Chick peas aka Garbanzo beans are a rich source of good fiber (the one that controls cholesterol). They are nutrient and protein rich and also good for diabetics due to their property of controlling sugar surges immediately after a meal. More nutritional information on garbanzo beans is found here.
Here is a mouth watering recipe for fritters using Garbanzo. Although this recipe involves deep frying in oil, it is still wholesome in terms of protein/ fiber content and nutritional values. Ideally one can use oil that has low or no transfats, and has a high smoke point for a healthy dish. I used canola oil here.
I am sure you will love this recipe and will like to make these time and again.
2 cups Chick peas (senagalu/garbanzo beans) soaked (or use if canned directly)
2 Green chillies chopped
8-10 curry leaves
Half a square inch grated ginger
1 big Onion chopped (optional)
Put it into preheated oil in a pan and deep fry until they turns golden brown. You can make few at a time. Take them out onto paper towels to soak out excess oil.
Makes about 20 pieces.
Serve hot with ketchup or coconut chutney (I will cover this recipe soon, Pls check back later).
You can add chopped podina (mint) leaves or Dill for desired taste.