How is the festive season coming for you all? Are you people linking your amazing recipes at my Cook With White Event And 2 Giveaways? Talking about festivals, they do bring lots of work and guests at home. Most of us cook the traditional mathri, namkeen and sweets during this time and we gain lot of attention as well as KGs.I know back in India I used to prepare what not to please guests and finally gaining lot of weight. Things have been different after coming to London. I now look for different and healthy snacks.
I always prefer to make patties for my guests. Reason? You can prepare them and keep in the fridge and when guests arrive all you need is to roast or grill on pan and serve hot. Who doesn't like hot snacks? I have made loads of patties in past. Please see here.
Chickpeas patties are very popular but it is generally fried. No no, not at my place. I baked these ones and I got healthier and crispier patties. Chickpeas are great sources of fibre and protein. These tikkis are very much like falafel but only baked and thinner. Trust me these patties are great alternative in your burger buns. Hot and spicy.
1 can of chickpeas (250 grams)
3 cloves garlic
1 small onion, diced
3 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (optinal)
2 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
Juice of 1 lemon (about 1 Tablespoon.)
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon olive oil
- Start by preheating the oven to 400F/200C
- Drain the chickpeas and rinse well.
- Place the garlic in a food processor, and pulse a few times to chop it roughly. Now add the onions, the chickpeas, the parsley, cilantro, cumin, and coriander and lemon juice to the food processor. Add the salt, the red pepper flakes, flour and the baking powder.
- Cover and pulse until the mixture is well combined. Do not over mash, it should be chunky.
- Now drizzle about a tablespoon of the olive oil onto a baking sheet.
- Form the patties into 1-1/2-inch rounds and flatten slightly with your fingers. Place on the oiled baking sheet. Brush the upper side of patties with oil.
- Bake in the preheated oven 15-18 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
- Turn and bake another 5-7 minutes until browned on the other side.
If not using canned chickpeas, then soak chickpeas overnight. Next day boil it.
The patties can be kept in fridge for hours before baking.
I chose to bake, where else this can be toasted on pan or even fried.
Crispy, spicy and healthy.