He’s also opened up to me trying out new recipes. With this combination, I had to try out this recipe that I had been "eyeing". I had found too many recipes for this. While some were too elaborate, some were too simple. I came up with the following recipe after keeping in mind that I need to feed V also the same thing – so it shouldn't be too spicy for him.
Chickpeas are high in protein. It is one of the sources of proteins in a vegetarian diet. The traditional Falafel is deep fried. Baking it is a healthier option.
Here's how I made this:
1 cup dry chickpeas – soaked over night and cooked
2 Green Chillies – Finely Chopped
1 cup Corainder Leaves – Finely Chopped
1/2 cup Mint Leaves – Finely Chopped
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
2 tbsp Whole Wheat Flour (I used Atta)
1 tsp Baking Powder
Salt to Taste
Oil to grease baking tray.
- Pre heat the oven to 200oC.
- Take all the ingredients except Oil in a food processor and pulse to a coarse mixture.
- Take a baking tray and grease with Oil.
- Make 12 patties with the mixture and place them on the tray.
- Bake for 40 mins turning once in between.
- Serve hot with a dip / sauce.
Note 1: I made 20 patties – that's why they are thin. I will be making 12 patties next time so they are thick.
Note 2: I didn't add the green chillies to the food processor. I took out a few patties for V and added the green chillies and made the rest for us. This way, V didn't find it too spicy. It was right for us too.
This goes to the following events:
Shobha's Cook it Healthy.
Harini's Only Baked that was started by Pari.