Chickpea Fritters With Sweet Spicy Sauce (Air Fryer)

Contributed By: Parker


1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 green onions, thinly sliced


1. Preheat air-fryer to 400°. In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; refrigerate until serving.
2. Place chickpeas and seasonings in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add egg and baking soda; pulse until blended. Transfer to a bowl; stir in cilantro and green onions.
3. In batches, drop rounded tablespoons of bean mixture onto greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve with sauce.

Helpful Hints:

Chickpeas are a common ingredient in many dishes in Pakistan where I grew up. I incorporate the tastes of my home country when cooking for my American-born daughters. I have combined the light spice of Pakistani foods with the love of deep-fried finger foods that many Americans, including my daughters, enjoy. To eat, dip the warm, air-fryer fritters in the chilled yogurt. Enjoy as a snack, appetizer or as part of a meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
YIELD: 2 dozen (1 cup sauce).
Nutrition Facts
1 fritter with 2 teaspoons sauce: 34 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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