam masala
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarb/baking powder
About 1/2 mug of Gram flour (plain flour would be fine!)

Grate a large courgette into a sieve, sprinkle in salt and leave for at least an hour to drain of moisture.

Add all the other ingredients into a bowl with the courgette, using enough flour to bind the mixture til it's sticky and holds together enough to fry.

Fry in plenty of oil until brown, crispy and delicious!


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