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Chickpea Patties-Quick and Easy Recipe

Updated on September 26, 2012
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Chick pea patties is probably the easiest, most budget friendly and quickest dinner or lunch recipe I have made for my family. The most "expensive" ingredient in this recipe are chick peas, also called garbanzo beans, they usually cost around 40-50 cents a can. Chick pea patties is a wonderful way to sneak beans into your family's diet. My kids don't like beans, the only beans they would eat are lentils, but even until this day, they think that the chick pea patties I make, are made of chicken, this is how good they taste. Even if you don't like beans, you will probably like this recipe. In addition, garbanzo beans are high in nutrients and fiber, so this is a very healthy recipe to add to your diet.

Chick pea patties
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1 can of garbanzo/chick peas

1/2 tsp of ground coriander seeds

1/4 tsp ground cumin

5 springs of parsley

1 egg

dash of salt and pepper

4-5 Tbsp of whole wheat flour

Oil for frying


1. Open one can of chick peas and drain off the liquid

2. Finely chop parsley

3. Place chick peas, coriander, cumin, egg, salt and pepper into a food processer, process until smooth.

4. Take chick pea mixture our of the food processor and add parsley, mix well. Form round or oval patties about half each thick.

5. Roll patties in the flour.

6. Fry on Medium Low heat on grape seed oil. Fry both sides until patties are golden and crisp. These veggie patties can also be baked if you do not want to fry them.

Chick pea patties can be served with any kind of salad and vegetables, it goes particularly well with green leafy salad and baked or steamed broccoli. For a complete protein meal, add nuts to your salad and/or serve patties with whole grain side, such as brown rice, millet, quinoa or buckwheat.


The spices can be substituted by any other spices you like, I felt like coriander and cumin seeds were the most suitable for this recipe, sometimes I also add ground chilly pepper to this recipe, just a little bit. On occasion I also add Mrs. Dash non-salt seasoning to this recipe

If you do not have parsley on hand, other herbs will work too, you can use chives, cilantro, basil or dill, or a couple of these together. Experiment with the ingredients and see what tastes best to you.

Some facts about garbanzo beans:

Nutrients in 1 cup (164 g) of garbanzo beans (chick peas)

manganese-84.5% of Daily Value









Also contains a small amounts of vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene. Other phytonutrients include: quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, phenolic acid, ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and vanillic acid. In other words, little garbanzo beans are nutritional power houses.

Garbanzo beans' health benefits include: promoting healthy digestive system, lowering bad cholesterol, supports a healthy heart, better blood sugar regulation, increasing satiety and by doing this decreasing caloric intake and more.

Source for nutritional facts:


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    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Oregon

      Vacation Trip, thank you very much for your feedback :)

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      5 years ago from India

      This looks good and sounds nice, will surely try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      xstatic, thank you, these recipe is a wonderful source of vegetarian protein, I hope she will like it. Thanks for your feedback!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sounds like a good recipe to try and to pass on to my somewhat newly vegetarian daughter. I worry that she might not get enough protein.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you healthylife2 for your feedback, I hope your family will enjoy this dish!

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      Healthy Life 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for the healthy recipe that also looks delicious. I will try this one out on the whole family. I try to eat garbanzo beans daily and knew they had useful nutrients but didn't remember which ones but after reading the list will keep them in the routine. Voted up!

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Hendrika for your feedback! it is definitely a very budget friendly dish!

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      6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks for this recipe. I am looking for cheap main meal protein dishes and I think these lentil patties are perfect.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you for the idea, it's is true that corn can be used for a side, great idea! Thank you for feedback and sharing!

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      C E Clark 

      6 years ago from North Texas

      These patties sound pretty good. I've saved the recipe and intend to try it. I try to skip meat much of the time. You can serve them with whole kernel canned corn, creamed corn, or corn on the cob and that too, will complete the proteins in the beans. Corn tortillas would do it too. Fill them with veggies.

      Glad I found this hub. This recipe is nutritious, quick, and easy. Voted you up and useful! Sharing also.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Olde Cashmere! I really appreciate your feedback! :)

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      This is great MargaritaEden, very well done. I love how nutritious and creative this dish is, being easy to make is such a bonus. Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome :)

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Lohrainne I am so glad you like my recipe!

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      Lohrainne Janell 

      6 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      These sound really great, especially for vegetarians like me. I will have to give them a try. Thanks!! Voted up and useful.

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you vespawoolf!

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      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      These sound delicious. Sometimes I make falafel but they don't always stick together the way they should. I like that this is economical, too. Thank you!

    • MargaritaEden profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Pavlo! :)

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Sounds tasty. Should try it one day.


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