Tested till perfect Chickpea Patties in Pitas with Coriander Yogurt
Chickpea Patties in Pitas with Coriander Yogurt
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Chickpea Patties in Pitas with Coriander Yogurt

Legumes such as chickpeas are an essential part of vegetarian dishes. They are versatile, high in fibre and protein and have no cholesterol and little fat. They also provide a nutty taste to these patties.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2004

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  • Portion size 6


  • 2 cans 2cans(19 oz/540 mL each) chickpeachickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspCajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfresh bread crumbs
  • 3 3green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 3 large 3largewhole wheat pita breadwhole wheat pita breads
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsshredded carrotcarrots
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsthinly sliced cucumbercucumbers

Coriander Yogurt:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupplain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped coriander or mint
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Coriander Yogurt: In small bowl, mix yogurt with coriander; set aside.

In food processor, pulse together chickpeas, eggs, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper until smooth; transfer to bowl. Add bread crumbs, green onions, garlic and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the Coriander Yogurt; stir to combine. Using wet hands, shape into six 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate patties and yogurt for up to 24 hours.)

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry patties, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes.

Cut each pita in half; stuff each pocket with patty. Spread Coriander Yogurt on patties; top with carrots and cucumber.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 391 pro 15g total fat 12g sat. fat 2g
carb 59g fibre 10g chol 64mg sodium 904mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 27 vit A 89 vit C 17
folate 57
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