Indian Chickpea Kofta Recipe

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Chickpea Kofta Ingredients

Indian Chickpea Kofta

  • 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1 medium baking potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or minced parsley
  • Method

  • Process chickpeas in food processor until texture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Transfer 2/3 of mixture to a mixing bowl along with mashed potato. Set aside. Add to the remaining chickpeas the following and process until smooth: all of the dried herbs, baking powder.
  • Add this paste to the mixing bowl along with the yogurt and cilantro. Mix well.
  • Drop spoonfuls of mixture on sheet like cookies. Makes 15-20.
  • Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes. Flip them about half way through, flattening with the spatula before flipping. Let them cool a bit and remove carefully.
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