Quinoa Fritters Recipe

Japleen Kaur

Recipe by Japleen Kaur

Quinoa Fritters

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Total Time

50 minutes

  • For the fritters: 30 gms uncooked Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves + stalks, chopped
  • 15 gms cheese, grated
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 pinch tata salt
  • 1 lime zest
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil or ghee in totality (olive oil tastes better)
  • For the dip: 2 tbsp hung curd
  • 1 red paprika
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Quinoa Fritters Recipe is really delicious. These are savory and tender with crisp edges.

    Quinoa Fritters
    • Combine all the ingredients for the curd dip and set aside.
    • Place the quinoa and 200 ml water in a small saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 12 minutes or until water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
    • Now, cool and measure out to 1 cup quinoa post boiling.
    • Combine the quinoa, spring onions, coriander, mint, and grated cheese.
    • Add flour, salt and pepper, lime zest, and eggs. Stir well to make a dry mixture.
    • Then, heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add heaped tablespoons of mixture to make 3-4 patties (cook each patty at a time).
    • Now, cook for 6-8 minutes until the bottom is browned then flip carefully and cook the other side for 6-8 minutes or until browned.
    • Repeat with remaining patties.
    • Serve Quinoa Fritters recipe with the dip.

    Health benefits

    • For such a tiny seed, quinoa has a lot of protein: One cup cooked has 8 grams. Quinoa is one of the few plant sources of complete protein. This means it contains all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs. Even so, quinoa is higher in calories than other protein sources.
    • Quinoa is also naturally gluten-free. Keep in mind that some brands may become cross-contaminated with other grains such as wheat during processing. Moreover, if you have celiac disease or you�re sensitive to gluten, only use brands that are certified gluten-free.

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    One cup of quinoa contains 5 grams of dietary fiber, which is more than white or brown rice. Fiber helps prevent constipation, helps control blood sugar levels, and may help lower cholesterol. Adding to that, Fiber also helps you maintain a healthy weight by making you feel fuller longer, so you�re less likely to overeat. Thus, please take this recipe or make sure to take this recipe under the guidance of a dietitian/nutritionist.

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