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Recipe: How to make Black Eyed Peas Patty

By Ameeta Gidwani
November 27, 2014 12:46 IST
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Low on fat and high on fibre, this easy-to-make snack recipe is sure to delight you.

Toronto-based Rediff reader Ameeta Gidwani shares the low fat recipe of black eyed peas patty.

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Black eyed peas are low fat, low on calories and have high fibre content.

Half cup of these peas is generally less than 100 calories and contains about 1 gram of fat, says Toronto-based Rediff reader Ameeta Gidwani.

Additionally, high-fibre foods keep you feeling full since they are digested slowly which is important to keep your weight under check, she adds.

Black eyed peas are also a great source of potassium, protein and iron.

Here's the recipe for Black Eyed Peas Patty:

Black eyed peas patty

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black eyed peas
  • 1 small potato boiled
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup powdered oats
  • 3 tsp taco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 small onion diced
  • A dash of Siracha sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Pan fry the onions with a few drops of oil till they turn brown and keep them aside to cool.
  • In a bowl add the cooked black eyed peas and roughly mash them.
  • Add potato, garlic, cilantro, caramelised onions (fried onions set aside), taco sauce, taco seasoning, red chilli powder, lemon juice, powdered oats, salt and mix well.
  • Oil your hands and make patties of desired shape and size. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet and pan fry the patty till they turn brown and crisp.
  • Serve with warm burger buns and condiments of your choice.

Notes

  • If you're using dry black eyed peas, soak them overnight and pressure cook for about 3 whistles.
  • If you're using canned black eyed peas, remember they already have sodium. Add salt accordingly.

Photograph: Ameeta Gidwani

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