Vegetarian Chickpea Burger Recipe

On Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:37
Vegetarian Chickpea Burger Recipe
SERVES: 6 burgers
TIME: 90 Minutes

The Vegetarian Chickpea Burger Recipe make perfect one dish dinner for those Friday Movie Nights at home. The chickpea is simple to put together and makes a dinner under an hour when you have all the ingredients handy. To make your dinner preparation simpler you can prepare the chickpea pattie ahead of time and spend under 30 minutes to get the dinner on the table. You can also serve the Vegetarian Chickpea Burger as a wholesome snack for the kids birthday parties.

Did You know: Chickpeas make for a very nutritious and healthy diet. It reduces cholesterol, prevents constipation and helps prevent digestive disorders. Chickpeas are rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. It also has impressive amounts of iron, sodium, selenium and small amounts of copper, zinc and manganese


  • 6 burger buns, halved 

  • honey mustard sauce

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • a few lettuce leaves

  • Ingredients for the chickpea patties
  • 1 cup chickpeas, soaked for 8 hours and then cooked until soft

  • 2 large potatoes, boiled

  • an inch piece of ginger, grated

  • 1 large onion finely chopped

  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped

  • a small bunch of mint leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder

  • 3 tablespoons gram flour

  • juice from one lemon

  • salt to taste

  • oil for cooking

Directions for Vegetarian Chickpea Burger Recipe

  1. To begin making the Vegetarian Chickpea Burger Recipe, we will first make the chickpea patties for the burger.

  2. Make sure you have the chickpeas cooked until soft and the potatoes boiled.  Drain the excess water from the chickpeas. Peel and cube the potatoes.

  3. Add all the ingredients including the cooked chickpeas and potatoes into the food processor and blend until it forms a dough like consistency. You dont have to grind to make a smooth mixture, but just blend so all the ingredients come together.

  4. Transfer the blended chickpea patty ingredients into a large bowl. Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste. 

  5. The next step is to cook the patties. Divide the patty mixture into 6 equal portions and shape them into rounds. Lightly flatten them with your fingers and keep them aside.

  6. Preheat a skillet on medium heat. If you are using a cast iron skillet, make sure to grease the skillet with oil.

  7. Place the chickpea patties on the greased skillet, drizzle some oil and cook them until well browned and crisp on both sides. Make sure you cook on medium heat so it gets browned well.

  8. The final step is the assemble the Vegetarian Chickpea Burger.

  9. Cut the burger buns into half. You can optionally toast the buns on the skillet with a little butter or serve them as it is.

  10. Place the cut buns on a flat surface. Place the lettuce leaves on the bottom half of the bun, then top it with tomatoes, cucumber, onions, the cooked chickpea patties and a drizzle of honey mustard sauce. Place the other half the bun over and serve. 

  11. Serve the Vegetarian Chickpea Burger as a wholesome weeknight dinner or even for kids birthday parties.

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