Spicy zucchini pancakes with chickpeas, spinach, chili, curry and ginger

4 persons | 60 minutes

The legumes and chickpea flour make them a little heartier. Ginger, chilli and curry give the taste an original and spicy kick. The zucchini pancakes taste best as a side dish with a fresh salad and the lime yoghurt sauce.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 4 votes )
Spicy zucchini pancakes with chickpeas
Spicy zucchini pancakes with chickpeas

4 persons | 60 minutes

The legumes and chickpea flour make them a little heartier. Ginger, chilli and curry give the taste an original and spicy kick. The zucchini pancakes taste best as a side dish with a fresh salad and the lime yoghurt sauce.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 4 votes )

Ingredients

  • 600g courgettes
  • 200g chickpeas, canned or cooked
  • 1 slice ginger
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 50g spinach leaves
  • 100g chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp curry
  • salt, to taste
  • 1- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lime
  • 3-5 tbsp plain yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Peel the courgettes and grate them into a sieve.
  2. Approx. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze gently to remove excess liquid.
  4. Put the chickpeas in a bowl and mash lightly with a fork.
  5. Grate the ginger on a fine grater; one teaspoon is enough.
  6. Chop the chilli and spinach leaves.
  7. Add the courgettes to the bowl with the mashed chickpeas.
  8. Mix in the chili, ginger, spinach, chickpea flour, curry powder and salt and mix well.
  9. Mix the courgettes with a Cover with a lid or cling film.
  10. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Then shape into approx. 8-10 balls and then flatten them to form small puffs.
  12. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan on a medium-high heat.
  13. Fry the zucchini pancakes in it for about 3-4 minutes on both sides until golden.
  14. Wash the lime and grate the zest on a fine grater.
  15. Then mix the lime zest with the yoghurt.
  16. Serve the courgette pancakes with the yoghurt sauce.

If you like, you can leave some of the chickpeas whole. So put about ¼ of the chickpeas aside first and do not crush them and only add them later when mixing the dough. You can use cilantro or other herbs instead of spinach.

Utensils

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • grater
  • sieve
  • bowl
  • fork
  • cling film
  • frying pan
  • turner