Saturday, August 2, 2008

Chickpea Tikkis

Here's an appetizer that packs a protein punch that will keep you full until dinner. A couple of these along with some salad would also nicely serve as dinner itself.
I almost always have a few different kinds of canned beans on hand. There's so much you can do with them!

This recipe was inspired by
these two recipes.

(For 10-12 small tikkis)
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained well
½ small onion, chopped into chunks
3-4 green chillis, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp bread crumbs

1 egg
Salt to taste

To coat the tikkis -
2 Tbsp plain bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Oil (for shallow-frying the tikkis)

Pulse the ingredients together a couple of times to form a coarse mixture that’s still chunky. If it becomes too sticky, add some more flour and bread crumbs.

Portion out 10-12 small balls of the mixture. Flatten each ball as much as possible on the palm of your hand without causing the tikkis to crumble. A thicker one takes longer to cook and gives you a tikki that is cooked well on the outside but is not completely done on the inside

Coat both sides with the cheese and crumbs mixture.

In a large skillet, using as little oil as possible (2-3 Tbsp), shallow-fry the tikkis. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat until golden brown.

Serve hot with some tomato ketchup or enjoy it with your favorite chutney. We had these with some mango chutney along with hot cups of tea.

20 Burps:

Vani said...

The tikkis look crisp & yum, TBC! Protein packed & tasty - nice combi, na?
Glad you like my apple gojju, TBC. I must confess, since I've posted it, I've not made it again. So you preparing it more than once totally beats my number! :)

Ranjani said...

looks perfect!

Rachel said...

That would be a perfect snack!!!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a wonderful take on falafel!

Suganya said...

Hi... these looks so good. As u said they are perfect tea time snack. YUM! YUM! The pictures are so tempting....

TBC said...

Vani- yes, it sure was!:D
You've not made your gojju again?! Why not? It so simple and tasty.
I've made it at least 4- 5 times when I need a quick curry with rice.:D

Ranjani- thank you!:D

Rachel- and it was. I have to make it again soon.:D

Nupur- your're right! I never saw the similarity when I was making it.:D

Sukanya- thank you!:D

Laavanya said...

These look so crispy and golden.. I think they would bake up beautifully too. Awesome.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

tikkis looks so crisp....
Thanks for sharing.

Uma said...

yum, yum, delicious tikkis.

Rajitha said...

yum yum!! those tikkis sure are good..crispy and delicious..the problem is i can eat all the 10-12 u have a single sitting..shameful na!!

Unknown said...

Cheesy tikkis!yumm!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. What do you think about baking these instead of shallow frying?

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

These look very good. Call them tikkis, falafel, cutlets, patties, it doesn't matter to me.
Love chickpeas and I love these.:)

Unknown said...

These look really good. Nice and golden brown.

delhibelle said...

Yum,,its brekkie time here and these are making me hungry..I so dont want to have cereal now!

TBC said...

Laavanya- yes, they would be good baked too. I should try it the next time.:)

Priar & Uma- thank you!:D

Rajitha- you're not alone, I can too! I remember not being too pleased about having to share it with H. When it's something I don't like, I am more than happy to. I'm so evil, na? Wait, don't answer that! :D

Divya- Just a little bit of cheese but it was so good! :D

Cookinpanda- sounds good to me! Should try it when I make it next. Or maybe you could let me know?:D

Aparna- thank you.:D
For the longest time I could only think of channa masala or hummus to make with chickpeas.:)

Kevin- thank you.:D

Rashmi- awww! I like cereal too but would go for this over cereal any day.;-)

Lisa Turner said...

Fantastic! I haven't been checking out my favorite food bloggers and I'm seeing how much I missed!

TBC said...

Lisa- actually, that is only because I've been on a posting spree- doing multiple posts a day to clean up my drafts folder.:)

Unknown said...

great recipe and a new one..never seen this before!!

TBC said...

Sara- thank you.:D

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