Jan 25, 2017

Breaded chickpeas (GF)


The winter days in Estonia are a tiny bit longer now. I enjoy it so much! There is a big difference for me if the sun sets on 4 pm or if it sets on 5 pm. One hour more daylight! So when I finished cooking and photographing today, I still had a chance to take a long walk and enjoy the crisp air and pink sky.


Today's recipe was actually created some time ago. I wanted to make ourselves a dinner using chickpeas. But that night the good old chickpeas felt a little boring to me. I was craving something heartier. Then I thought about breading them. It would be ridiculous to do it one by one, so I breaded them all at once. It worked beautifully and it was super easy! So this recipe is perfect if you want to spruce up your chickpeas give them a hearty coating. They are delicious:

with rice
in a tomato sauce
in a wrap
in a burger
on salads
as a snack

They are so easy to make and very affordable, too! You can use oat flour or whole-wheat flour for the breading mix. Both work just fine. You can also add nutritional yeast, but if you don't have it, no problem. They will still be delicious. Happy cooking!


Preparation time: 10 - 15 minutes

Serves: one large pan of chickpeas, 4 - 6 people

Wet mixture:
  • 2 heaping Tbsp oat flour (or whole-wheat flour)
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove

Dry mixture:
  • 2 Tbsp oat flour (or whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • (couple of Tbsp nutritional yeast)

+ 14 oz / 400 g canned chickpeas
+ 2 - 3 Tbsp oil

Directions:

Mix oat flour with water and salt. Add crushed garlic and mix more. In another bowl, mix oat flour with curry powder, salt and if you want, nutritional yeast. Now drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add them into the wet mixture and stir well. Add dry mixture into the same bowl. Mix everything together. Heat up a pan and add oil. Add the chickpeas and start cooking them. Use a fork or a spatula to separate them and stir them. Let them cook for a few minutes, stirring from time to time, until they are cooked. There shouldn't be any doughy places. Enjoy!

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