Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chickpea Tikkis

I think most of us almost always come home from work feeling ravenous...atleast my husband always does. So I keep looking for healthy whole grain or protein rich snacks to give him in the evenings. I came across this recipe the other day and gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at the taste. It turned out almost like potato cutlets but had so much more protein and much less fat. You can serve these tikkis like cutlets with tea or even use them as patties in sandwiches for breakfast. They are yummy either way.

Ingredients :
1 1/4 cup chickpeas
1 slice bread
1 small potato
3 green chillies
1 inch ginger
1 small onion
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tsp Olive oil

Method :

Soak the chickpeas overnight and boil them with the potato. Drain the boiled chickpeas well and grind them with salt. Peel and mash the potato and add it to the ground chickpeas. Soak the bread slice in water and mix it well with the chcikpea mixture. Saute the fennel seeds, onion and ginger in some oil and add it to the mixture and stir well. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder green chillies and mix well till incorporated. Make into patties and fry in a non-stick pan drizzling some olive oil when needed.

1 comment:

  1. this looks healthy and perfect.