Monday, April 20, 2009

Garbanzo bean and cooking banana cutlet

Know what you Eat: Chickpeas offer a good dose of folate, which protects your heart and helps prevent some birth defects and Alzheimer's. They come in three colors white, black and green.

Cooking Time: 20 mins
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves : 6

I saw this recipe in and i followed the steps exactly except for changing few ingredients and substituting bread crumbs for super healthy chia powder.


Garbanzo beans/Chick peas - 2 cans
Cooking Banana- 1 large (Boiled, peeled and mashed)
Red onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Green bell pepper - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Carrots - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Celery - 1/4 Cup (finely chopped)
Cilantro and mint paste - 2 teaspoons
Powdered Chia(magic seed) - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - To taste


1) Dry blend the garbanzo in a food processor without water into a crumbly mixture.
2) Add the mashed banana to the beans and mash together well.
3) Add all the vegetables (red onion, green pepper, carrots, celery) and mint and cilantrol paste and mix well.
4) Add the chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and salt combine.
5) Add the powdered chia to absorb the extra moisture.
6) Heat a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil on medium heat, and add the patties cook it on either side.
7) Enjoy this protein rich guilt free snack.


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