I fancied something different for lunch but didn’t have much time so I put together some principles from a couple of different recipes and luckily came up with something that worked!! It literally takes 5 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook, so perfect for a post-party snack or quick and easy lunch.

Serves: 1 hungry dude for lunch


  • 1 x courgette (grated with a cheese grater)
  • 2 tbsp garam flour
  • 1 tsp each fennel seeds and cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp each dried corriander, turmeric, hot chilli powder and cumin (yes, I love cumin)
  • Salt to taste


  • Put everything in a mixing bowl, mix it up and wait about 10 minutes for the liquid to soak out of the courgette.
  • Your mixture should be sticky enough for you to make little round cakes. If it’s too dry add water a teaspoon at a time. If it’s too wet add more flour a teaspoon at a time.
  • Taste the mixture – add spice and seasoning until it’s to your taste.
  • Shallow fry in the oil of your choice (I used rape seed oil) for about 2.5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.