Curried Chickpea Burgers

I love eating burgers. I don’t know what it is about burgers, I mean, they’re just things smooshed up into a round shape, so why should they taste better? BUT THEY DO! I was going to do a burger recipe earlier in the week, but had a camera fail so didn’t. These aren’t the ones I was going to do (they’ll come another time!) but these are slightly different.

The first good thing about these burgers is that they are baked! Frying burgers produces tasty burgers, but in my experience, it also produces burgers that fall apart and end up as sort of scrambled burgers. Not so good! But baking, you can make them into nice shapes, put them on the sheet, and bam, done. Also they are kinda healthier I guess.

These burgers are also curry flavoured! Now, that may sound a weird combo, curry and burgers? But it works! Living in Britain we have perfected the curry plus western combo. Curry and chips? Yup. Curry in toasties? Yup. Even curry pasta we can have! So, curry burgers is natural.

I found this recipe and adapted from that.

Once again, you have to use the food processor for this – so it’s really, really simple.

You put all your ingredients in the food processor, turn it on, and mix until it’s a paste!

Really, I suppose you could use whatever spices you like – I put my usual curry spices in, but if you wanted to add in some different flavours, well, give it a go!

Next, you simply scoop out the paste (watch yourself on the blades!), roll out six balls in a little flour, and squish them into burger shapes on a baking tray.

Put them in the oven for 20 minutes, at which point I took them out and transferred them to the grill (broiler, I think, for the Americans) to brown up a little on each side. Then, they’re done! You can eat them like a regular burger, in a cob with your usual burger trimmings, but I had mine with some spinach and peas and a bit of Tesco’s vegan cheese.

Curried Chickpea Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained,
  • 1 onion, in quarters,
  • 1 clove garlic,
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 heaped tsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Flour for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C (325F)
  2. Put all the ingredients, except for the flour, into a food processor, and blend until it forms a paste.
  3. Lightly flour a surface, take the paste out of the processor, and form into six balls.
  4. Roll the balls in the flour to coat, and place on a lined baking tray.
  5. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. After the 30 minutes is up, remove the patties from the oven and place under the grill until they start to brown. Flip and do the same on the other side. (This step is optional)
  7. Serve, and eat!

thanks to calmmindbusybody for the recipe idea! 🙂

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