Chickpea fritters Vegan tasty and quick!

Chickpea fritters Vegan tasty and quick!

Hello everyone! I missed you all! So so busy here but no time to think let alone cook, bake or blog! πŸ™ These yummy fritters were rustled up in next to no time (in my new 1250w food processor πŸ™‚ ) and are a delicious on the go snack as well as being great for a main meal! I hope you’ve all been getting some sunnier weather? We seem to have regressed and have had storms, flash floods and even hailstones! Having said that there is a blue sky at the minute and it is warm-ish out. Maybe I should whip up another batch of these fritters for an impromptu picnic before the rain returns! πŸ™‚

Gather

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (or 1 single whole-bulb… that’s very exciting)!
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 small yellow pepper
  • 100g drained chick peas (I used dried, soaked and cooked but canned will work just fine too)
  • Few sprigs of fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 120-150g chickpea (besan/gram) flour
  • coconut oil

Prepare

  1. Put the onion, garlic and peppers in the food processor and whizz until broken down.
  2. Add the chickpeas and basil and process until mixed in.
  3. Season with paprika and salt – you can do a taste check here but DON’T do it after you’ve added the chickpea flour (the flour shouldn’t be eaten raw and it’s an awful taste – take my word for it)!!!
  4. Gradually add the flour until the consistency is dough like. If you are still using the food processor it should roll itself naturally into a large ball.
  5. Break pieces off and shape into balls then flatten and either fry in coconut oil or bake in the oven on Gas Mark 6 (400f/200c) for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively lightly fry to get some colour, then finish off in the oven πŸ™‚
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • The first ones I ate with my flat bread and made a sandwich.
  • Then I tried using the fritters as the bread and sandwiched salad, houmous and cashew cream between them.
  • Next I ate them with brown rice and oven roasted vegetables.
  • I also added them to my millet salad for a quick transportable lunch.
  • Oh, and I ate them straight out of the fridge too!
  • errr… not all on the same day of course! πŸ˜›
  • So, these keep well in the fridge and can be eaten hot or cold.
  • You can make them different thicknesses depending on their use!

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 23rd May 2015 at 12:48

    Ohhh, these look sooo yummy! And using them as bread with salad is my favorite! Wow, how good this looks! You are really teasing with that new food processor of yours! πŸ˜‰

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    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 23rd May 2015 at 13:02

      πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ Thank you Milica. I should read the food processor book though – I was getting a bit cross with it yesterday, too many parts! And yes, very yummy indeed! Ooo.. something so simple and yummy… blitz ‘your’ two most eaten fruits together into a puree YUM!

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      • Delicious Peace of Mind 23rd May 2015 at 16:07

        Ha, ha… I guess a lot of different parts can be overwhelming. Do you think you could make nut/seed butters in that food processor of yours? πŸ™‚

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        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
          Laurena@LifeDietHealth 23rd May 2015 at 18:23

          I’m sure I could… when I get a minute! There is a smaller attachment possibly for grinding coffee beans… I’m sure that would work (I might just go and try that now!) πŸ˜›

          Reply
  • Delicious Peace of Mind 24th May 2015 at 18:37

    If it can, I need the model name/number to put on my to-buy list πŸ˜€

    Reply
  • Sophie33 3rd June 2015 at 09:58

    Fantastic inspiring chickpea fritters,…ooh yes! Cool photos too!

    Reply
    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth
      Laurena@LifeDietHealth 4th June 2015 at 23:54

      Got to love chickpeas Sophie! Any way they come! πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting on my photos… I’m trying! πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
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