Chickpea Fritters

An easy vegan recipe made from a few ingredients in the pantry. For a shortcut to the recipe, you can use canned chick peas. It works equally well @sarchakra

COOK TIME: 30 mins

PREP TIME: 20 mins



  • Chickpeas 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Cilantro small handful, chopped
  • Black peppercorns 2 tsp
  • Paprika 1 tbsp
  • Garlic 3 cloves
  • Onion 1 small, chopped
  • Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • Pickled jalapeños 2 tbsp
  • Oat Flour 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Neutral oil for frying


  • Soak chickpeas the night before in water. Drain the water and rinse it out the next day. Put in fresh water and cook the chick peas till done. I used a pressure cooker and it takes me about 8-9 whistles. I wanted to use the water from the boiled chick peas to make meringues. Therefore I did not add any salt when I was boiling the peas. When cooked and cooked, drain the chickpeas. Reserve the water for meringues. It is easy to do and delicious.
  • In a food processor add the following: drained chickpeas, salt, garlic, onion, black pepper, paprika, jalapeños, cumin seeds, cinnamon, coriander powder and chopped cilantro. Pulse it to a coarse paste. Add lemon juice.
  • Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. Form into patties with an ice cream scoop.
  • Heat oil. Pan fry 5-6 patties at a time. Drain in kitchen towel. Serve with salad and toasted Naan bread.
Mixing in the processor
The coarse paste
Making into patties
Frying the patties
Chickpea Fritters

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