These Bulgarian Zucchini Kufteta (Zucchini Patties) are easy and delicious vegetarian alternatives to meat kufteta, blended together and fried until golden. There many different recipes of using zucchini and making them a great alternative to the standard fried meatballs, also called koftas in other countries.

Zucchini Kufteta

Popular Bulgarian recipe all summer, you can make this simple and delicious recipe at home and serve it as a side dish or lunch. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: Zucchini


  • 2 cup zucchini
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt


  • In a large bowl crack and beat an egg.
  • Then add in the shredded zucchini and yogurt and mix well together. Add the flour, season with salt and herbs and mix well.
  • Using a spoon form a patty and fry in a pan over medium heat from both sides until golden brown.

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