'Whether you pack your lunch in a bento box, a brown bag or a retro cartoon character lunch box, don’t forget the bars and bites. Small squares or round bites can pack nutrition into a sweet or savory taste.'
I think these little curry bites tick all those boxes, they are a tasty little treat and jam packed with nutrition which makes them perfect for lunchboxes. For more healthy lunchbox ideas check out mylunchbox friendly recipe collection.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 onion chopped
1 zucchini, grated
1 - 2 tablespoons curry paste
1 cup plain flour
Spray olive oil
Place olive oil, chopped onion and curry paste into a small pot over a low heat. Gently moving the onion around so as it gets well coated. As it starts to become tender and fragrant add grated zucchini and drained chickpeas. Continue to move around to coat chickpeas. Once well coated and zucchini and onion tender, remove from the heat and allow to cool for several minutes.
While the mixture cools pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees and spray an oven tray thoroughly with olive oil and set aside.
Transfer mixture to a food processor on high for several minutes until chickpeas are thoroughly chopped. Add egg and flour and process again until all ingredients are well combines.
Use a tablespoon to arrange portions of the mixture in well greased oven tray. Spray the top of the little curry bites with a little extra olive oil.
Place the tray in the pre-heated oven for 20 mins or until golden and firm, turn once. Remove from the oven, allow to cool and serve on its own as a savoury biscuit or as a side with a salad or soup.