Vegetarian Kotlet with Eggplant (Chickpea Patties)
Vegetarian Kotlet with Eggplant are Persian style chickpea patties that are so delicious, nutritious, low carb, gluten free, fiber rich and with healthy fats!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 patties
- 1 pound eggplant
- 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
- 1/2 onion medium, grated (1/4 cup)
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic large , grated
- 1 teaspoon Persian spice mix (Advieh) or any mixed spice
- 1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes ground, adjust per taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ground
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds ground, (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 ½ tablespoons cilantro chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoons flat-leaf parsley chopped
- 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt adjust per taste
- 1 egg medium
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons quinoa
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon black seeds
- 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a small cooking pot. Add chickpeas and let it simmer until well cooked. Drain and let cool.
Wash the eggplant and wipe it dry. Cut it into 3/4 inch slices. Brush the eggplant slices lightly but evenly with about 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or oiled aluminum foil. Bake until fork tender for about 20 - 25 minutes (time may vary with oven). Check at 20 minutes and adjust time accordingly.
Set aside the baked eggplant slices and let cool to room temperature. Chop the eggplant slices finely. Grind the cooked chickpeas into a nearly smooth mixture.
Mix the chopped eggplant, ground chickpeas, grated onions, grated garlic, spices, herbs and salt.
Using a 1/4 cup measure scoop out the mixture and form 10 round thick patties.
Whisk the eggs. Mix the seeds and spread it out on a plate.
Dip the patties in whisked egg and coat with seeds on both seeds and lightly press.
Heat a 10 inch iron skillet at medium setting. Coat skillet with 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil.
Place 5 patties in the skillet, dipping one at a time in the oil coating and flipping immediately. Cook 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Set the oven temperature to 350 ºF. Transfer the patties to a parchment or foil lined baking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes until done.
Repeat the cooking steps with the remaining 5 patties using another 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil. Serve these Vegetarian Kotlets hot.
Alternatively the chickpea patties may be shallow fried.
Servings: 10 Serving Size: One Patty
Calories 99, Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g), Cholesterol 14 mg, Sodium* 126 mg, Potassium 184 mg, Phosphorus 77 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 3 g
*The sodium value may vary. The suggested amount of salt is just a guideline and may need to be adjusted. Check for any added salt in spice mixes and other ingredients and adjust.