Chickpea balls with homemade yogurt sauce
Homemade deliciousness in a full-flavor recipe by Dimitris Skarmoutsos.
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Chickpea balls with homemade yogurt sauce

INGREDIENTS For the chickpea balls

400 gr boiled chickpeas 4 garlic cloves 1 onion 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp powdered coriander 2 tbsp flour Salt Fresh pepper Horio Koroneiki variety olive oil for frying

INGREDIENTS For the yogurt sauce

200 gr yogurt ½ lemon, its juice 1,5 tbsp Horio Koroneiki variety olive oil 1 tbsp cold water 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint Salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. For the chickpea balls: Put chickpeas in a bowl filled with water and salt for 6 hours.
  2. Boil chickpeas for 40-60 minutes until soft. Drain and leave on a towel for 1 hour.
  3. Sauté onion and garlic.
  4. Put boiled chickpeas, sautéed onion and garlic, cumin and coriander in a blender and mix. Fluff with a fork and mix again until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl put parsley, flour and chickpea mixture. Season with salt and pepper and mix with your hands. Roll mixture into balls.
  6. Fry chickpea balls in hot Horio Koroneiki variety olive oil until golden from each side.
  7. For the yogurt sauce: Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix until creamy and soft.