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Vegan Squash & Chickpea Patties

Elena
These Vegan Squash & Chickpea Patties are simple to make, using squash and chickpeas. They are gluten-free and can be baked instead of fried for a healthier option.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 cakes
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz/500g butternut squash
  • 16 oz/400g can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • A bunch of spring onions trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • A pinch of dried chili flakes
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce or tamari sauce if avoiding gluten
  • 2 handfuls of mixed seeds such as pumpkin seeds sunflower, chia, linseeds etc
  • Oil to fry optional, see notes below for an oil-free option *
  • 1/3 tsp of salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel and deseed the squash then cut into 2-3cm pieces. Put the squash pieces into a steamer basket, or in a pan and cover with water. Boil/steam the squash until tender, but not mushy. About 20 minutes.
  • Strain the squash, and mash it, leaving chunky bits is fine. leave to cool completely.
  • Once you have rinsed the chickpeas, mash them roughly as well. Add them to the squash and with the spring onions.
  • Using a pestle and mortar - add all the spices in it, and bash them until coarse. Alternatively, you can use pre-ground spices and you can skip this step.
  • The ground spices to the squash & chickpea mix and mix well. Add the tamari, the salt, and the pepper and mix well again.
  • If frying, shape the mixture into 6 large patties top with the mixed seeds, and fry on both sides until golden. If you want them oil-free, shape the mixture into 10-12 small patties and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes at 370F/185C.

Notes

 If you want them oil-free, shape the mixture into 10-12 small patties and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes at 370F/185C.
The cakes will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days! Ideally, reheat them in the oven or eat them cold!

Nutrition

Serving: 1small pattyCalories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSodium: 142mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 3.1g
Keyword chickpea, DAIRY FREE, EGG FREE, GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE, SOY FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, glutenfree, lunch, protein, vegan
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