Chickpea Fritter Puffs Recipe

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May. 21, 2015

These Chickpea Fritter Puffs are crispy on the outside and puffy and fluffy in the middle. They're reminiscent of biscuits but are made from chickpea flour, and they're a gluten-free, healthy, filling snack. Or you can put it in place of falafel patties in a pita.

Ingredients

Chickpea flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander 1/4 Teaspoon
Yellow curry powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Hot water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Olive oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (For deep frying)

Directions

Making

Combine chickpea flour, salt, baking soda, cumin, coriander, curry powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk properly.

Once the dry ingredients are blended, add lemon juice and water. Stir to combine (it will be a thick, lumpy mixture). 

Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to give the chickpea flour a chance to hydrate (it will get even thicker!)

Heat up a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. 

Use a cookie scoop to portion out small mounds of the chickpea mixture into the hot oil, then coat a spatula with oil and lightly press the tops to smush the mounds down into patties. 

Let the patties cook for about 2 minutes on each side until they're golden brown, and you'll see them puff up considerably. 

Drain them briefly on paper towels after frying.

Serving

Serve them hot with a sprinkle of good quality salt or some tzatziki sauce. 

Note:

This recipe is an adapted version of a recipe called "Falafel Patties" on the package of Bob's Red Mill Chickpea Flour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 448Calories from Fat 106

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1384 mg57.67%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet