Friday, June 3, 2011

Chickpea Patties

The hot & sultry weather took a beating after a sudden act of mercy from rain-gods & the weather though not exactly chilly, was good enough for hot munchies with an afternoon cuppa ! Had some soaked chickpeas & remembering a nice recipe bookmarked ,decided to make some crispy crunchy to snack on !
The legumes which were intended for a gravy, did not mind sharing a cup of their counterparts for this treat (gee) .Inspired by the creole seasoning in the recipe, I mixed a blend of dried herbs & red chilli powder sitting in my pantry ! This melange of Mediterranean flavours made the patties more flavorful and gave a WOW factor to it. 




(Source: Here )


What goes:- (seasoned & spiced to my palate, adjust accordingly)
  • Chickpeas - 1 cup-(soaked & pressure cooked) /if using canned, drained & rinsed
  • Onion - 1 (small) - finely chopped
  • Green Pepper - 1/2 - finely chopped
  • Garlic - 1 to 2 pods - finely chopped
  • Mint Leaves - a fisful - roughly chopped
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - a few sprigs - finely chopped
  • Green Chilli - 1- to taste - optional
  • Seasonings - (Dried Rosemary, Dried Chives, Oregano, Red Chilli Powder mixed in equal quantity) - 1 to 2 tsp of the blend - to taste
  • Lemon  - a dash of lemon juice
  • Sesame Seeds - a little sprinkle , (plus some for garnish)
  • Powdered almonds - little - optional
  • Salt - to taste
  • Olive Oil - little for the patties
  • Gram Flour - little - for dusting (can also use bread crumbs)

How:-

The good looking pepper waiting to be sliced n diced !




In a big bowl mash the chickpeas well to a smooth consistency saving a handful to give that crunchy edge. Now add all the ingredients (except the olive oil & the gram flour of course) and mix well. Check for seasoning and rest the mix in the fridge for a while( about 20-30 minutes). This brings out the flavours well !




Shape the mix in to patties, dusting with gram flour/bread crumbs. In a non stick pan, tip in little olive oil and cook over medium heat, turning over after a few minutes. 




Let the patties get browned & crispy. 




Savour it with tomato Sauce or a salsa & light salad or sit back n enjoy with your choice beverage.




Taking it one step further ,I put the OTG on a grill mode & grilled a few of them for 20 minutes @ 200C. It was good too !




The legume patties are off to MLLA # 36 hosted by Aqua, event by Susan

28 comments:

  1. This is a very healthy snack and very tasty too with chick peas and capsicum, onions and other yummy stuff :) I am going to try this since we get canned chickpeas...
    Thanks too for trying the vadais Priya - no greater honor than that :))) xoxo

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  2. Priya,
    same pinch dear I too made patties but mine is Aloo tikki, your's looking yummy. Very healthy since you made these in otg

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Love the seasoning part priya. Would have given a very distinct flavor.

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  4. Reminds me a lot of falafel! Looks delicious =)

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  5. Yummy looking Patties......and with some new flavours.....a must try!!!

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  6. Healthy cutlets, looks yummy & delcious, never tried cutlets this way, I will try it soon.

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  7. Delicious patties,can have this any time..

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  8. Oooohhh... yummy treats... it is so healthy too:) I love chickpeas in any form.. loved this..
    Reva

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  9. looks yummy and u shallow fried it making it healthier than deep fried...

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  10. WOW..you have so many good recipes...I am having a giveaway in my blog..if you want please check and join that...
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  11. Absolutely love it. Never tried it this way.

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  12. Chickpeas in cutlet goes directly to my fav list, love it very much, love that ketchup pattern..

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  13. chickpeas patties sounds great, very healthy and delicious patties..

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  14. Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

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  15. it looks and sounds great, Priya, as always a very interesting idea!

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  16. Looks so yum dear... Nice tea time snack

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  17. Very flavourful patties with all the herbs used, definitely the patties would have infused all of it...

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  18. Chick peas patties tops on my fav list...would love to grab some with my cuppa.

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  19. I love love love eating chickpeas and always looking for new ideas to cook these beloved legumes.
    Your patties sound delicious. so flavorful.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy weekend

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  20. Delicious chick pea patties... A different idea with those herbs :-)

    And thanks for your lovely comments on my last post :-)

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  21. Delicious! You know, I've been thinking of trying this for a while now...but the weather is too hot and humid out here and I kinda don't like the idea of spending too much time near the hob :)

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  22. These looks very gud ...adding capsicum is wonderful

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  23. This is so different healthy snack !!

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  24. It sounds and looks delicious. Nice afternoon snack...

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  25. Different and healthy Snack..

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