Patties are always a favorite at our house. These tasty morsels of food make a wonderful sidedish or snack. They are also great in the bento box as they taste just as good at room temperature. The base for patties is usually potatoes but chickpeas and lentils are often used. They can be flavored with any kind of minced meats, fish, or vegetables.
Patties can also be made vegan by using besan or gram flour. Besan is made of ground chickpeas. When mixed with a little water, it becomes a sticky paste that can be used as an egg replacer. It works really well as a binder for patties and meatloaves. This is an indispensable ingredient for vegans and those with egg allergies.
Note: Cooking the besan mixture takes away the raw taste that may otherwise be present if patties are too thick and not thoroughly cooked through.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8)