Originally Posted by Carbzi
So I got all excited about chickpeas awhile back.
I bought loads of cans of them... I made hummus (which was meh) and then I roasted them which was also... meh
Tonight I tossed them into a stirfry and I basically picked them out! This isn't like me... I don't normally not like a food, but man that is one strange texture. I was even more weirded out that my husband didn't mind them (he's the fussy one), and I really just couldn't do it. I honestly didn't feel quite right after eating because the texture to me was really not something I wanted to repeat.
It's weird because I like beans, etc...
Someone suggested to make falafel, but I am sceptical. Are the dried ones better than canned?
I want to like them so badly... lol
Yes felafel would be delicious and not so fattening as good hummus. Although they are deep fried. Home made ones are nothing like the packet ones. go and try them in a kebab shop first and see if you like them done quite properly before getting into all the work of making them.
The besets way to eat felafel is in a pita bread with salad and tzatiki.
Its hard to see how you could not like hummus. What was your recipe like? But it is a very high fat recipe food since its got lots of tahini and olive oil in it. Its also best with good bread such as turkish bread or pita.
I can't see what's so objectionable about the texture. Its not very unusual. I probably wouldn't like them in a stir fry. But i have made salads with them lately.
The indians eat them in a curry with bread for breakfast. And no doubt other curries at other times of day. But when i was in calcutta i ate them for breakfast too.
so in my salad, i put in 1/2 cup of chickpeas from a can
a chopped tomato
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
maybe a grated carrot
5 half walnuts broken up a bit or you could sunflower seeds or sesame seeds but not too many in either case
1-2 tsp olive oil
1-2 tsp red wine vinegar
salt for taste. I recommend a small pinch.
garlic if you wish.
It makes about 2 cups so its a big lunch.