Indulge in a guilt-free snacking with these irresistible vegan baked masala zucchini fries. Bursting with flavor and satisfyingly crispy, these fries are a delightful twist on the potato fries.
What sets them apart is besan, also known as chickpea flour. This addition gives the fries a delightful crunch, making each bite a textural delight. With its golden exterior and tender interior, these zucchini fries are the perfect balance of wholesome goodness and savory satisfaction.
Masala zucchini fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional French fries. They are great as an appetizer or snack. These crispy, crunchy fries need 10-15 minutes of prep time and are ready to be served in 15 minutes. Serve it with the ketchup or dip of your choice.
I use besan (gram flour or chickpea flour) instead of plain flour to coat the zucchini sticks, which gives them an extra crunch. Most vegan fries call for the addition of nutritional yeast, but my recipe here doesn't use it.
Why you will love this zucchini fries recipe?
- Vegan and does not use nutritional yeast: These zucchini fries can be enjoyed by vegans since they are made entirely from plant-based ingredients.
- Versatile and customizable: Zucchini fries are incredibly versatile, allowing you to experiment with different seasonings and coatings.
- Easy to prepare: Making zucchini fries is relatively simple, and it is a quick and straightforward recipe that can be whipped up in no time.
Zucchini: Use tender and firm zucchini with bright green skin.
Besan: I use besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) instead of plain flour to coat the zucchini. This adds a great crunch to them.
See the recipe card for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
How to make zucchini fries?
Step 1: Cut the zucchini into approximately 3-inch long pieces in fries shape.
Step 2: Combine garam masala, salt, and chili powder with besan. Place the besan mixture, almond milk, and breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl (image 1).
Step 3: Dip the zucchini stick in besan first, making sure it is fully coated (image 2).
Step 4: Next, dip it in almond milk. Lastly, dip it in breadcrumbs and coat it completely (images 3 and 4).
Step 5: Place the zucchini stick on the baking tray. Repeat with the rest of the zucchini. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes (images 5 and 6).
Expert tips to make zucchini fries
Make sure the zucchini sticks have a uniform thickness. This way, they will take the same time to bake. Also, make sure the zucchini is not cut into small sticks - they may overcook and turn too soft.
Roll the zucchini sticks well, making sure it is completely coated.
Use besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) for the extra crunchy texture.
Baking time depends on the oven. Keep a close eye after 14-15 minutes. Overbaked zucchini fries may turn soggy.
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Masala Zucchini Fries (Vegan)
- Preheat oven to 390 F or 200 C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cut the zucchini into approximately 3-inch long pieces in fries shape.
- Combine garam masala, salt, and red chili powder with besan.
- Place the besan mixture, almond milk, and breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls.
- Dip the zucchini stick in besan first making sure it is fully coated.
- Next, dip it in almond milk. Lastly, dip it in breadcrumbs and coat it completely.
- Place the zucchini stick on the baking tray. Repeat with all the zucchini sticks.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with ketchup or dip of your choice.