Calabaza Fritters with Mango-Sour Orange Sauce

Calabaza is a pumpkin-like squash found in Latin markets. If you have trouble finding it, substitute butternut squash.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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Calabaza Fritters:

1 cup flour

1 tablespoon curry powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup seltzer

1/2 finely chopped Spanish onion

1 cup diced calabaza, blanched

Oil, for frying

Mango-Sour Orange Sauce:

1 mango, flesh pureed

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 jalapeno, minced

1 sour orange, juiced or 1 lime, juiced

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste


  1. For the Calabaza Fritters: Combine dry ingredients. Add egg and seltzer. Fold in onion and calabaza. Fry at 350 degrees F until golden.
  2. For the Mango-Sour Orange Sauce: Stir all ingredients together and serve as a dipping sauce.