And the perfect food for reading the Arabian Nights? Falafel? That’s an old hat! Here’s chickpea fingers! They are similar to Falafel, but a perfect finger food. So you have one hand for turning the pages and the other one for eating chickpea fingers. (Btw, I really recommend reading that book… now during the cold season, with a candle… wonderful)
Chickpeas, aromatic spices and parsley… it makes a wonderful flavor and it’s easy to make!
And what about a yogurt dip on the side, or maybe even mango chutney…?
Djinn’s magic Chickpea Fingers
- 2 cups chickpeas, cooked and drained (or use canned)
- 2 tbsp soy flour
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cilantro
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
- 1 finely chopped onion
- garlic to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients except the parsley in your food processor or blender (I used the vita-mix with a tamper) until combined. Fill into a bowl and fold in the parsley.
Now take some dough and form the chickpea fingers. They should be about finger-size (surprise, surprise!). Heat the oil in a pan (medium heat) and fry the chickpea fingers until they have a nice brown crust. Enjoy with some salad and a dip on the side!
Note: The recipe seems to work better with cooked (not canned) chickpeas. However, if you want to use canned, add an additional 2-3 tbsp of flour and take care that you chop the onion really fine!
Djinn – approved.
They are perfect for a party, as chickpea fingers are a nice finger food! And they are healthier than deep fried falafel…
What else could you wish for? ;)