Quinoa Fritters

Ingredients :

       For the fritters

  • 200 gm Quinoa
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 60 gms parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 lime zest
  • 5 tbsp olive oil

      For the dip :

  • 5 tbsp hung curd
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method :

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the curd dip and set aside.
  2. Place the quinoa and 375 ml water in a small saucepan, cover, bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 12 minutes or until water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
  4. Cool and measure out 2 ½ cups quinoa.
  5. Combine the quinoa, spring onions, parsley, mint and parmesan cheese.
  6. Add flour, salt and pepper, lime zest and eggs. Stir well to make a dry mixture.
  7. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add heaped tablespoons of mixture to make 12 patties (cook 6 patties at a time).
  8. 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.
  9. Repeat with remaining patties. Serve with the dip.

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