{sorry, no pretty picture today – you’ll just have to take my word for it!}


These delectable little things are a variation on a childhood favourite. Essentially, they are vegetarian patties made from pulses mixed with peanut paste, tomato and onion, formed into small parcels and shallow-fried, and my brother and I used to gobble them down with gusto. Now, I’ve added in a little cumin for depth and warmth, which has only served to make them even more more-ish.

You can cook up your own chick peas, but using tinned ones makes these a cinch.


chick pea bites

1 x 400g tin chick peas, drained and mashed.
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tspn dried parsley
1 tblspn tomato paste
1 tblspn peanut butter
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn cumin
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg.

Mix all ingredients together, and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to firm up a little. Form into walnut sized balls and flatten slightly, before shallow-frying. Eat warm or cold.