1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
15oz can chickpeas, drained
1 cup loosely packed cilantro
1 cup loosely packed parsley
1 cup cooked long grain rice
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp cayenne (or to taste)
½ tsp salt (or more to taste)
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
¾ cup dry bread crumbs
heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, sautee the onion + garlic until the onion is soft, then let this cool.
place the sauteed onion in a food processor with the chickpeas. pulse to chop.
then add cilantro, parsley, rice, curry powder, cayenne, and salt. pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and evenly distributed.
put mixture into a large bowl and add the lemon juice and ¼ cup of the bread crumbs. knead with your hands to blend.
make small patties and coat with the remaining bread crumbs, then grill, deep fry, or bake until golden.
yummmmmm. i've baked them before - but i highly suggest you spray/brush them with a bit of vegetable oil before putting them in the oven (in order to get them crispy). i usually just shallow fry them.