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Corn Fritters

April 17, 2012

Conscious Cuisine is a vegetarian cookbook for persons wanting to have tasty vegetarian fare.

There are 9 chapters in the book, ranging from ChutneysPulsesSnacks, Soupsto Grains. I included quite a few dishes in the chapter on Pulses as I do know how difficult it is to find tasty, easy to prepare protein rich dishes. For example there is aLentil LoafChickpea Burger and Lentil Shepherd Pie just to wet your appetite.

There is a section on spices and the health benefits of spices.

Herbs and spices contain valuable phytonutrients or medicinal molecules that protect us from the damaging conditions in the environment and in the aging process. They also provide us with valuable antioxidants that help prevent disease.

Of course a cookbook cannot be complete without some sweets so I have included some simple dishes including one of my favourites, Coconut Carob Candy.


A Wholesome Crunchy Fritter


  • 2 cups corn , freshly cut
  • ¼ cup spring onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly milled
  • ½ cup cake flour
  • ½ cup milk, only as needed


  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, egg and only enough milk to form batter.
  • Add cheese, onion and corn.
  • Add more milk if needed to bind.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non- stick pan, drop spoonfuls of batter and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
  • Allow to cook on medium heat until golden brown and turn onto other side to cook.
  • Drain on paper towel before serving.


  • Delicious served with chunky cottage cheese topped with sautéed mushrooms.
  • The beaten egg can be omitted for vegetarians.


Damyanti Gajjar

I am a trained Ayurvedic Health Care Advisor who is registered with The Chiropractors, Homeopaths and Allied Service Council of South Africa. After completing an Ayurvedic course in 1998, I visited the USA and brought back a number of Ayurvedic books which were not yet available in South Africa. I studied these books with the goal of formulating a course in Ayurvedic Nutrition.

My blog serves as an extension of my recipe book and I will be using it to regularly document and share my experiences with food, Ayurveda and Conscious Cuisine in Cape Town.


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