Spiced Swede Fritters

The mild flavour of swede is great for vibrant spices, so this twist on Indian vegetable pakoras really works

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 35 mins

Easily serves 4 as a starter, makes 15

  • swede(about 650g), peeled and diced into small chunks
  • 75g plain flour
  • 100ml crème fraîche
  • egg, beaten
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp crushed coriander seed
  • small handful coriander, chopped
  • sunflower oil, for frying
  • mango chutney, to serve
  1. Cook the swede in a pan of boiling water for 15 mins until tender, then drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, crème fraîche and egg to make a smooth, thick batter.
  3. Stir in the chilli, onion, spices and coriander, then season generously.
  4. Very roughly mash the swede and stir into the mixture.
  5. Heat a splash of the oil in a large non-stick pan and cook small, flattened spoonfuls of the mixture for 2 mins on each side until crisp and browned.
  6. Serve hot with chutney.