Sprouted Green Chickpea Nuggets & Salad With Sprouted Peanuts

It is easier to explain what they are not than what they are. They are not vada/vadai nor are they falafel, but they are somewhere in the vicinity.

A couple days ago I started some green chickpeas sprouting with the intention of using them to make falafel.

green chickpeas

green chickpeas

sprouted green chickpeas

 

I ground the sprouted chickpeas adding a little lemon juice, water and white balsamic vinegar as needed to facilitate blending.

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

To the ground chickpeas I added cumin, onion, garlic, kosher salt and a homemade chutney consisting of cilantro, green chilis, coconut, white balsamic vinegar and fried mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida (as best I remember).

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

I was about to add semolina to the batter when I thought, why not add some instant Upma mix whose main ingredient is semolina?

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

Just before cooking these little nuggets I whisked in some baking soda.

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

Both vada and falafel are traditionally deep fried. I chose to bake these in greased mini muffin tins. I also spritzed the top of the batter with olive oil.

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

When an inserted toothpick came out clean I flipped them over and placed them back in the oven to crisp all the way around.

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

sprouted green chickpea nuggets

 

I started some peanuts sprouting about the same time as the green chickpeas. They were included in today’s salad. A spray of white wine vinegar is a good way to keep salad ingredients fresh.

sprouted peanuts

salad

salad

salad

salad

 

The sprouted green chickpea nuggets turned out great, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Faye and I agreed that sprouted peanuts are good in a salad but preferably not so many next time.

salad



 


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