This amazing chickpea pattie recipe comes from my Mama (thanks mama!). The recipe is an adaptation of a traditional Punjabi dish made with potatoes called “Aloo Tikkis” (meaning potato patties). I try not to eat too many potatoes and so I asked my Mom to make it with chickpeas. She did and it was delicious. 🙂 This chickpea pattie recipe is filled with indian spices so get ready for your mouth to explode with spicy amazingness!
Ingredients for Chickpea Pattie Recipe
- 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight (or 2 cans of 15 ounce chickpeas)
- 2-3 green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 tsp of chat masala, optional
- 1/4 tsp of chilli powder, optional
- 1/2 of a fresh green (or red) chilli, optional
- 1-2 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- salt, to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp)
- 3 tbsp of ground chia + 1/2 cup water
- 4 cup greens (baby spinach, kale, etc.), optional
Directions for Chickpea Pattie Recipe
- Combine the 3 tbsp of ground chia with the 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and set aside.
- Wash & cook the chickpeas until they are super soft (you will have to mash them by hand, so the softer they are the easier it will be for you).
- Once the chickpeas are cooked, drain any excess water and set aside.
- Grease a baking sheet and preheat oven to 400.
- Chop the green onion, fresh cilantro and greens, if using, and set aside.
- Now it’s time to use your mom arms, yoga arms or if you are like me, your slightly weakling arms. 🙂 With a potato masher (or fork if you don’t have a masher), mash the chickpeas. You want to mash them just until you can’t see any more whole chickpeas. You still want them to keep their form. You don’t want to use a food processor because they will get too soft and won’t form properly into patties.
- Add all of the spices and the chia mixture to the chickpeas and mix with a spoon until everything is nicely combined.
- Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop up the chickpea mixture and place onto your greased baking sheet. Use your fingers to flatten your patties until they are about 2-3 inches thick.
- Bake at 400 for about 30-40 minutes, flipping them mid-way through.
- Enjoy them in your salad, in your burger, in a wrap or on their own!
- You can pan fry them right before you eat them so that they are nice and crispy.
- These freeze really well, so feel free to wrap them up and freeze them once they are cool.