I’ve never really gone for vegetarian-style burgers, and yet one evening I had a curious craving for a chickpea burger. With a rummage in the cupboards I pepped them up with some curry flavour and enjoyed a substantial and tasty meal which left all thoughts of minced beef behind.
Curried chickpea burgers (makes 4):
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
1 roasted red onion*
1 heaped teaspoon curry paste (I used Patak’s balti paste)
- Whiz all the ingredients together in a food processor and season to taste. With wet hands mold into 4 patties.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook for 4 – 5 mins on both sides until well browned. Serve in a soft white bap with sweetcorn on the side.
*I had a red onion leftover from this recipe, if you don’t have one then pop one in the oven for 30 mins or fry briefly.