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Fried Chickpea Patties With Sesame Seed Sauce – Revithokeftedes me Tahini Saltsa

This is Fried Chickpea Patties with Sesame Seed Sauce or Revithokeftedes me Tahini Saltsa in Greek. According to my son, having the patties with the sauce reminds him of Hummus! To a large extent, his assessment is correct, as all the ingredients used are identical. It is sort of like eating a deconstructed Hummus. The patties do taste really good with the sesame seed sauce. Try it!

Recipe adapted from The Complete Book Of Greek Cooking

Fried Chickpea Patties With Sesame Seed Sauce – Revithokeftedes me Tahini Saltsa
(Printable Recipe)


Sesame Seed Sauce
(Yield: 1 ½ Cups)
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
½ Cup Tahini (sesame seed paste)
6 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Cold Water (approximately)
½ tsp Ground Cumin
Sea Salt to taste

Combine garlic and tahini in a work bowl. Pulse briefly. Add remaining ingredients and blend quickly.

Chickpea Patties
(Yield: About 24 Patties)
One 20 oz Can Chickpeas
½ Cup Minced Onion
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Egg, beaten
2 Tbsp Minced Parsley
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Dash of Dried Oregano
2 Tbsp Grated Sharp Cheeses
1 to 2 Tbsp Water (if needed)
Flour for rolling
Vegetable Oil for frying


Drain and rinse the chickpeas with cold water. Mash with a fork or in a blender or food processor. Sauté onion in butter until soft and golden; remove from the heat.

Add chickpeas, beaten egg, parsley, salt, pepper, oregano, and grated cheese. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp water, if necessary, to form a soft mixture. Shape into 2-inch patties. Roll in flour and fry in oil until golden. Serve with Sesame Seed Sauce.


  1. yummy! I love falafal (which looks very similar to this) with tahini sauce

  2. Hey, Gong Hey Fatt Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!! Hope you're having a blast with your family in KL!! Have a pleasant Valentine's, too!

  3. Sounds delicious, a new take on familiar flavours. ~LeslieMichele

  4. I made yours chickpea patties yesteday! We luv it! Tks

  5. of course i'm going to try it, it rally looks delicious, my kind of food! cheers from london

  6. These look great! I tried making a dish very similar to this before, but they feel apart when I tried to cook them. I should definitely try this recipe next time!

  7. Very, very, very good! I was extremely pleased with these little golden bundles of joy! Thanks!

  8. Made these last night and must say they were the hit of the dinner. However I opted to not make the sauce, instead using the extra juice from the bacon wrapped chicken and it worked very well. Actually these little patties worked quite well with no sauce at all.

  9. We've made these a few times now, and have played with the recipe a bit but am still having problems with the patties not getting solid enough. I drain the peas real well, and I've used just egg yolk instead of the whole egg, but yet it still is very loose in the pan. Taste is great, just can't seem to get the patties to stay together fully.

    Any thoughts?

  10. @Mike: Perhaps you can use extra chickpeas or gently roll the patties with the flour. Then put some flour onto your palm and gently toss the patties between your palms before frying them. That's how I usually do when the patties is too soft or wet. Hope this method works for you.


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