Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Cheesy Chickpeas and Zucchini Bites

Chickpeas and Zucchini patties with Cheese, dried herbs, salt and pepper are so easy to make and tastes delicious. Crispy on the outside, super soft from inside and they melt in your mouth. These are shallow fried and they are so light, delicious and bursting with fresh flavors.
Best served with ketchup as a snack or stuff it in burger / pita bread. 



  • 1 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Zucchini
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed dried herbs (thyme, oregano, rosemary)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 5 mint leaves julienned
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper as required
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

For Coating

  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian dried herbs
  • 1 Teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper as required


1. In a food processor add cooked chickpeas and process it until the mixture is creamy and smooth. No need to add water
2. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas, grated Zucchini, cheese, cilantro leaves, mint leaves, red chilli flakes, dried herbs. Using a spoon gently mix everything


3. Make patties out of this mixture ( about 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of the mixture to make a single patty)
4. In a large plate mix everything listed under 'For Coating'
5. Roll the chickpeas patties in the seasoned breadcrumbs mixture and press gently so that the bread crumbs will stick to the patties

6. Heat oil in a non stick pan/ skillet. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat settings to medium
7. Now place the cutlets in the pan and shallow fry until they are crispy and golden. Flip sides and fry on the other side of the cutlet. You can fry the cutlets in batches of 2
8. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel
9. Serve with your favourite dip / stuff it inside pita bread / use it as a burger

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