Snack time. If I'm not prepared for it, I dread it. I dread not having something substantial in my lunch bag. I dread having to reach out for "just about anything" to kill those hunger pangs. It's not fair that the cafeteria downstairs serves samosas, bread pakodas and bread pizza just when the last bit of lunch bids my stomach farewell.
This makes for a great snack. With a salad on the side, it would make a great lunch too. But for now, let me relish it at snack time.
1/2 cup Kidney Beans, soaked overnight and cooked
1/2 cup Green Chickpeas, cooked
1 Potato, cooked and mashed
2 slices Bread
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Ginger Paste (optional)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Paneer Tikka Masala (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Place the kidney beans, chickpeas, potato and bread in a bowl and mash until you get a homogenous mixture. Add the ginger paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala, paneer tikka masala and salt. Shape the mixture into patties. (I got about 6-8 patties from this mixture.)
Heat a skillet and smear a little oil over it. Place the patties on the skillet. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Your perfect snack for those post lunch pangs.