Vegetarian Cuisine: chickpea curry pastries

Hello my beautiful friends,

At the beginning of 2016 I set the goal to further explore Vegetarian Cuisine and to ensure that (at least) one day per week I would only eat vegetarian food – No meat or fish!

Since then, I have been trying different recipes and playing with spices (not being always successful I must say…)! However to be honest it was easier than I expected to give up on meat and fish. Nowadays I only have red meat once per week when I am in The Netherlands.

According to the U.S News & World Report, a healthy vegetarian diet promote a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases including heart diseases, cancer and stroke.

You’ll find below my latest vegetarian experiment (easy, tasty and good to have as a meal or a snack). Let me know if you like it and share your experiences on social media with #belivingbeautiful 🙂

For the recipe you’ll need:

  • 250g boiled chickpeas
  • 6 tb spoons of ground oats
  • 2 tb spoons of linseeds
  • ½ coffee spoon of saffron of the Indies
  • 1/2 coffee spoon of curry
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 1 chopped small onion
  • 1 grated carrot
  • ½ bunch of parsley
  • ½ bunch of coriander
  • Salt to taste

Note: This recipe makes around 15 pastries depending on the size.

Instructions:

  1. Bring to boil the chickpeas.
  2. Mix the chickpeas, linseeds, saffron of the Indies, curry, a pinch of salt and water in a bowl. Use a liquid processor or a hand blender to mince the mixture until you’ll have a thick dough.
  3. Chop the onion, parsley and coriander. Add the grated carrot. Add this dough to the previous dough and mix it well – add an egg to the final dough.
  4. Shape the dough (use a table spoon for extra help) and let it bake at 180C for 20 minutes on an oven tray covered with parchment paper.
  5. Serve and garnish with a salad or take it as a healthy snack on the go.

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