Spinach And Chickpea Fritters

The second recipe demonstrated by Minoo in the South Arm Community Kitchen is an Indian recipe. It is Spinach and Chickpea Fritters. These vegetarian fritters can be served as an appetizer or snack.


Minoo served the Spinach and Chickpea Fritters with a store bought mango chutney. The fritters are fried to very crispy and they are great snacks with vegetables in it.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (available at Middle Eastern, Indian or health food stores) or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • mango chutney, for serving


Source: adapted from food network

Prep time: 30 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes; Serve 6 to 8



Drain and rinsed chickpeas.

Roughly chopped the chickpeas.

Spinach-Chickpea-Fritters-4-300x200In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper and salt. Whisk to mix well.
Spinach-Chickpea-Fritters-15-200x300Add 2/3 cup water and whisk until smooth.
Spinach-Chickpea-Fritters-5-300x200Add onion, chickpeas, spinach and ginger to the batter and stir to combine.
Spinach-Chickpea-Fritters-6-300x200Heat vegetable oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan. Working in batches, drop heaping tablespoons of batter into the oil, do not crowd the pan. Fry until lightly golden, about 2 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate.
Minoo does not have time to demonstrate how to make mango chutney, so, she bought one jar from the store.

Serve the Spinach and Chickpea Fritters with mango chutney.

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  1. Monkeysmile

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  2. sabrina

    chick pea flour is also found at superstore (indian section)

  3. trisha

    looks great! i’m going to try these this week

  4. Novi

    I saw chick pea flour at Superstore too, but now I know what make with it. I love chick peas, I will definitely give this recipe a try. Please thank Minoo for sharing her great creations, she is a talented cook!

    Ben and Suanne, I tagged you on my blog, come play along if you want to!

  5. K

    These were delicious! I left the chili out of half the batch for my kids and my toddler DEVOURED them. Thanks for the recipe!

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