Chickpea Pancakes With Peas And Tomatoes

Chickpea Pancakes With Peas And Tomatoes

PANCAKES – in themselves they are not much – but they can easily be made an exciting treat with delicious toppings. These spicy chickpea pancakes made the ultimate pancake brunch.


400g can chickpeas
50g self-raising flour
1 red onion, finely chopped (I used two because the onions I had seemed very small)
20g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (you may have spotted that I used a red chilli)
½ tsp ground cumin
½ x 28g pack fresh coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
100g frozen peas
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp natural Greek yoghurt


Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserving the liquid from the tin. Put half of the chickpeas in a high-speed blender (or food processor) with 100ml of the reserved chickpea liquid. Whizz until you have a smooth paste.

Stir in the flour, half the onion, half the ginger, the chilli, cumin, coriander stalks and the remaining whole chickpeas, and then season. 

Heat ½ tbsp oil in a large frying pan.

Divide the mixture into four and spoon each portion into the pan, using the back of the spoon to flatten into pancakes, roughly 10cm in diameter (I had to cook two at a time).

Fry over a medium-high heat for five minutes on each side, then keep warm.

Wipe out the pan, then return to the heat with another ½ tbsp oil. Add the remaining onion and ginger with the peas and fry for three minutes, stirring, until the onions have softened and the peas have defrosted and cooked through. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the coriander leaves, tomatoes and garam masala.

Serve the peas and tomatoes over the pancakes, topped with a dollop of yogurt alternative. Sprinkle a pinch of garam masala over the top.


These pancakes and the pea and tomato topping were great, but I personally would have been happy to cook my tomatoes off a little. They did taste lovely, but I would have preferred them to have been cooked rather than just stirred into the other vegetables off the heat.

This is the picture that was with the recipe I followed.


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