Mushroom and Spinach Fritters with Mint and Cheese

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If you're a regular reader of this food blog, you'll notice that I often come up with tea time snacks. Today is yet another fritter ideal both for tea time as well as for the cocktail parties. If fact, you can also use them as starters. Use small and tender spinach leaves for the best results. Although I've used classic button mushrooms for these fritters, you can substitute them with a local variant. Similarly, you can also experiment with the cheese used in the preparation. Make sure you do not increase the quantity of mint leaves else it will overwhelm other ingredients changing the taste of this delicious snack. You can also add cauliflowers and potatoes in these fritters. Let's make this delicious and crispy snack.

Mushroom and Spinach Fritters with Mint and Cheese
Mushroom and Spinach Fritters with Mint and Cheese
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Spicy mushroom and spinach fritters

Enjoy this crisp fried and spicy fritters recipe made with spinach and mushrooms in a cheesy base you can relish anytime with a bowl of tamarind chutney.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients:
  • 400 gm button mushrooms (shredded or grated)
  • 500 gm spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan (grated)
  • 4 tsp chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • refined oil for deep frying
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Take a large glass bowl and add mushrooms, spinach and mint leaves in it.
  2. Season it with paprika, garlic powder, cumin seeds powder and salt.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spatula.
  4. Add grated Parmesan, chickpea flour and sour cream.
  5. Sift it well with your hands and make round fritter patties.
  6. Heat oil in a deep frying pan on a medium flame.
  7. Fry all the patties for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Place on a paper to allow soaking of excess oil.
  9. Serve hot with a tangy and spicy sauce.

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