Garlic Chives Blossoms Snacks

Okay. So you’ve caught me playing with food in the kitchen again. So, what’s new?

Garlic chives have taken over my yard. I originally planted them (big mistake!) as a border around a couple of planting areas. They were kept under control by cutting them back to the ground every year when they bloomed. Then there were the years here and there I didn’t get around to it and they multiplied exponentially to the point of now being out of control.

garlic chives blossoms

I made a batter using chickpea flour with a little water. To that I added cumin seeds, coriander seeds, ajwain seeds, fennel seeds and a few kalonji seeds all of which had been coarsely ground with a mortar and pestle. I also added turmeric, red chili powder and salt to the batter.

The garlic chives flowerheads were dipped into the batter and cooked in an aebelskiver pan with a couple drops of oil.

garlic chives blossoms

garlic chives blossoms

I was hoping they would cook thoroughly from one side giving the snacks a convenient handle. That would have worked had there been a lid to fit the pan and/or if I had been more patient. I ended up using scissors to snip the stems at batter level so they could be flipped.

garlic chives blossoms

Of course the blossoms could have been snipped off the stems to begin with.

garlic chives blossoms


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