Cape Herb & Spice Garam Masala Chickpea Patties & Herbed Yoghurt Drizzle
These chickpea patties are a super source of non-meat protein and come with extra hidden veggies, and a bite thanks to the Cape Herb & Spice Garam Masala mix! Spicy and earthy, they’re great served with a herbed yoghurt drizzle.
- African Flavours
- Gluten Free
- Low Fat
- Sugar Free
- Middle Eastern
- Air Fried
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time20 minutes
For the herbed yoghurt drizzle
- 1 cup medium fat plain yoghurt
- large handful coriander leaves
- medium handful mint leaves
- pinch of salt
For the chickpea patties
- 1 cup finely chopped white onion
- 1 cup finely chopped carrot
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted by pouring over boiling water
- 1 fat clove garlic, finely minced
- 3 Tbsp Cape Herb & Spice Garam Masala
- 1 deseeded red or green chilli, finely chopped (leave the seeds in if you love it hot)
- 2 tins chickpeas, drained
- 4 Tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp plain flour (or gluten-free flour substitute of choice)
- vegetable oil for frying
- cup of dry breadcrumbs
- Make the herbed yoghurt drizzle by blitzing together the yoghurt and herbs with a stick blender. Cover and chill.
- Fry the onion and carrots in oil until soft. Add the garlic, garam masala and peas and fry for a further minute. Remove from heat and set aside. Blitz the drained chickpeas in your food processor until smooth.
- Transfer chickpeas to a large bowl; add cooked onion and carrot mixture, salt, chilli and coriander.
- Combine and taste. Adjust salt if need be, and add extra
- Once it’s to your liking, add the eggs and flour and mix to combine. Heat a non-stick pan on low heat with a generous glug of vegetable oil. Shape patties and dip in breadcrumbs. chilli and garam masala if preferred.
- Fry off gently over low heat until golden. If your heat it too high, the patties will burn on the outside before they are cooked through on the inside.
- Serve with the yoghurt drizzle and cucumber ribbons. The coolness of these elements is the perfect foil for the spice. Not a fan of yoghurt? Store-bought sweet chilli sauce also works incredibly well with these patties.
You can bake these patties in the oven. Simply line a baking tray with baking paper, place patties on tray, brush top and sides with a little melted butter and sprinkle over breadcrumbs. Bake in a 180 degree Celsius oven. Or you could air fry them.