Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella

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Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella

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Today I am thrilled to present a unique fusion recipe as a result of the Mystery Box Challenge in the ongoing Masterchef Challenge organised by Cookpad India. The mystery box had 5 ingredients, namely; Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana, Cheese and Peanuts. After some brainstorming with my Team members, I had this Eureka moment and decided to make this Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella and served with a Peanut Tomato Dip. This way I got to use all the 5 ingredients with a delicious healthy snack. It’s very healthy as its rich in spinach which contains iron and minerals.

How to Make Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella

The typical taste of chole with the goodness of spinach, delicious mix of my local raw bananas and the stuffing of rich gooey mozzarella makes this Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella a sinful fusion that is scrumptious and innovative.

So, here’s an easy peasy but perfect teatime snack- Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella served with a tangy Peanut-Tomato Dip.

One appetiser I cannot have enough of is the Cheese Corn Panipuri Shots. They are perfect finger foods for a party. Aloo Tikki is another family favourite.

Peanut Tomato Dip

Peanut-Tomato dip is a finger-licking dip I served with Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella to give the dish an extra zing. This recipe is not only easy to make but quick too. The freshness of tangy tomatoes and nutty peanuts are healthy with a high fibre content apart from being low in carbs.

Ingredients for Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella

1 big bunch spinach or palak, blanched and roughly mashed

2 green chillies

1 boiled raw banana

1 cup chickpeas or chole, boiled

5 garlic cloves

Salt to taste

Pinch of Asafoetida

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp chaat masala

100 gms mozzarella cheese

Oil for shallow-frying and greasing

1 cup breadcrumbs for binding

½ cup crushed vermicelli for the crunch

 Method for Patties

Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella
Spinach Chickpeas Banana Tikki

1. Squeeze out excess water from chopped spinach and place in a grinder jar. Add green chillies and garlic cloves and grind. Add chickpeas, boiled banana and grind.

2. Add salt, cumin, coriander powder and chat masala and grind into a coarse mixture.

3. Transfer into a bowl, add asafoetida.

4. Refrigerate the tikka mixture for 15-20 minutes.

5. Cut cheese into small cubes.

6. Heat some oil in a pan.

7. Add breadcrumbs to the mixture and mix well.

Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella
Stuffing the Tikki with Cheese

6. Grease your palms with oil and divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls. Stuff each ball with a cheese cube and shape into round patties, roll in the crushed vermicelli.

Patties shallow fried
Spinach Chickpeas Banana Patties

7. Place patties in the pan and shallow-fry till evenly golden from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Ingredients of Peanut-Tomato Chutney

½ cup roasted peanuts

3 green chilli

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

3 curry leaves

1 tablespoon mustard oil

4 tomato

2 red chilli

1 teaspoon chana dal

3 cloves garlic

2 pinches salt

Method for Peanut-Tomato Chutney

Peanut tomato dip
Peanut Tomato Dip

To make tomato peanut chutney, chop the tomatoes, green chilli, and red chilli. Peel the garlic cloves

Now, put a pan on medium flame and heat oil in it. Add  cumin seeds till they splutter

Add the green and red chillies, tomatoes, and garlic in the pan. Stir it well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Roasted Peanuts
Roasted Peeled Peanuts
Peanut tomato dip

Remove the pan from flame and let it cool. Transfer it to a mixer. Add roasted and peeled peanuts, some salt, and grind it for a thick paste. Spoon it into a bowl.

Tomato Peanut dip

For the tempering, heat oil add the mustard seeds in it. After they have spluttered, add curry leaves and urad dal in the pan. Pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well.

Spinach, Chickpeas, and Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella

Finally, serve the flavourful Peanut Tomato chutney with piping hot Spinach, Chickpeas, and Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella and a fresh salad.

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Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella
Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella
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Spinach, Chickpeas, Banana Patties Stuffed with Mozzarella
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Recipe Notes
  1. Don't forget to squeeze the blanched Spinach
  2. Raw banana should not be el dante.
  3. The mixture should not be soggy.
  4. Add enough breadcrumbs to bind well
Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 31

  1. Brinda says:

    Beautiful blog, love the way you have written the recipes! I will try the patties out for sure.

  2. Supriti says:

    This looks tempting. Will try it someday. 😊

  3. Ritu says:

    I just love your blog. I enjoy cooking as much as eating, and you have truly a treasure of innovative recipes here. I often use fresh breadcrumbs to roll the croquettes in. Going to try vermicilli next time.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank u Ritu. Please check the others too. All my recipes are easy and have step by step pictures. Yes, i too use breadcrumbs but wanted the look to be different and crunchier 🙂

  4. Vidhi Virani says:

    Wow… its quite an interesting recipe. I would try this one soon. And the plating makes it look even better. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Such a unique combination of ingredients in this recipe. I will definitely try it out. We can definitely do a recipe exchange, do a guest post for each other. Ypu can check my website Cookwithsweetannu.com

  6. Simrit Bedi says:

    This looks absolutely mouth watering….The pics are also so beautiful.. thanks for the detailed recipe.. will definitely try it out

  7. Ghazala Naseem says:

    Both Patties and chutney looks so delicious 🙂
    Nice recipes.

  8. Kinshoo says:

    This shallow fry patties definitely looks worth trying. I am already drooling over these. And going to try this chutney asap.

  9. Kavita Singh says:

    I am drooling looking at these, absolutely loved it. It seems easy, I am planning to make it this weekend. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. I always love your recipes, I am surely going to try this. can vermicelli be optional?

  11. prerna wahi says:

    That looks like an amazing recipe and seeds healthy to. I can’t wait to try it out!

  12. Pr@Gun says:

    Such lovely pics and this sounds so delicious, I can feel the cheese drool out of patties.
    A must try on the weekend… thanks for sharing the recipe. #PraGunReads #MyFriendAlexa

  13. FabZania says:

    Everything that contains cheese is surely a delight to have. Very nice step by step recipe.

  14. Preeti Negi says:

    I came across you this January of 2019 and one thing which constantly impresses me about you is your passion towards food. And not any food but homecooked healthy food. You are a strong believer in making food at home rather than depending on the junk available outside. I really admire this quality of yours and this has inspired me to provide more healthy food for my family.
    My kids are picky eaters but this recipe of yours having such healthy ingredients is surely going to be a hit. I like the way you present it on your blog. The pictures and the instructions make it so easy to understand. Thank you for sharing.
    #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank you for your appreciation Preeti. For me its a way of keeping away depression and loneliness. So passionately cooking to keep my sanity.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      I really believe the least we can do is have healthy food and give the kids the same.I never used to buy junk food for the, If they wanted samosa then samosa made at home.Even potato chips i used to make instantly. Once they grow u cannot control…they live on junk.But my kids want wholesome ghar ka khana

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