Free Healthy Recipe - Chickpea Balls

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low GI, Wheat Free

When most drinks parties are handing out high fat dips made with cream cheese and sour cream - all which help to increase cholesterol levels - you can pass around cholesterol lowering chickpea balls. They're high in fibre, low in fat, and fill and sustain hunger better than most cocktail food.

2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup besan flour

Soak the chickpeas in water and baking powder for 12 hours.

Drain chicpeas and thoroughly rinse and place in a processor to puree. Add the onion, garlic, cumin, chilli, parsley, egg, flour and seasoning.
Shape the mixture into small balls.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
Heat a non stick pan with 1 tbs safflower oil and fry evenly in batches (approx 10 at a time).
Drain any excess oil but setting them down on absorbent kitchen paper. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in the oven to stay warm while you repeat the process and cook all the balls.

Serve with tzatziki dip and parsley sauce (see recipe list).

Note: Oleic safflower oil is specially developed stable oil suitable for cooking at high temperatures. It has a light taste and won't affect the flavour of the food. Available from health food stores.

Makes 30 servings (serve = 1 ball)

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 12 hours
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Ready in: 12 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:
Entree, Finger Food, Snack
See also:
Tzatziki Dip
Parsley Sauce
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 349 kj
Calories 83 kcal
Fat 4.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
Total Protein 3 g
Fibre 1.9 g

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