Outdoor Cooking, Sides, Vegetarian

Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters With Mint Yogurt Dressing

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Pre-Heat Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total time: 1h 18 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters With Mint Yogurt Dressing

Tip: These delicious fritters can be served as a side dish or starter. 

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs, Wheat


For the fritters

  • 200g courgettes, grated with skin on
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • 1 x 198g can can sweetcorn, drained
  • 100g plain flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large  egg, beaten 
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as desired 
  • Oil or spray oil for brushing

For the mint yogurt dressing

  • 5g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 
  • 1 x 150g  pot of natural or Greek yogurt 
  • Zest of ½ unwaxed lemon 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice  

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  • Step 1

    Place a sieve over a bowl, then place the grated courgettes into the sieve. Sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 minutes. Then rinse courgettes and squeeze out excess moisture by hand.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, add grated courgettes, sweetcorn, flour, baking powder, cumin, paprika, egg, salt and pepper. Stir together until a thick batter is formed and set aside  

  • Step 3

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place. Place the Crisper Basket on grill, then close the lid.  

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to AIR FRY. Set the temperature to 200°C and set time to 13 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 3 minutes).

  • Step 5

    While the unit is preheating, make the yogurt dressing. In a small bowl, add mint yogurt dressing ingredients in the order listedStir together until mixed and set aside. 

  • Step 6

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and spray or brush cooking basket with oil. Carefully spoon heaped fritter batter evenly spaced onto Crisper Basket. Press fritter down slightly to flatten. Close lid to begin cooking.  

  • Step 7

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, open lid and use silicone-tipped tongs or a spatula to turn fritters. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, open lid and serve fritters with yogurt dressing.