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)


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


  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

  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

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

  20. 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 :)

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

  22. This is so different healthy snack !!

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