1 1/2 cups chickpeas, soaked overnight in water to cover
2 Tbsp oil
2 large onions
1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3-4 fresh sage leaves, chopped, or 1 Tbsp. dried sage
3 Tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp self-rising flour
Salt & pepper
1/2 cup flour
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Drain chickpeas, rinse under cold water and drain again. Tip them into a large pan, cover with plenty of fresh cold water and bring them to a boil. Cover and simmer 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours, or until the chickpeas are very soft. Once the chickpeas are soft, set aside 2 Tbsp. of the liquid, and drain the rest of the liquid from the chickpeas. Tip the chickpeas into a food processor, along with the reserved 2 Tbsp. water and process to a velvety mush.
Heat oil in a large frying pan, and the onion and saute medium-high heat until they are light golden. Add the cumin and garlic and stir for a few seconds, until their aroma rises. Stir in the chopped sage leaves and the parsley and set aside. Scrape the chickpea mush into a large bowl and add the egg, self-rising flour and the fried onion and herb mixture. Add plenty of salt and pepper and mix well. Take large walnut-size pieces and loosely form into little balls. As you form the balls drop them into the all-purpose flour and set them aside.
Heat the same large frying pan medium-high heat and spray liberally with cooking spray, add the patties, working in batches, and spray the tops of the patties once they are in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until crisp and golden, then flip and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle with more salt if desired. Adjust temperature as needed to prevent from burning. Spray pan in-between every batch of patties.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.