Chickpea Lentil Burger
For sometime now we have been trying to create a delicious chickpea burger patty. Ever since Sana discovered a delicious version at her university cafe.
After trying different recipes and playing around in the kitchen I think we have come close.
What you need…
400g can chickpeas, drained
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp cumin
400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
1/2 bunch mint, chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
salt + pepper
Spinach, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, homemade tzatziki (recipe up soon) – to serve.
What to do…
- Combine the chickpeas and egg in the bowl of a food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the onion, half the garlic, curry powder, lentils, breadcrumbs and mint (reserving 2 Tbsp). Mix well, season with salt and pepper, then form into patties and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Season the cucumber well, then place in a sieve and set aside for 5 minutes to drain. Mix with the remaining garlic and mint and the yoghurt in a large bowl.
- Fry the veggie patties in vegetable oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat for 5 minutes each side, until crispy. Drain on kitchen paper.
- Arrange avocado slices on the roll bases, then top with lettuce, beetroot, sprouts, a pattie and a yoghurt sauce.