Croquette of Chick Peas

We all love from time to time to have a delicious snack; one that is vegetarian, dairy free, high in protein, and best of all filled with aromatic spices and flavors. Life is full of surprises, I learned this recipe from a French lady friend of mine. She invited me over for an afternoon gathering with friends, and among other snacks she made this croquette, and told me that it is a Lebanese one. To be honest, I am not sure it is Lebanese but what I am sure about is that it is delicious, And when I came back home with the recipe I tried it at home, and everybody liked it.


  • 300 grams of chick peas
  • 3 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of red spicy pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper
  • Bread crumbs
  • frying oil


  • Soak the chick peas in water for 12 hours, after that peel the chick peas, wash and boil until they become tender, then puree them
  • Peel the onion and garlic and cut into small pieces, add the chopped parsley to the onion and garlic and mix to the puree of chick peas
  • Season with salt, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, spicy pepper, the baking powder and the flour, mix all the ingredients again and let it rest in the fridge for one hour
  • Take it from the fridge and take a tablespoon of this mixture, shape it into a ball, repeat until you finish all the mixture
  • Heat the oil, roll the balls into the bread crumbs and fry for about 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve with a dip of yogurt with diced cucumber mixed with dried mint



  1. Looks so good! 🙂

  2. Those look delicious and addictive. I love appetizers that you can pop in your mouth like tapas. Mmmmm….

  3. This looks absolutely delicious Nina!

  4. These look delicious and like something I would love as I’m so fond of croquettes and of falafel. I’ve never seen anything quite like these!

  5. I love chickpeas so this recipe looks stunning 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I am absolutely trying these! They look awesome! 🙂

  7. Oh yum, this recipe sounds great, I’m a big big fan of chickpeas!

  8. These looks amazing! If I don’t have frying oil, do you think baking them would be okay? Or maybe just frying them lightly in a pan with some veg oil?


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