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vegan pumpkin blossom fritters

Vegan pumpkin blossom fritters

Enjoy these vegan pumpkin blossom fritters even when you are on a low-calorie diet. These light, crispy and so-very-delicious pumpkin fritters are something you will fall in love. Plus, making them takes just 15 minutes from start to end.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 54kcal


  • 4 Pumpkin Blossoms
  • 2 tablespoon wild rice soaked in 1 cup of water
  • 1 pods of garlic
  • 1 Thai green pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil to grease and oil spray to cook


Prepare the batter

  • Soak the two to three tablespoons of wild rice in a cup of water.
  • Take the soaked rice in a blender and discard the water.
  • Add one or two pod of garlic, one Thai green pepper and ¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds.
  • Add salt and blend well to make a smooth puree.
  • Add turmeric and mix well.

Prep the Pumpkin Blossoms:

  • Wash and pat dry the Pumpkin blossoms.
  • Cut the stem and the discard the sepals and stigma(the yellow part in the middle).
  • I cut open the blossoms as pictured, but you can use the whole flowers too.

Make the Fritters:

  • Heat a griddle and add a few drops of oil.
  • You can use a skillet too. I strongly suggest using a non-stick one.
  • Dip the blossoms in the batter and cook them on the greased griddle or tawa.
  • Flip it as the fritters starts to become crisp at the bottom. Flatten the fritters with your spatula by pressing gently.
  • Spray with some oil and cook it further for five more minutes.
  • Each fritter should take no less than 10-15 minutes to cook fully under low temperature.
  • Because we are using very minimal oil, cooking under low flame is the key.
  • In that way, it will be fully cooked and super crispy.
  • Serve with chutney, dressing or as a side with cauliflower rice and lentils.


  • You can use any type of squash flower for this recipe.
  • Add chopped cilantro and onions to the batter for a different taste and texture.
  • Add chickpea flour to the batter to thicken it.
  • You can increase the spice level by adding ½ teaspoon of chili powder.


Calories: 54kcal