What a nutritious combination?
Chickpeas is a legume of the family Fabaceae, are high in protein than any other legumes. Normally we cook chickpeas in curry or sundal. Its a must have prasatham when you visit temples.
Sweet Potatoes which normally have orange color flesh is a source of beta carotene and known to increase Vitamin A in blood stream. It is also rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre.
Moringa Oleifera a.k.a drumstick tree not only serve as high nutritious food but also with various medicinal values. The edible part of the tree mainly leaves, flower and fruit. Here in this recipe I used the leaves. The leaves are source of multivitamins.
I have combined this 3 important highly nutritious source of food into one simple patties...
1 cup chickpeas soaked and cooked and drained
1 cup Moringa oleifera (murungai) leaves
2 sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 onion chopped
1 inch ginger chopped finely
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
Oil for fry
corn flour (optional)
Combine cooked chickpeas, cooked sweet potatoes, murungai leaves, chopped onions, chopped ginger and all the spices. Combine together in a bowl. Add 1 to 2 tbsp of flour if the dough is too watery. But normally if the excess water is drained completely from the chickpeas and potatoes, the dough will be just nice to form patties. Don't forget to add salt. Otherwise the patties will be tasteless. Form patties and roll in breadcrumbs. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a shallow pan. 2 to 3 tbsp of oil is just enough. With slow fire cook the patties each side about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from fire. Serve with any condiments...
Healthy and nutritious snack for your entire family....