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Chickpea fritters with a lemon tahini sauce (Ρεβυθοκεφτέδες με σάλτσα ταχίνι)

A fritter made of chickpeas and fresh herbs served with a tangy tahini dipping sauce.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Light meal, meze, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chickpea fritters, Garbanzo beans, Mia Kouppa fritters, Mia Kouppa recipes, Revithokeftedes
Servings: 20 fritters
Author: Mia Kouppa

Equipment

  • Food processor or high speed blender

Ingredients

For the fritters

  • 2 cans chickpeas 540 ml each can
  • 1 cup chickpea flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying

For lemon tahini sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 and 1/2 lemons juice of
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the chickpea fritters

  • Place all of the ingredients for the fritters, except for the olive oil which you will use for frying the fritters, into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Process all of the ingredients together until you create a smooth mixture.
  • Heat approximately 1/2 inch of olive oil in a non-stick pan (you will not use all of the olive oil for frying all at once).
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of the chickpea mixture and use your hands to make a ball which you will then flatten into a disc using the palms of your hands. Note, the dough is quite sticky.
  • As you shape each fritter, transfer it carefully into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Cook for approximately 2 - 3 minutes and then carefully flip the chickpea fritters over to cook for another 2 - 3 minutes on the opposite side.
  • As your chickpea fritters develop a nice brown colour on both sides, transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

To make the tahini sauce

  • Toast the sesame seeds in a non-stick skillet, stirring regularly, until you begin to smell the sesame seeds being toasted.
  • Transfer the toasted sesame seeds to a bowl and combine them with the rest of the ingredients for the tahini sauce. Use a whisk to mix everything together and serve with the chickpea fritters.

Notes

If you don't have chickpea flour, you can use all-purpose flour.
The best way to re-heat the revithokeftedes is to place them in a non-stick skillet; cook for a minute or two per side and serve.