1 can chickpeas (425 g), drained
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp tahin
2 tbsp flour
50 gr fresh breadcrumbs
3/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
oil for frying
Put the chickpeas with all of the ingredients into a food processor or mixer jar and grind until smooth and dry. You should be able to shape them easily into small discs. If the mixture is too moist or sticky at this stage, which it shouldn’t be, add more flour but don’t be liberal.
Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Shape into small discs and deep fry on medium heat until dark brown on both sides. Make sure you regulate the flame, otherwise the outside will get burned or cooked too soon and the inside will be raw.
Try serving them in pitta bread with a combination of chopped spring onion, tomato, cucumber and lettuce, dressed with Tahini Citrus sauce (6 tbsp Tahin, 3 tbsp fresh orange juice, 6 tbsp lemon juice).
If you like to try some other delicious recipes with Tahin visit my team-bloggers in the Taste of Tahine Blog-Hop:
Chinoiseries at Always Cooking Up Something
Gnoe at Graasland
Uniflame at She Likes Bento