5 Tasty and Easy to Make Chickpea Recipes

Want to learn how to turn plain chickpeas into a delicious Desi dish? Let DESIblitz entice you with five tasty chickpea recipes.

5 Tasty and Easy to Make Chickpea Recipes

From burgers to stews there’s a chickpea recipe to suit everyone!

Chickpea recipes, although undervalued, they are extremely versatile.

These little protein-packed legumes are perfect for keeping the heart happy. So why aren’t they one of the first things we reach for when we think about creating a tasty meal?

Although extremely popular in India and within the vegetarian community, the humble chickpea is often forgotten about in other cultures. Many associate chickpeas with health foods and fail to see them as a serious contender for tasty meal ingredients.

Chickpeas can be picked up for as little as 30p in the supermarket and their benefits are endless. They’re suitable for vegetarians, they’re cheap, and they count as one of your five a day.

Taking all of this into account, DESIblitz has narrowed down five of the tastiest chickpea recipes. Guaranteed to make you a chickpea convert!

Curried Vegetable Stew Chickpea Recipes

5 Tasty and Easy to Make Chickpea Recipes

This mouth-watering combination of soft chickpeas, tender vegetables, and aromatic spices is perfect for when you need to rid yourself of leftover veg.

This spicy stew recipe is best cooked in a slow cooker to allow the spices to intensify.

One serving of this delicious stew contains all five portions of your daily five a day. It’s also bursting with antioxidants and health benefits.

The beauty of this recipe is that there is no limit to which vegetables you use or how much you add to the dish. Also, you can throw in as many spices or as little as you like and it will still be delicious!

Why not cook up a larger portion and freeze some of it for meals throughout the week?

Find out how to whip up this slow cooker stew here.

Roasted Sweet and Salty Chickpea Recipes

5 Tasty and Easy to Make Chickpea Recipes

These small and crunchy roasted chickpeas are perfect as a healthy snack.

They’re a tasty addition to any lunchbox and are a strong rival for traditional crisps and snacks.

Not only that but, they’re seriously easy to make! Prep time takes 5 minutes and then they can be left alone to oven bake for 60 minutes.

All you are required to do is make the coating mixture for the chickpeas. This consists of garlic, onion powder, and chilli powder. But, it’s also tasty with some paprika or black pepper.

Want to try this crunchy snack for yourself? Click here to find out how!

Sweet Potato and Aloo Gobi Chickpea Recipes

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For a healthy twist on this Indian classic, why not try adding chickpeas to your Aloo Gobi?

This simple yet classic recipe involves cauliflower, onions, and sweet potato. Combined with the heat of cumin, red chilli flakes, and curry powder for a spicy kick.

Cooking time can take up to an hour and the dish may need to be turned occasionally. But, the outcome is a spicy, tender delight.

You could even combine it with a serving of Matar Paneer!

Click here to make this Aloo Gobi for yourself!

Spiced Potato Fry Up and Chickpea Recipes

5 Tasty and Easy to Make Chickpea Recipes

Want something filling, but don’t want the hassle of using lots of utensils? Why not try this spicy one-pot chickpea dish?

Only taking 30 minutes to prepare and cook, this recipe is perfect after a long day of work.

Infused with spices such as cumin, turmeric, and chilli powder. This recipe can be made as spicy or as mild as you like it!

With all the anti-oxidants of spinach, spices and chickpeas, this dish will fill you up without the added calories.

But, if it is a more filling meal you’re searching for, why not serve with chapattis and a yoghurt or mango dip?

Find out how to make this simple spicy delight here.

Chickpea Patties with Curry Mayonnaise

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With the weather heating up and BBQ season around the corner, why not give these chickpea patties a try?

Perfect for a light snack or served with chips, salad, or rice.

These patties, inspired by the Food Network’s recipe are the perfect balance of sweet and spice. Want to find out how to make them yourself? Find out below:

Patty Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled and cubed)
  • ½ cup roasted cashews
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2/3 cup of dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro or parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Curry Mayonnaise Ingredients:

  • ½ light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp curry paste/powder

Method:

  1. In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the sweet potato until tender. Drain and cool.
  2. Using a food processor, grind the cashews, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Add sweet potato and egg. Puree until smooth.
  4. Add chickpeas, half the bread crumbs, and the cilantro. Pulse to combine (Chickpeas should remain chunky).
  5. With wet hands shape the mixture into 6, 1 inch thick patties.
  6. Pat both sides with remaining breadcrumbs to coat.
  7. Place on greased baking tray and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  8. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry patties for 10-12 minutes, turning once, until cooked thoroughly and light brown on the outside.
  9. In a bowl stir mayonnaise, lemon juice and curry powder to create the mayonnaise.
  10. Serve patties on pitta bread or rolls topped with the curry mayonnaise, tomato, and lettuce.

Healthy, budget-friendly, and filling, there’s no reason not to give these charming chickpea recipes a go!

From burgers to stews there’s a chickpea recipe to suit everyone!

Laura is a Creative and Professional Writing and Media graduate. A huge food enthusiast who is often found with her nose stuck in a book. She enjoys video games, cinema and writing. Her life motto: “Be a voice, not an echo.”

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