1/3cupwateruse 1/4 cup if using besan flour instead - add slowly to ensure right consistency
If using oven, preheat to 425F (on roast setting, if that's avaiable). Or pre-heat the air-fryer to 380F
Add the chopped cabbage, onions, jalapenos, flour, spices and oil into a mixing bowl
Stir well, add the water and fold into a rough batter
Take a scoop of batter the size of a small lemon and shape into a fritter - place on a lined baking sheet if using an oven, roughly 2 inches apart. If using an air fryer, place into the air fryer basket evenly spaced out.
Once the air-fryer or oven is ready, pop the fritters in. If using the oven, bake for 15 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 10. If using air fryer, bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown
Serve hot, with ketchup and/or mint chutney for a perfect snack!
I typically sift my spices through my chickpea flour so it spices up the fritters more evenly but this is optional
Make sure to not add too much water as this can cause the fritter to disintegrate - you want just enough to hold the ingredients together but not be watery!
Ovens and air-fryers are particularly finicky and no two of those are the same. The cook time in this recipe card are directional and based on on my oven - make sure to cook until your fritters are crispy and brown on both sides!