Serves 6
A real treat! Traditional South African fare on a budget.
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Masala Spice

You will need

2 cups (500 ml) cooked and mashed butternut
½ cup (125 ml) flour
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Masala Spice
1 t (5 ml) baking powder
1 extra large egg
canola oil for frying

2 T (30 ml) white sugar
½ t (2,5 ml) cinnamon

1 lemon sliced into wedges

Ina’s Tip

Depending on the moisture content of the butternut, you may have to add a little more flour (15-30 ml).


Mix the butternut, flour, Masala Spice and baking powder. Stir in the egg to form a thick batter. Pan fry spoonfuls in moderately hot oil (about ½ cm deep) until golden-brown. Drain on kitchen or brown paper.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the fritters. Serve hot with lemon slices.