Carrot and herb fritters on plate with tahini and pitta

Quick carrot fritters

Quick, easy and tasty, these carrot fritters are a great fridge forage meal for those days when the cupboard is looking pretty bare. Serve with hummus, tahini sauce or your favourite dip for a delicious and cheap vegan meal.
Course Lunch
Cuisine British, Vegan
Keyword carrot fritters
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Mandy Mazliah


For the fritters

  • 3 medium carrots grated
  • 90  gram flour (chickpea flour/besan) sifted to remove lumps
  • 1/2  tsp  baking powder
  • tsp  ground cumin
  • Pinch chilli powder optional
  • 120  ml  water
  • 2-4 tbsp  chopped parsley or coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste omit salt for babies

To fry

  • Sunflower oil for frying
Metric - US Customary


  1. Place 3 grated carrots, 90g gram flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 120ml cold water and 2-4 tbsp chopped herbs into a large mixing bowl and stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Add a spoonful of the mixture and reduce the heat to low. Flatten down the fritter with the back of a spoon or a fork. Add 1 or 2 more spoonfuls depending on how much space you have in the pan. Don’t over fill it or they'll be tricky to turn over.

  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes before turning each fritter over carefully with a spatula. Cook the other side for several minutes. Press down gently on the top of the fritters with the spatula to check that no liquid batter squirts out. If it does you need to keep cooking for a little longer.

  4. Drain on kitchen paper. Can be kept warm in a low oven if needed.