Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Thermomix Keftedes, Chick Pea Meatballs with Spinach

I was watching Gordon Ramsay on his cooking show when he made these simple keftedes with some Tzatziki and thought that would be perfect to take to my night school class as a savoury appetizer.  I modified the ingredients so that I could make them quickly in my Thermomix. It worked out really well and was quite tasty! I also soaked dried chickpeas overnight and cooked them the following morning without adding salt.  This can make them not soften if you add salt when you are cooking them.

Grind 100g dried chickpeas into chickpea flour  20 sec/speed 8, set aside
In bowl add 500g cooked chickpeas
Blend speed 8/20 seconds, set aside.
Add 1 onion, 2 shallots, 200g spinach, 2 garlic cloves, blend speed 8/ 10 seconds, scrape down
Cook onions, garlic and spinach for 2mins/100C/speed 1
Add 1 tsp salt and pepper to taste
Add ground chickpeas and dried chickpeas
Mix until combined on REVERSE  speed3/ 30 seconds
Cool for 30 minutes.
Shape into quenelles with spoon and fry in oil.
Let drip and season again if necessary.
Serve with Tzatziki.
Dried chickpea flour

Mashed cooked chickpeas

Onions, garlic, spinach 

Combine all and season with salt and pepper 

Put in fridge and cool for 30 minutes

Fry in oil.

Serve with Tzatziki.


  1. Oh wow, I love this concept!!! Thanks Monica :)

  2. Oh wow, I love this concept!!! Thanks Monica :)