Recipe by Julesong
This dish was described to me by a user at RecipeZaar, and after much thorough searching and being unable to find anything resembling it, I decided to go ahead and make it on my own. She said, “My grandmother, from near Kishinev (now Moldova), occasionally made a sweet mashed garbanzo dish when I was very young… It was mildly sweet and could have had a small amount of cinnamon. The texture was like refried beans. There were no eggs, and it wasn't a dessert. It could actually have been for breakfast.” The below is how I made it, and it’s absolutely delicious! I’ve tried it both cold and warm, and it’s excellent both ways. It would make a great breakfast, or a nice snack. Give it a try!
Top Review by Nikoma
One word - Interesting lol Had to try this and I was pleasantly suprised. Unfortunetely I couldn't achieve the right cconsistency because my food processor is crumby, but the flavor combo works very well! Thanks for sharing this! It made for a fun lunchtime experiement. Can't wait to try it with a GOOD processor.
- 1 cup precooked chickpeas (cold or warm, your choice) or 1 cup garbanzo beans (cold or warm, your choice)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt or 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (I used Ceylon cinnamon, from Penzey's, which is less sharp than "regular" cinnamon)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and whir until preferred texture is achieved, occasionally scraping down the sides.
- Eat and enjoy!
- Note: the texture I was able to get it to was still slightly chunky, unlike very smooth refried beans. Perhaps it was from using cold garbanzos from the fridge, or perhaps I simply could have processed it longer. In any case, I enjoyed it at the texture which was not completely smooth. Using a food mill would probably enable a smoother texture.
- Note #2: one person who has made and enjoyed it pointed out that it would be good as a dipper for fruits, or on bagels. Great idea! :).