So, a while ago, Tasty Bite sent me some awesome products to try out. Remember?!
I’d been sort of…bad…in terms of actually using them, though. I really don’t very often think to make something that’s already made for lunch. But yesterday, I was craving some Indian cuisine!
The Bombay Potatoes won me over, and 90 seconds later, I was happily enjoying my heat-and-eat Indian. And without wondering what on earth went in to the creation, either! It’s really quite simple:
Water, Potatoes, Chickpeas, Tomatoes, Onions, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Ginger, Garlic, Corn Starch, Coriander, Chilies, Cumin, Spices.
But for being so simple, was it even any good? My answer is yes!! It was spicy and flavorful. My only complaint is that I didn’t have any naan to soak up the sauce! And speaking of sauce – I’d prefer it was a little more gravy-like rather than soup-like – meaning, I’d rather it be thicker. But what do I know about Indian? Soupy is probably the point.
And while I was going through the packages trying to choose one for lunch, I came up with the idea to take one of my meal inspirations and make chickpea cutlets!
I chose the Chunky Chickpeas, and was pretty excited. It’d surely be a no-brainer, right? The chickpeas are already seasoned – I’d just need to add some breadcrumbs, gluten, and bake!
Er, wellll…first I had to get past the looks. Okay, nothing like the picture on the package…but I’m sort of pro at moving past the looks of something and seeing stuff for what it really is.
I’m talking about food, but I think this mindset comes in handy in all paths of life.
Anyways. Mash up the chickiepeas…
…add in some gluten and quick oats…
…form into patties, and bake!
I would have preferred fresh breadcrumbs, but we can’t always get what we want now, can we?!
I loved not having to worry if I was adding too much of this spice, or too little of that spice. It was quick. It was easy. I didn’t have to think very hard, and instead – was presented with some lovely chickpea cutlets with a new flavor – Indian!
I wanted to think up a sauce for them, but school work was beckoning. Instead, I served it over some eggplant & marinara. And kale chips, because they’re my crack lately.
TastyBite Chunky Chickpea Cutlets
- 1 8-oz. pouch TastyBite Chunky Chickpeas
- 1/4 c. quick oats (or fresh breadcrumbs)
- 1/4 c. vital wheat gluten
- 1/4 c. water
Mash the chickpeas so no whole pieces remain. (that means, mash them better than I did. Do as I say, not as I do.) Add in the quick oats, gluten and water and stir/knead until combined. Form into patties and bake in a 375* oven for twenty minutes. Flip and bake another twenty minutes.
And you just made yourself some super quick and easy chickpea cutlets!
Tasty Bite sent me these products at no cost to me – however, these opinions are my own and exactly how I feel about the product. I love you guys too much to lie.
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What’s your favorite Indian dish?