Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce Recipe

Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce Recipe
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Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce Recipe

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Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan where I grew up. In my home I try to incorporate the tastes of my home country when cooking for my American-born daughters. I have combined the light spice of Pakistani foods with the love of deep-fried finger foods that many Americans, including my daughters, enjoy. To eat, dip the warm fritters in the chilled yogurt. Enjoy as a snack, appetizer, or as part of a meal. —Shahrin Hasan, York, Pennsylvania
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • FRITTERS:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

In a small bowl, the first six ingredients; refrigerate until serving.
Place the chickpeas and seasonings in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add egg and baking soda; pulse until blended. Transfer to a bowl; stir in cilantro and green onions.
In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of bean mixture into balls. Drop a few at a time into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 2 dozen (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce in Taste of Home Recipes Across America 2013, p53

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • FRITTERS:
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  1. In a small bowl, the first six ingredients; refrigerate until serving.
  2. Place the chickpeas and seasonings in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add egg and baking soda; pulse until blended. Transfer to a bowl; stir in cilantro and green onions.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of bean mixture into balls. Drop a few at a time into hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 2 dozen (1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Chickpea Fritters with Sweet-Spicy Sauce in Taste of Home Recipes Across America 2013, p53

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