Monday, December 14, 2009

Chickpeas & Bread Balls

Weekend i soaked as usual few packets of dry legumes and freezed them for using them later, i pressure cooked some chickpeas and prepared this deep fried balls with some left over bread slices which i soaked them for few minutes in water, finally which i combined together with those pressure cooked and mashed chickpeas puree spiced with parsley leaves, green onions, garlic, cumin powder and pepper powder, yea its ressembles quite like falafel, the famous chickpeas fritters but as i used bread in this deep fried balls i dont want to confuse the traditional dish by giving them the name as falafel..We enjoyed having this deep fried crispy balls for our snacks with some ketchup, as they are mild in spice even the small ones at home love this and a prefect evening snacks for everyone..



2cups Chickpeas (pressure cooked)
4no Bread slices
1no Onion (chopped)
2tbsp Green onions (chopped)
2tbsp Parsley leaves
4nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Pepper powder
2tbsp All purpose flour
Salt
Oil

Grind the pressure cooked chickpeas,green onions, parsley leaves, garlic cloves and cumin seeds as fine paste..meanwhile soak the bread slices in water, squeeze out the excess of water and keep the soaked bread aside...Add the grounded chickpeas paste with soaked bread, add the pepper powder, salt and all purpose flour and turn everything as stiff dough(the paste shouldnt stick in ur palms while making them balls, dont hesitate to add the flour)..make small balls from the dough and keep aside..

Heat enough oil, drop gently the balls and deep fry them until golden brown..serve hot with ketchup!!

38 comments:

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

Chickpeas and Bread balls seem better for my coffee.

Tea or coffee ?... mm still a confusion, with which they will taste better?

Anyway the answer will be found after they are made and tasted.

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

That really is a tasty combo, they have turned out so crispy..nice recipe.

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Crunchy and yummy balls.Perfect evening snack:)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice idea to use chickpeas this way,sounds really interesting priya..looks very delicious too,perfect snack during tea time

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

These look yum. Nice combination of bread and chickpeas. I made bread "meatballs" last week but this is even more interesting... I love bread based fried food as well as falafel so have to make them...

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Those balls look very crispy indeed. Nice combo of chickpea and bread.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Very tasty combo and perfect for the evening snacks P!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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priya said... Reply To This Comment

Bread and chick pea ....yummy combination, dear!!...looks so crispy too!

Aps said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome way to eat legmes like this :).... crunchy muchy snack :) they hav turned out gr8

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,perfect wintery evening snack.Great as always Priya
Loved to know you are doing AWED this month.Will lookout for some Portuguese recipes.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds really interesting,wish to try like cutlets!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Well make parpuu vadai using chickpeas,,thi looks crispy and ur kids would have finished them in mins:)

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Crunchy and yummy balls...Perfect tea time snack........

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...they look so crispy and appetizing Priya...I am definitely gonna give this a try :)

Susan from Food Blogga said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya! I just saw your comment on my Eat Christmas Cookies post. I haven't received an entry from you. Would you please re-send it? Thank you! Susan

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea. looks wonderful...

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Looks crunchy and yumm...

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

That is a great combo and I love it, Priya!

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful crispy snack.. nice variation and tasty recipe.

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Great snack Priya, they look really tempting. perfect for these cold evenings.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

TO me it doesn't matter if it is not authentic falafel as these balls look super crunch delicous.

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

perfect for a quick snack..i like the idea of freezing some soaked beans..

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Reminds me a little of falafel, looks delicious !

Pam said... Reply To This Comment

Yum. I just had something similar to this for the first time last weekend. They look terrific!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks crispy and delicious.

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Woww!! What a lovely snack...must have tasted crunchy and crispy. Yummmmmmmmmmmmy

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

This is my first time stumbling across your blog, and I am sure glad I did! You have a wonderful blog with great recipe and clicks!

Chickpeas and bread is a unique combination! I can't wait to taste these falafels :)

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

these look very tasty..a perfect snack..good idea of soaking and then storing the legumes.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

wow, nice snack Priya! looks so crunchy and yummy :)

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like falafel plus bread. makes a healthy snack!

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

wow.................lovely combo dear.....perfect.

RV said... Reply To This Comment

Looks appetizing Priya. It is a great idea to soak and cook the legumes over weekend. Thanks for the tip...

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for tea..Looks crispy and crunchy..love to have it rite now priya..its coffee time here..:)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

They are perfectly crisp and beautiful!

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for a starter...

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious...i can imagine the taste.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy snack, looks delicious.