Chickpea Fritters With Couscous
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Chickpea Fritters With Couscous
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:14:17 AM. Recipe ID 43109. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chickpea fritters with couscous
 Categories: None
      Yield: 1 Servings
 
      7 oz Couscous
    1/2 sm Cucumber
      2    Plum tomatoes; (peeled,
           -seeded, diced)
      1 sm Bunch flat leaf parsley
      1    Lime
      6    Green onions; trimmed
      1 cn (14oz) chickpeas drained
           -rinsed
    1/2 ts Cumin
    1/2 ts Coriander or cilantro
      1    Red chilli; seeded finely
           -chopped
      1    Handful fresh
           -coriander/cilantro leaves
      1    Garlic clove
           Plain flour for dusting
     10    Fresh mint leaves
      5 oz FF yoghurt
           Salt & freshly ground pepper
           Paprika
 
  This is a recipe which was used on TV (Can't cook, won't cook)I have
  adapted it to remove fat.
  
  Put 4oz/120ml water in a small pan add 1/2 tsp salt.Bring to boil
  remove from heat stir in couscous leave for 5mins.
  
  Grate cucumber and squeeze liquid out.Spread onto a plate sprinkle
  with small amount of salt and set aside.Finely chop parsley.
  
  Stir tomatoes, parsley into couscous.Halve lime and squeeze in the
  juice.Finely chop half of the spring onions stir into couscous.Season
  to taste.
  
  Roughly chop the remaining spring onions, place in food processor with
  chickpeas.
  
  Add cumin, coriander/cilantro, chilli and coriander/cilantro
  leaves.Chop garlic clove and add and whiz briefly in the food
  processor until just combined.Season to taste.Place cucumber in a
  bowl and stir in yoghurt chop mint add with plenty of seasoning.Mix
  well.(in the programme I'm sur they used paprika instead of the mint)
  
  Heat frying pan and spray with lite oil spray.Shape chickpea mixture
  into 6 oval patties and dust lightly with flour.Add to the pan and
  cook for a few minutes until heated through and beginning to
  brown(watch not to burn them)turning once.Place on kitchen paper to
  dry if needed.
  
  Divide couscous between n2 plates spoon over the yoghurt dressing and
  add 3 chickpea fritters to each plate.Dust with paprika to serve.Add
  lemon wedges if desired. 




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Recipe ID 43109 (Apr 03, 2005)

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