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Eggplant Fritters with Mushrooms and Herbs

Make these eggplant fritters in just 30 minutes! They are bursting with flavors and have a delicious, crunchy texture! Serve them with a mashed potatoes side and you’re in for a treat!

I love eggplants! I guess that’s pretty obvious seeing how many eggplant recipes I have on the blog! 😀 I love them baked, fried, in patties, in casseroles, stuffed, and pretty much cooked in any way possible. I guess my passion for eggplants has started when I was little and tried for the first time the popular Romanian “zacusca”, which is a red pepper and eggplant spread, and also eggplant caviar.

I still remember that day! It was Sunday and the whole family was eating together. My grandma placed two bowls with these eggplant spreads on the table and asked me if I wanted to give them a try. My first reaction was to say that I don’t like them, even though I have never tried them before! But I am glad she finally convinced me and I fell in love with their flavor ever since. 🙂

It is eggplant season and not a week goes by without trying a new eggplant recipe. Yesterday I stuffed them with some mushrooms and herbs; it was somewhat similar to my stuffed eggplants recipe, but I skipped the rice, and today I decided to make some eggplant fritters with the leftover eggplant pulp.

It’s not the first time I use eggplant in patties. Remember my lentil and eggplant patties recipe? 🙂 But this time I tried something different, I combined them with chopped mushrooms and some special spices and herbs, and the result was amazing!

These crunchy eggplant fritters are really easy to make. I suggest you make some stuffed eggplants a day before and save the scooped out eggplant pulp for these. All you have to do is chop, mix and lightly fry! Enjoy! 🙂

eggplant fritters with mushrooms vegan recipe

Yield: 6-8 fritters

Crunchy Eggplant Fritters with Mushrooms and Herbs

eggplant fritters with mushrooms chiftele de vinete cu ciuperci

It's eggplant season! Make these crunchy eggplant fritters in just 30 minutes! They are bursting with flavors and have a delicious, crunchy texture you'll love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • scooped out pulp from 3 medium eggplants, chopped
  • 6 medium button mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • ~4 Tbsp chickpea or rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp psyllium husks, If you don't want them vegan, you can just add a large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sumac powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • oil


  1. Thinly chop eggplant pulp, then chop mushrooms.
  2. Heat 2 tsps of oil in a pan. Add chopped eggplant, mushrooms, mashed garlic, spices, and herbs.
  3. Cover with a lid. Let it cook for 7 minutes.
  4. Remove lid and occasionally stir. Let them cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  5. Move the cooked mixture to a bowl. Add chickpea or rice flour, sesame seeds and psyllium husks or ground flax seeds. Mix well and lightly mash them.
  6. Heat some oil in a large, non-stick pan. Don't use too much oil, just enough to grease the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add 1 Tbsp of eggplant fritters mixture in the pan, and lightly press it to give it a more flattened shape.
  8. Cook on both sides, ~2-3 minutes on each side. Repeat this for all the fritters.
  9. Place them on a plate covered with some paper towels.
  10. Serve!

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 10gProtein 1.6g

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Pinky Zalkin

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

Can almond flour be used?


Monday 13th of November 2023

Yes. It should work.

Sofia Graf

Thursday 1st of September 2022

I have tried the recipe for Crunchy Eggplant Fritters with Mushrooms and Herbs and the fritters are tasty enough. However, I have used pure cow ghee for frying them as I have found that ghee is a safer oil for its high smoke point, and it adds a fresh aroma in the fritters. Just loved it.


Thursday 31st of December 2020

can you bake these?


Friday 12th of February 2021

Sure! :D

Marianne McEwin

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Can you use regular flour?


Thursday 3rd of September 2020


Cherilynne Utton

Sunday 5th of July 2020

Is the Sumac powder a deal breaker on these?


Tuesday 7th of July 2020

You can skip it. It adds a subtle sour flavor, but it's not essential.

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