Gluten Free Courgette Chickpea Fritters


These tasty courgette and chickpea fritters are made using chickpea flour and are quick and easy to prepare as a snack, starter or light meal.
They’re also gluten-free which is a bonus for those looking to avoid it. The courgettes were prepared by using a spiraliser but they can be shredded with a grater or food processor.



  1. Combine the flour, salt and spice mix in a bowl. Gradually stir in some water until it is a thick batter.
    Do this slowly with a wooden spoon until you reach the right consistency.
    Set aside for a few minutes while you prepare the courgettes and onion.
  2. Grate or spiralise the courgette and thinly slice the spring onion.  Add these to the batter and gently mix so that everything is coated.
  3. Heat some vegetable oil (about 1 cm deep) in a heavy-based wide pan.  Carefully form some of the mix on a spoon and slide into the hot oil.
    Fry on both sides for 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Test the first one to ensure it has cooked through.
  5. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a crisp salsa of tomato and cucumber or a dipping sauce of your choice.

You can enjoy these courgette and chickpea fritters as a side or as a main dish. Try adding a salad such as this chickpea and spinach salad with slow-roasted heritage tomatoes. Or maybe this crunchy quinoa summer salad with honey lemon dressing will tickle your taste buds more!

Along with being easy to make and tasty to eat, these courgette and chickpea fritters are also gluten-free. While many burger recipes include bread crumbs or wheat flour in their recipes, this recipe simply uses chickpea flour.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free burger option for yourself, friend of guest, this is a great one to start with.


courgette chickpea fritters

Courgette, also known as Zucchini is a very versatile vegetable that is packed with beneficial nutrients including vitamins A, C, and B6, plus minerals manganese, riboflavin, potassium and folate.
Try spiralizing them to make pasta/noodle alternatives, eat them raw in salads, roast/charr or cook them. And naturally, make them into courgette chickpea fritters 🙂

spices on spoons for courgette chickpea fritters

Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices. This spice blend is used extensively in Indian cuisine. It usually consists of a mix of coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, turmeric, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, star anise, saffron, chilis and/or bay leaves.

chickpea flour

Chickpeas are a small legume with a round, irregular-shape and creamy colouring.
They are a good source of fiber, protein and iron alongside a whole host of other vitamins and minerals.
They have a mild, nutty flavour that pairs well with many other ingredients making it very versatile.

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