In every household it happens that you prepare too many veggies for one meal than needed. Then you leave it in the fridge and think what can be done with it.. If you find yourself in similar situation with too many carrots, zucchinis or broccoli you can easily put them together with some chickpeas or chickpea flour and spices and get these wonderful tasty patties for a snack or your dinner! At Govinda Valley we have them in combination with tomato chutney and green salads. You can choose your combinations :)
Recipe serves 8 people.
- 1 small zucchini, shredded
- ½ heaping cup chopped carrots
- ½ inch ginger
- 1 green chili or use cayenne to taste
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained or 1.5 cups cooked
- ½ tsp asofetida
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- ½ tsp coriander seeds
- ½ tsp black pepper corns or ground pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- ½ to ¾ tsp salt (depends on if the chickpeas were salted)
- 1 Tbsp flax seed meal or chia seed meal
- ¼ cup oat flour or other flour
- 1 to 2 tbsp breadcrumbs or corn flour
- Oil as needed
- Grate/shred the zucchini and add to a bowl using a grater or processor. Lightly press the zucchini in a paper towel if there is too much moisture.
- Process carrots, ginger, chili in a food processor until shredded and add to bowl. Or use a grater.
- Process chickpeas until coarsely blended, not fully a paste. Add to the bowl.
- Make the Turkish spice blend: Crush the cumin coriander and black pepper using a mortar pestle. Or pulse in a spice grinder to a coarse meal. Heat ½ tsp oil in small skillet. When hot, add the crushed spices and cook until fragrant. You can also dry roast them until fragrant or add them unroasted.
- Add the spices to the bowl. Add cinnamon, cardamom, salt, flour, flax and mix well. Add flour and mix in.
- Form patties and put them in breadcrumbs or corn flour.
- Cook with a little oil in a skillet over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
- To bake, Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes. Broil to crisp for a minute.
- Serve as snack or dinner with chutneys, ketchup, cucumber raita or ranch.