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.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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