Chickpea Fritter Puffs

These quick and easy chickpea fritters are flavored with spices and pan fried in olive oil until puffed and crispy!
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chickpea fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 easily doubles, triples, etc
Calories 238kcal


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • about 1/4 cup olive oil for frying


  • Whisk to combine the chickpea flour, salt, baking soda, cumin, coriander, curry powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Add the lemon juice and water, and stir to combine (it will be a thick, lumpy mixture). Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to give the chickpea flour a chance to hydrate and get even thicker.
  • Heat up a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out small mounds of the chickpea mixture into the hot oil, then coat a spatula with oil and lightly press the tops to smush the mounds down into patties.
  • Let the patties cook for about 2 minutes on each side until they’re golden brown, and you’ll see them puff up considerably.
  • Drain them briefly on paper towels after frying and enjoy them while they’re hot!
  • You can serve them with a sprinkle of good quality salt or some tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!


 Recipe adapted from the back of the Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour bag.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3.1mg