Beetroot and chickpea fritters

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Beetroot is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It contains high levels of vitamin C, iron, and folate, which are essential for a healthy immune system and red blood cell production.
  2. Chickpeas are an excellent source of plant-based protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. They also contain essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron.
  3. The combination of beetroot and chickpeas in these fritters provides a good balance of macronutrients, making them a filling and nutritious meal option.
  4. Both beetroot and chickpeas have been linked to improved heart health due to their high fiber content and ability to lower cholesterol levels.
  5. Beetroot is known for its natural detoxifying properties and can support liver function and overall detoxification processes in the body.
  6. Chickpeas are a great food for weight management as they are low in calories and high in fiber, which helps promote satiety and prevent overeating.
  7. Beetroot and chickpeas are also beneficial for digestive health due to their fiber content, which supports a healthy gut microbiome.


  1. 1 beetroot, grated
  2. 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  3. 1 small onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  6. 1/4 cup flour (you can use gluten-free flour if desired)
  7. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Olive oil for frying

Processing Steps:

  1. Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the grated beetroot, cooked chickpeas, onion, garlic, cilantro, flour, cumin powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  2. Step 2: Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Take a spoonful of the beetroot and chickpea mixture and shape it into a small patty. Place the patty in the hot oil and repeat with the remaining mixture.
  3. Step 3: Cook the fritters for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Once cooked, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  4. Step 4: Serve the beetroot and chickpea fritters warm with your choice of dipping sauce or as a topping for salads or sandwiches.

Tips and Recommendations:

  • For added flavor, you can add spices like turmeric, coriander, or chili powder to the mixture.
  • To make the fritters gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour or substitute with almond flour or chickpea flour.
  • If the mixture is too wet, you can add more flour to bind it together.
  • To make the fritters oil-free, you can bake them in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice or a dollop of Greek yogurt on top of the fritters for a tangy kick.

Shopping List:

  1. 1 beetroot
  2. 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  3. 1 small onion
  4. 2 cloves of garlic
  5. 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  6. 1/4 cup flour
  7. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  9. Salt and pepper
  10. Olive oil
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