Spicy Chickpea Fritters

I believe if you have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard it is always possible to make a quick and tasty meal without too much thought or planning, and I love making various types of chickpea patties.   Normally I just put in a mixture of different spices and sometimes some herbs as well, but this time I decided to make a recipe I’d bookmarked a few months ago on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops.   Lyndsay’s fritters looked so dainty and delicious and the write up made them sound so tasty I decided it was a recipe I had to try.    Now, my fritters are much bigger and more like burgers than the bite-sized morsels I was inspired by, but I’m sure they taste just as delicious.   They go lovely and crispy on the outside but stay soft and spicy in the middle.   I think I may have discovered a new favourite chickpea recipe.

I am linking this to Bookmarked Recipes, hosted by Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes and to My Legume Love Affair, hosted this month by Girlichef.

Ingredients – serves 2-3 as a main dish, more as a starter

400g tin of chickpeas, drained

1 onion, roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 chillies,

1 egg

75g plain flour

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp curry powder

Pinch of salt

Black pepper

How to Make Spicy Chickpea Fritters

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.   Blend until smooth.

  2. You can deep fry the fritters but I prefered to use just a little oil in a frying pan.  Heat the oil and then put spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan, flattening slightly to make small oval/round patties.   Fry for about five minutes on each side

I served with a carrot salad, lemon wedges and pitta breads but for a delicious mint dip, have a look at Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops.

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