Eggplant Fritters With Orange Ginger Salsa #SundaySupper

 

Tender baby eggplant fritters coated with lentil flour served with a tangy fresh orange ginger salsa makes a high fiber snack and a great appetizer. It’s Super bowl Sunday and my Sunday Supper team is doing a tailgating Super Bowl theme. In all the 17 years I have been here in the Sates, I have watched the Super Bowl with great excitement every year. The ads, the games, the entertainment and the snacks are all a part of Super Bowl. This year I was really excited to see the Washington Redskins come quite close J  but they since they did not make it to the finals, I will be rooting for the Baltimore Ravens!! Every year we have a Super Bowl party with friends and this year along with my home-made hummus I will be taking my eggplant fritters with a zesty orange salsa.  These eggplant fritters are super easy to make and can be eaten plain or with a sauce or dip. You slice the eggplant, dip it in a chickpeas batter and fry it in peanut oil or a healthy oil of your choice. I have tried baking the fritters, but it’s not the same so this is one of those occasions when frying becomes acceptable. Draining the fritters on paper towels as soon as you make them drains and removes most of the oil. The lentil batter adds a nice crunch and a healthy dose of fiber to the fritter. If you’re an eggplant lover you must try this dish. It is yummy crunchy and will change the way you eat eggplant.

 

 

Nutrition Wise!

The elusive eggplant is a favorite of mine. Eggplants are bursting with phytonutrients that act as antioxidants that help to reduce the number of free radicals in the body which damage cells and may contribute to certain diseases, including some cancers and heart diseases. Eggplants are also a good source of dietary fiber, which can help improve cardiovascular and digestive health. Lentil flour adds a nice dose of fiber and protein and curicumin aka turmeric add some antioxidant power.

 

 

Eggplant Fritters

Serves 40 fritters
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 5 baby eggplant (sliced )
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric or curicumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2- 1 cup water
  • 1 cup peanut oil (or vegetable oil)

Directions

Slice eggplant into thin slices.
Mix chickpea flour with turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt, baking powder and enough water to make a smooth paste.
Heat oil. Dip eggplant slices in flour mixture and fry for 1-2 minutes till golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

Orange Salsa

Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 oranges (peeled and seed removed)
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chili
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated or finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

Pulse or finely chop oranges, tomatoes, cilantro.
Add spices and mix well. Add fresh ginger.

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Comments

  1. Excellent vegetarian appetizer for game day!
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  2. This is fabulous. I could only hope mine will look as tantalizing. Pinned it!
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  3. Oh my gosh, how do I love eggplant? Let me count the ways! YUM!
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  4. I loooove anything eggplant, and these little fritters are too darn cute! The salsa on top sounds divine.
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  5. I love everything about these. So delicious!
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  6. My husband would go crazy for these!!!! Pinned!
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  7. So pretty and I am positive so good!!
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  8. Never liked fried food, but this would have convinced me!
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  9. This is such a pretty dish. Would be perfect at any party table.
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  10. I can’t believe how good these look, OK well I can because all of your food always looks so good!!
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  11. Not only do those fritters look amazing, that salsa sounds insanely good! YUM!
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  12. Oh I love Eggplant fritters any day and the salsa with oranges sound fantastic!Cannot wait to try :)
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  13. Yum! Eggplant is a favorite of mine. Love these little fritters.
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  14. I love eggplant! This would probably make a nice side dish too!
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  15. Excellent! Love eggplants but never tried this before. I think this will make to my family favorite recipes soon.
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  16. What a wonderful appetizer…I always gravitate towards the healthier ones at a party, and I could eat a whole plate of these! The salsa sounds amazing, too!
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  17. Your fritters are so pretty, Sunthi. Your friends are very lucky!

  18. Oh wow Sunthi these looks so tastey. I know my whole family would love these.

  19. i made the salsa last night just for the salsa… so refreshing and delish! i’m going to use it on my chickpea/cilantro/avocado tacos tomorrow night! i made half of the recipe and it made PLENTY!! thank you! one day i’ll get around to trying the eggplant!

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