Chickpea Flatcake With Honey Roasted Vegetables

"This looks interesting and different. I am guessing you could fairly easily mix up the sort of veg you are roasting for the dish. I found it in the 2008 copy of 'Vegetarian Christmas' special put out by the BBC Good Food Magazine."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put the parsnips and carrots into a roasting dish with the olive oil, honey, lemon juice and zest.
  • Season with some salt and pepper and mix gently.
  • Roast in the oven for about 1 hour, turning the vegetables occasionally.
  • To make the flatcake, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a pad.
  • Add the onions and cover and fry gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile process the chickpeas in a food processor until ground.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the chickpeas, egg and some salt and pepper.
  • Put the mixture into a lightly oiled 11 inch round loose-based tin (I am translating that from cm in the original recipe so do as close as you can) and smooth the top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, pour the remaining oil over the top and bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown - but don't let it get dry.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Turn the flatcake out of the tin and slide it onto a warm serving dish.
  • Spoon the roasted vegetables on top.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley to serve.

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