Spicy Swede and Cauliflower Fritters


  • 1/2 swede (about 350g) peeled and diced into small chunks
  • 1/2 Cauliflower (about 300g) cut into florets
  • 75g Gram flour
  • 100ml Plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp crushed corinnder seeds
  • 1/2 tsp crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 green chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • small handful coriander , chopped
  • mild oil , for frying (I use rapseed)


  • Steam the swede & Cauli in a pan of boiling water  until tender, then drain well. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yoghurt and egg to make a smooth, thick batter. Stir in  the chilli, onion, spices and coriander, then season generously. Roughly mash the swede and stir into the mixture.
  • Heat a splash of the oil in a large  non-stick pan and cook small, flattened spoonfuls of the mixture  on each side until crisp and golden. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice (I use chilli or mango).


If you don’t want to use half of each vegetable, you can use one of the other.  Equally, you can use the remaining vegetables to make spicy Cauliflower and Swede pasties for another day!

This recipe is adapted from a BBC Good Food Recipe originally by Sylvana Franco

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