Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters

Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters

Vegetables are usually reserved as a side dish, but when you eat vegetarian they become the star ingredient of a dish. These curried cauliflower carrot fritters are so delicious and satisfying that they make a perfect main. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love these crispy vegetables fritters.

Lately, these fritters have become a staple in my recipe repertoire. Cauliflower is such an amazing vegetable to cook with, especially for vegetarians. It lends well to so many different flavours, and is similar to rice in that it is a blank canvas for any meal. The addition of curry was an afterthought since I usually combine cauliflower with milder flavours. The result was pure deliciousness. These vegetable fritters are easy to make – once you combined all the ingredients they literally take minutes to cook. The sweet, crunchy carrots add texture while the cauliflower add creaminess, and it all comes together with the earthy curry powder and tangy ginger.

The kids loved them, and I loved them. My husband on the other hand could not be converted. But I figured as much since he’s been anti-cauliflower pretty much his entire life. You can’t win over all of them, I suppose. This recipe is a winner in my opinion, and will surely be one of my go-to vegetarian meals for meatless Mondays. This makes a great quick healthy meal for the family and is also an easy recipe for kids.

Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters

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Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters

: 8 fritters
: 10 min
: 20 min

Vegetables are usually reserved as a side dish, but when you eat vegetarian they become the star ingredient of a dish. These curried cauliflower carrot fritters are so delicious and satisfying that they make a perfect main. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love these crispy vegetables fritters. Lately, these fritters have become a staple in my recipe repertoire. […]


Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters
    1/2 head of cauliflower (about 1 1/2 cups), steamed until fork tender
  • 1 large carrot (about 1 1/2 - 2 cups), grated
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 3/4 cup Bob's Mill gluten-free flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaping tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. mild curry powder
  • 2-3 tbs. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup coconut or safflower for frying

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Chop the cauliflower into small florets then add to the pot. Cook until for 5-7 minutes or until fork tender then immediately remove from the pot. Set aside until cool to the touch. Once cooled, roughly chop into smaller pieces. I prefer chunkier pieces in the fritters however, you can also mash them. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl with the olive oil then add the remaining ingredients, including the cauliflower. Mix until combined.

Heat the coconut oil in a medium frying pan on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Using a measuring cup, scoop about 1/3 cup of the batter and dollop into the pan. Flatten with a spoon lightly until about 1 inch thick. Fry 4 fritters at a time – overcrowding the pan will reduce the temperature and the fritters will take longer to cook. Cook the fritters for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned and the inside is no longer wet and soft. They should have sponge-like texture when fully cooked. Set aside on a large plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil for a few minutes. Garnish with an additional pinch of salt.

Serve warm, garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with a dipping sauce such as garlic aioli, if desired. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or (if you prefer that crunchy outer texture) in a frying pan for 1-2 minutes per side or until heated through.

40 thoughts on “Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters”

  • Hey Lisa – think these would work if I subbed in almond meal/flour for the gluten-free flour? They sound delicious!

    • It should…they will most likely have a crumblier texture. The almond flour might alter the flavour. Let me know if you make the substitution 😉

  • Jacquie 8 years ago

    These look fantastic! Do you think I can I feed some to my 12 month old?

  • I recently became more fond of cauliflower but this recipe sounds so good even if I wasn’t fond of it. Absolutely delicious.

  • We love fritters! These look delicious and healthy! I’d love this with perhaps a sauce or dip on the side too.

    • Definitely! I was too lazy that night to make a sauce, lol! I think I had decided last minute to take some pics of this for the Blog so I didn’t have a nice sauce on hand to go with them!

  • This sounds like an interesting combination of ingredients. I
    love cauliflower, but haven’t truly explored too many different ways to cook it…like this recipe.

  • I have a complete cauliflower obsession and have not had any for so long – I am going to make these! Curry and cauliflower? Yum!!!

  • I tried some really good fritters at Trader Joe’s recently. They were quite good; I can imagine how tasty yours are.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 9 years ago

    These seriously look fantastic! I am just starting to eat curry and this recipe looks like it would be a great way to add to my curry menu ideas. (Real Talk Moms)

  • Angela Christoper 9 years ago

    Really? what a great recipe we need this recipe had low carb. I think my kids would love it.

  • Jennifer Juro 9 years ago

    Oh I just sent these to two friends doing low carb. What a great way to get your veggies in I need to try Cauliflower!

  • CourtneyLynne 9 years ago

    Omg these sound so delicious!!! I love curry & love cauliflower so both together….ahhhh… Sounds amazing!

  • Fiona Naughton 9 years ago

    These fritters look so delicious. I love anything with carrot so these would be a big winner with me.

  • What a great way to sneak in those power veggies for the picky eaters! 😀 I think cauliflower is overlooked a lot when meal planning, thanks for this great recipe to try out for my family 😀

  • That looks awesome. Anytime a recipe has the word “curried” in it, I’m interested. Thanks!

  • Julie A Beveridge 9 years ago

    These look good and having a little one with dairy/soy/and gluten intolerance they are safe for all of us to eat. That is awesome. I don’t know if my hubby will eat them, but I sure will!

  • elgeorgia 9 years ago

    These fritters look amazing! I bet the filled the house with a very delicious scent! We used to make potato fritters, but these are something I would definitely want to try out! Yum! Diane Sullivan

    • Thank you…I love the combo of the cauliflower and carrots. I’ve made potato fritters too but I find them to be a bit too mushy sometimes. These have a great texture to them!

  • Robin Rue 9 years ago

    I have never had a fritter before, so I am intrigued. This seems like an awesome way to sneak in some veggies with the kiddos.

  • Krystal 9 years ago

    These look amazing! I love the ingredients, too. Yum!

  • mail4rosey 9 years ago

    Those do look and sound tasty good. I’m a vegetarian and I think there are tons of ways to find great meals. In fact, a meal with meat is yukky to me. 😉 I cook it every day though (house full of carnivores). I bet we’d all like these fritters though!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      I’m in the same boat! I prefer following a vegetarian diet however, my iron levels are so low that only meat seems to do the trick! I eat it as rarely as possible (only when I’m desperate!). I also cook meat often for the family but then only eat the sides myself. As for my husband, I definitely think he would enjoy veggie fritters, as long as I substituted the cauliflower for another veg..maybe sweet potato or zucchini?

  • Monica 9 years ago

    These look so good! And Lisa, I’m always so inspired by your commitment to create such healthy home-loved goodness for your family. Lucky kiddos! xx

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      I have to be so committed Monica…anytime I eat something that is “not” good for me, I pay the price!!! 😉

  • Its funny that your husband hasn’t given in to your tastes yet. I would think he would succumb eventually since you are so healthy and make fun, delicious meals!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      I know!!!! Lol! He has come a long way though 😉

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