Chickpea Fritters – Eat Healthy for Less
Time: 30 mins
£1.25 per serving
These chickpea fritters with yogurt, green chilli and cucumber salad is a delicious low-calorie option for dinner. Lightly spiced fritters served alongside a zesty cucumber salad for £1.25 per serving. Let us know if you have a go at this dish and tag us in a picture on Facebook and Instagram.
Source: Adapted from Olive Magazine
Nutritional Information: Calories 427kcals; Carbohydrates 35.7g; Total Fat 20.1g; Saturated Fat 5.3g; Protein 21.2g; Sugar 6.1g; Salt 1g.
- 400g tin chickpeas, drained & rinsed
- 150g gram flour (chickpea flour)
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp mild curry powder
- 2 large eggs
- 175ml coconut water
- 3 spring onions, finely sliced
- A thumb-sized piece of ginger
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp caster sugar
- 2 tbsp + 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
- 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 200g Greek yogurt
- A handful of mint leaves
- 1-2 green chillies, sliced
Roughly mash the chickpeas in a bowl, using a fork.
Tip the flour, spices and ½ tsp salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then crack in the eggs and whisk together, gradually incorporating more of the flour. Pour in ¼ of the coconut water while whisking, making sure the batter is lump-free, then whisk in the remaining coconut water in 3 batches. Keep whisking until the batter is perfectly smooth. Stir in the chickpeas and spring onions and pour into a jug.
Finely grate the ginger and squeeze all the juice from the pulp into a bowl, discarding the pulp. Whisk in the lime juice, vinegar, sugar 2 tsp oil and nigella seeds. Stir through the cucumber.
Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add some spoonfuls of the batter and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, flipping after bubbles appear on the surface. When golden and cooked through, keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest in batches. Add more oil when you need to.
To serve, pile up the fritters on plates with the cucumber salad, a spoonful of yogurt, mint and slices of chilli.