Tofu and Chickpea Patty Recipe (Cutlets)

Tofu and Chickpea patty is a healthy snack or appetizer option which is made using mashed tofu and chickpeas and flavored with coriander, green chilies and a few masalas. The good part of this recipe is that you can modify it to suit your liking and reduce or increase the amount of spices according to your taste. You can make the mixture to make these patties before hand and fry whenever you are ready to serve them. Serve Tofu and Chickpea Patty Recipe (Cutlets) with green chutney and date tamarind chutney.  Tofu, Whole Wheat Bread crumbs, Onion, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Green Chillies, Ginger, Cumin powder (Jeera), Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas), Chaat Masala Powder, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil   200 grams Tofu , grated 1 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs , (optional) 1 Onion , finely chopped Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 2 inch Ginger , grated 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1 cup Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas) , cooked until soft 2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder Salt , to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for shallow frying     20   45     To begin making the Chickpea & Tofu Patties Recipe, we first have to cook the chickpeas until soft. Note, that the chickpeas have to be soaked in water for atleast 6 hours before you can cook them. Click to see the video recipe of how to cook chickpeas in a pressure cooker. Once the chicpeas are cooked, drain any water from the cooked peas and use them in your soups, vegetable stock or any other recipe that would need water. To make the patties we need to use the cooked chickpeas that has all the water drained out.Add the chickpeas to a large mixing bowl, mash it with a potato masher or a fork. Once coarsely mashed, in the remaining ingredients and stir well to combined. You your fingers to mix the patty. Divide the chickpea patty mixture into 10 to 12 equal portions and shape them into oval or round balls. Flaten them slightly in the palm of your hand. Oiling your fingers makes it easier to shape the patties.Our next step is to cook the patties; preheat a skillet and place the patties on the preheated skillet. Drizzle olive oil over each of the patties and cook them on low to medium heat. Flip them over a couple of times, so they get roasted to get golden brown color on all sides. Serve the Chickpea and Tofu Patties along with coriander chutney as an appetizer for your parties or even pack them into a kids lunch box or make burgers out of these patties.