The vegetarian recipe for Kelp Fritters (Vegan Keropok Lekor):


  • 2 cups soaked kelp/kombu (*soak kelp overnight, wash and chop)
  • 6 cups tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 cups water


  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp vegetarian seasoning


  1. Place kelp and water in a blender, puree until smooth, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil over low heat.
  2. In a huge mixing bowl, combine tapioca starch with wheat flour, gently pour the boiled kelp puree over the flour and stir well with a wooden spatula.
  3. Add all the seasonings and knead the dough until smooth.
  4. Scatter some wheat flour on the workbench, take a handful of the dough, roll into a 1-cm diameter sausage and repeat until all the dough is used up.
  5. Boil a big pot of water, place the kelp sausages in the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the cooked sausages, place on a greased pan and allow to cool.
  7. Cut the sausages into short lengths and deep fry until crispy and golden.
  8. Dish out, drain and serve with chilli sauce.