If you haven’t discovered it yet, look for the Facebook page, ‘Insajru ghat-tfal‘. It is run by the lovely Pauline Agius and you can find some lovely recipes, suitable for children but also great for all the family. Here at BuzyMummy we are pleased to feature some of these recipes from time to time which we hope will inspire you.
The first recipe features these Quinoa patties which are not only perfect for little ones, since they can munch to their heart’s content but they would also sit nicely on top of a green salad and some cherry tomatoes as a healthy meal for us adults
- 1 small onion
- 1 clove of garlic (cook with onion)
- 200g rinsed and drained pre-cooked chickpeas
- 50g raw quinoa (cooked for 10 minutes in 100ml of water)
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp cumin
- chickpea flour for coating
- oil for cooking
- Cook the raw quinoa for 10 minutes in 100ml of water. Let the quinoa absorb all the water. Set aside to cool down.
- Sauté the onion and garlic. Set aside to cool down.
- In a food processor, process the chickpeas, quinoa, carrot, red pepper, cumin, parsley, cause pled onion, garlic and quinoa until they turn to a slightly textured paste, be sure to turn off the food processor and scrape down the sides to get all the chickpeas ground up.
- Transfer into a large bowl.
- Pre heat oven to 200 degrees.
- Take a large plate and sprinkle a few tablespoons of chickpea flour on it. Scoop some of the mixture onto your hands and shape into a ball, the size of a golf ball, and then press gently to make a patty.
- Drop into the chickpea flour to coat evenly. If too much flour sticks to the patty then gently dust it off with your fingers or a pastry brush. You should have a very light coating all over the patties.
- Cook in pre heated oven for 20 to 30 minutes until golden.
- Cool down and freeze separately.