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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? ;)
Playful and Hungry said:
Thanks! It was a really tasty idea… ; )
Fantastic idea, and tasty-looking food, as always. Your djinn is so cute :)
Minifig Fun said:
oh those look so delicious!!!!
I do love chickpeas!
Oh yum! I bet my kids would love these- and me too!
I cooked up a batch of chickpeas in my pressure cooker yesterday. Now I know what to do with them (instead of just making hummus).
Great photos too :)
Cool combo for a blog! Keep at it.
MMMMM! Your chickpea fingers look pretty & tasty too! Yum!
I was so looking forward to your recipe. I will try the recipe very soon! Thanks a lot! <3
Really cool idea, especially as most people only want the dips on the side anyway. . . I’ll have to make these the next time I make barbecue sauce.
Looks yummy!! Ate so much falafel in Berlin and got sick of it!! This is a nice twist :-)
But there’s so many amazing vegan eats in Berlin despite good old falafel. If you visit again, make sure to check some of “our” restaurants ;)
I’m half a Berliner. I will do next time I’m there-next year some time. Where exactly are your restaurants??
Playful and Hungry said:
I’m kind of jealous! I’ve never been to Berlin since I’m vegan!
I think you should definitelly visit the “Kopps” (Björn Moschinski) … but maybe znm knows some other great restaurants, too!
Definitely worth a visit-but do so in the summer. In the winter the Germans are all really miserable :-)! I’m not -heheh!! Berlin was good enough for me to spend 12+ odd years of my life there!!
Not mine ;) I mean the vegan community or something. There are lots, like Kopps, Café Vux, Mano Verde, Sfizy Veg, Trattoria Ponte Verde, Lucky Leek and so on.
Thanks. Will look them up!!
My god, your lego collection must be huge! I love it! Maybe I’ll “borrow” my brothers’ Star Wars legoes…. :D
And I’ll definitely make those chickpea fingers, too!
GiGi Eats Celebrities said:
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I want a genie buddy to sit in my food when I eat it!!! That’s hysterical. This is the first time I have come to your blog. I have a feeling you have interesting friends in all of your food. About to go check, lol!
Karen A said:
These look so good! Yummy!
Hannah (BitterSweet) said:
I’m totally enamored by this idea! I’ve seen (and eaten) plenty of chickpea panisse made with chickpea flour, but didn’t think it was even possible to get the same sort of results out of whole chickpeas. I’m seriously tempted to make both and do a side-by-side taste test!
Mark Mushakian said:
Reblogged this on http://www.MarkMushakian.com and commented:
This gal has a wonderfully clever idea going on, combining the fun and creativity of Lego with the fun and creativity of cooking. I just discovered her site, and she has plenty of holiday treats, but this one looked like something this picky eater would be more than up for… so check it out, and then see what else she has to offer!
The Foodies said:
I love chickpeas! I just made a pasta with them, but I will have to try this one!