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Friday, February 20, 2015

Chickpeas Fritter

(Nohut Köftesi / Nohut Mücveri)

Chickpeas Fritter
Chickpeas (540 ml), canned, rinsed
1 egg
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
A handful parsley, chopped
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 tsp cumin
1⁄2 tsp paprika
1⁄2 tsp mint
1⁄2 tsp coriander, ground

For frying:
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until very smooth. Heat the olive oil in a large Teflon pan.Make balls of walnut-sized pieces, then flatten a little bit. Fry both sides at medium heat.

Serve with Radish-Yogurt Dip and Tomato Salad with Onion on the side.

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At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!Somewhere I heard chickpeas has to be raw to make these kofte, Ive never tried with canned ones. Im going to use your recipe too.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I boiled beans. Although I drained the boiled water, the mix became runny. I wonder if I should add flour?

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It looks like you used beans instead of chickpeas which is probably the reason...Sure, you can add flour:)

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used boiled chickpeas. sorry I was not clear. Yes, I added flour and it worked. Thank you!


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