Hot Courgette Fritters with a Chilli & Mint Dip

The first of our Spices of Christmas tea pairings series with Spice Kitchen UK, this Indian Hot Courgette Fritters recipe was created by Mita Mistry and is both simple and delicious. The Indian spices pair beautifully with our Ahmad Tea Darjeeling Tea to warm you up in the winter months. Try it at home.

Hot Courgette Fritters with a Chilli & Mint Dip

Courgette Fritters-Darjeeling



Time to Make

1 hour




Darjeeling Teabag

Light and delicate Darjeeling makes an excellent palate cleanser to the flavoursome Indian spices and minty dip.

Darjeeling Teabags


For the fritters

  • 2 large courgettes
  • 100g grated chickpea flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Spice Kitchen turmeric
  • 1 tsp fresh chilli
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic
  • 1tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Spice Kitchen garam masala
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying

For the yogurt and mint dip

  • 200g Yoghurt
  • A small handful of fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp Spice Kitchen cumin
  • 1 small hot green chilli


  1. First the dip. Mix the yoghurt, chopped mint, salt and crushed cumin seeds together in a bowl. Cover with clingfilm and put in the fridge for later.
  2. Now for the fritters. Mix the grated courgette with the chickpea flour in a big bowl.
  3. Add the salt, chilli, garlic, ginger, garam masala and sesame seeds and mix thoroughly.
  4. Heat a big frying pan and add enough vegetable oil so that the fritters can shallow fry. Place a large spoonful, equal to two tablespoons, of the fritter mixture into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown all over.
  5. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  6. Set aside in a warm place and repeat the process until all the fritter mixture is used up.
  7. Serve hot with lots of the cool yoghurt dip on the side.

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