Savory Vegetable Crepes

This is one of my easiest, quickest cooking recipes–and they are so delicious! You can eat them for a snack or for breakfast. Ingredients 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 1 cup water 3–4 tablespoons chopped scallions or grated onion ½ cup finely shredded or minced veggies: cabbage, carrots, kale… (you can use other veggies as well)…

Potato-Cabbage Pancakes

This is a variation of my Cabbage Croquettes recipe. I prepared this on St. Patrick’s Day, as cabbage and potatoes were quite prominent on this day. Ingredients 2 packed cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded cabbage ½ cup finely chopped kale ¼ cup grated onion or chopped scallions 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 2 teaspoons adobo…

Chickpea Flour-Kale Bites

Another chickpea flour-inspired recipe! This is a variation of an Indian dish known as kothimbir vadi–a popular Maharashtrian street food. Years ago I used to make this dish during my ashram days–a time when I experimented with quite a few traditional Indian creations. I had forgotten about this recipe until recently. I’ve been enjoying showing…

Cabbage Croquettes

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe.  You can use different types of vegetables for this dish (zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.). The consistency of the pancakes will vary depending on whether you shred or grate the veggies. I usually shred the vegetables with a box shredder. You can also use a food processor…

Veggie Nut Loaf

Years ago during my ashram days I used to make a nut loaf from the Higher Taste cookbook. The original recipe has cheese in it so I made some adjustments to make this recipe vegan. I omitted the cheese and added chickpea flour as a binder. I also used lentils to put more fiber and…

Indian Carrot Patties

This is a variation of my Sweet Potato Patties  recipe. Ingredients  2 cups shredded or grated carrots ½ cup garbanzo flour 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) Coconut Oil *Optional seasonings: chopped scallions, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped cashews Put shredded carrots into a medium-size mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well…

Sweet Potato Patties

This is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. You can use various vegetables in this dish; some contain more water than others, so you need to adjust accordingly. It’s another great way to eat your veggies. Everybody loves them! Ingredients 2 cups shredded or grated sweet potatoes ½ cup garbanzo flour ½ teaspoon curry powder ½…

Savory Zucchini Pancakes with Curry Mayo

This recipe is a variation of an Indian dish: Zucchini Kofta. Koftas are very popular and are commonly served with a sauce or chutney. Koftas are usually fried, so to make this dish healthier, I decided to pan-fry them in non-stick pan to minimize the amount of oil needed. I make these in the summertime…

Black Velvet Fudge Bites

This recipe is a variation of an Indian dessert called besan halva. Cocoa is not a traditional ingredient, but with so many chocolate lovers out there, it seemed like a good choice. I also use coconut oil instead of butter or ghee. They are quite fudgy, reminiscent of brownies. Ingredients ½ cup coconut oil ⅔…

Summer Vegetable Pancakes

This recipe is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. I have created several variations, which may be prepared during different times of the year–depending on what’s available and/or in season. This recipe–and its variations–is always a hit! Ingredients 3 cups shredded or grated summer squash (drain squash if it is very watery) ½ cup fresh…

Savory Corn Crepes

Garbanzo (chickpea) flour is a wonderful, versatile product. It’s naturally gluten free and has only one ingredient: chickpeas. It has the unique quality of bindability, so no other binders are required when making pancakes or crepes. I vary the veggies depending on the time of year. In the summertime, I love to use fresh local…