Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Turmeric Chickpea Cakes

Image source: YMCA of Greater Seattle 


  • 2 teaspoons Avocado Oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 14-ounce can Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas  (drained and rinsed)
  • ¼ cup Parsley (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons chickpea Flour (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric


Heat avocado oil over medium heat and sautè onions until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and cook for one (1) more minute.

Add garbanzo beans/chickpeas and the onion mixture to a food processor (or high powered blender) and pulse until it you have a crumbly paste.

Add parsley, 4 tablespoons chickpea flour, salt, black pepper, garam masala, and turmeric. Pulse until combined.

Place remaining 2 tablespoons chickpea flour in a small bowl.

Scoop 1 ½ tablespoons of the chickpea mixture into your hands and roll into a ball. Gently press in the flour to make a patty.

Heat a bit more avocado oil over medium heat and cook patties for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Yields: 4 servings






YMCA. (2021, June 18). Recipe: Turmeric chickpea cakes. YMCA of Greater Seattle Blog.

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