Spinach fritters

Spinach fritters
This Indian inspired recipe gives a delicious contrast betwen the hot crispy fritters and the cool, slightly sharp herb dressing.
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Last modified on: May 20th 2015

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1 hour 33 min.33 min.2 hours 6 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 hour 15 min.
Spinach fritters
Chop 1 onion.

Prepare 250 g cooked spinach. This is fine done the day before.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Spinach fritters
Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a pan over medium heat, and when hot add the chopped onion, salt and pepper and cook 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Spinach fritters
Turn down the heat and add the spinach. Stir well for 2 or 3 minutes, mostly to separate the spinach which has a tendancy to clump together during preparation.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Spinach fritters
Remove from the heat, add 1 Egg and 150 g chickpea (gram) flour, salt and pepper, mix well...

Stage 5
Spinach fritters
... until thoroughly and evenly mixed.

Heat oil for deep-fat frying.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Spinach fritters
Meanwhile finely chop tarragon and fresh coriander (cilantro) .

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Spinach fritters
Pour 150 g Greek yoghurt into a bowl, salt lightly, pepper generously, then add the herbs and mix well, preferably with a whisk.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Spinach fritters
Scoop up a tablespoon, or ice-cream spoon, of batter...

Stage 9 - 30 min.
Spinach fritters
... and put to fry in the hot oil.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Spinach fritters
Remove when nicely golden, drain thoroughly, and place on absorbant paper.

Stage 11
Spinach fritters
Serve without delay, while hot. Place both dishes in the centre of the table where everyone can help themselves to fritters and dip them in the dressing.
If you can't find chickpea (gram) flour, never mind, just use normal flour, and add a little curry powder to retain the Indian feel.

Use a yoghurt that's thick and slightly sharp like "greek-style" if possible.
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
730 Kcal or 3,056 Kj28 gr50 gr56 gr
37 %11 %5 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
97 Kcal or 406 Kj4 gr7 gr7 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
183 Kcal or 766 Kj7 gr13 gr14 gr
9 %3 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.37 €
  • Per person : 0.59 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Cooked spinachCooked spinach: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Thin spinach and potato tart, Langres-style spinach, Creamy spinach and potato gratin, Gratin slices with spinach, ... All
Chickpea (gram) flourChickpea (gram) flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Papadums, ... All
Greek yoghurtGreek yoghurt: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Home-made doner kebab, Tzatziki, Light herb sauce, Cretan-style salmon , Norwegian tartines, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potato tortilla (Spanish omelette), Thaï rice with small vegetables, Rabbit with mustard, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Caesar salad, ... All
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