How to make Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter -

Healthy and wholesome - chickpeas cooked with vegetables and served in pita bread.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Brinjal (बैंगन)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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For more recipes related to Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter checkout Falafel, Chane Ke Chops, Falafel With Tahina Sauce, Baked Chana Tikki . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Breaded Chicken, Palak Paneer Tofu, Egg Vermicelli Cutlet, Eggplant Crostini.

Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter

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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 3

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Middle Eastern Chickpea Platter Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled 1/2 cup

  • Brinjal 1/2 large

  • Olive oil 6 teaspoons

  • Garlic crushed 2-3 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Pita breads 2

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Tahini 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh parsley 3 sprigs

  • Feta cheese 100 grams

  • Green olives a few

  • Black olives a few

Method

Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a non-stick pan. Cut brinjal into ½ inch cubes. Add garlic and brinjal to the pan. Add salt and mix. Cook till the brinjal is soft. Heat a non-stick tawa and roast pita breads on it till slightly crisp. Halve an onion and further cut each half into 4 pieces.

Step 2

Similarly cut a tomato. Grind chickpeas, tahini, 1 tsp lemon juice, cooked brinjal, salt and 2 sprigs of parsley to a smooth paste. Transfer into a bowl, add 2 tbsps olive oil, 2 tsps lemon juice and mix. Cut pita breads into small triangles.

Step 3

Cut feta cheese into ½ inch cubes. Put the chickpea dip in the middle of a serving platter, place feta cheese cubes on either side followed by tomato, onion, black and green olives and finally the pita triangles. Drizzle remaining olive oil on all. Sprinkle some boiled chickpeas, garnish with remaining sprig of parsley and serve.

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