27 April 2008

Curried Chickpea Burgers















Curried Chickpea Burgers

2 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
3 tsp curry paste (I used Patak's Cumin & Coriander)
2 tbsp water
400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 slices bread, whizzed into crumbs
2 handfuls cashew nuts
1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
black pepper


Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onion, celery and garlic for 5 minutes, add the curry paste and water and cook for another few minutes. Add the grated carrot and cook for two minutes. Season with pepper.

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into burgers and put in the fridge for 30 minutes before frying in a little olive oil for a few minutes on each side.

Makes 8 burgers

Serve in a burger bun with salad leaves and mustard.

I made 8 burgers, well when I say burgers, they actually fell apart. So they weren't so much burgers, but more a burger crumble! I am thinking of adding a beaten egg next time.














I had some mixture left over and it was just too tasty to discard. So I grated a carrot and some cheddar into the mixture, added a dollop of mayonnaise and mixed together. I filled soft tortilla wraps with this gorgeous filling along with some salad leaves. Voila, lunch for tomorrow! Should be good :)

28 comments:

  1. I definitely need to make these! My bf loves everything here--curry, burgers, chickpeas. He will be very grateful to you if a make these. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  2. Add something for binding Vicarious Foodie! Although Graham didn't seem to mind that it fell apart!

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  3. Now , THIS I have to try. I love curried chckpeas!! And I love how you put them in a wrap too. =)

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  4. This would be wonderful in the wraps as well Holler. Great lunch and dinner:D

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  5. Hi Romina, Give it a go, it is tasty, but be prepared for chickeas going pop in the pan!

    Hi Val, Waste not, want not! as my mother says!

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  6. This type of thing happens to me all the time with veggie burgers! I think I'd like them as a tortilla filling even better. . .but the mix of ingredients does sound yummy.

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  7. yum! these look fabulous. A tasty vege-burger recipe is always welcome, and especially one that magically transforms into tasty wrap fillings for the next day's lunchbox. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

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  8. I am looking forward to my lunch Ricki!

    Let me know if yours falls apart like mine did, Frances!

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  9. these look delicious and I wish I had one of your wraps for lunch - reminds me of how little I have made burgers lately and one of the reasons I dislike frying them

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  10. Delicious Holler! I do a veggie burger now and again in my healthy food presentations. I may have to do this one soon?

    Cheers
    David

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  11. I love how messy the burgers look! Totally craving one of these. :)

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  12. The wrap was lovely Johanna! I don't meke burgers very often either. Could you tell?

    I will look out for a recipe from you sometime then David!

    They totally fell apart, Wendy :( They were ok until I tried to turn them. I may need some practise! But as my mum would say, it will be broken where it's going!

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  13. Pita bread would work nicely, too! Sounds yummy!

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  14. Oh, yes, pitta bread would be gorgeous with this and it would hold it all together a bit better too! Good thinking David!

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  15. Ooh that's like a hummus wrap. Looks very delicious indeed.

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  16. Those wraps look really good! The curried chickpeas sound pretty tasty. I imagine the wraps will stay together much better. :)

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  17. Looks great! I wish I had one in my hands right now so I can gobble it up.

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  18. I bet they would hold together just fine if you ground or chopped the cashews and mashed the chickpeas, the mashed chickpeas would act as a binder.

    Apparently some of us are in-sync with our cooking, I just visited a blog that made a kidney bean burger and I just posted about black bean "cakes".

    I think a curried chickpea burger sounds delicious and it could also be morphed into a savory nut roast or "bean balls", that is what I love about this type of recipe.

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  19. Hey Holler, I really need to try cooking with chickpeas more often, I've just not had much experience either eating or preparing them.

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  20. Not that your burgers did not look yummy, but wow on the wraps!
    Yep, the egg will do it on keeping things together and also you may try smashing up some of the chickpeas as a binder!

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  21. I really did enjoy it Nilmandra, I am glad I didn't add the egg after all!

    Mashing the chickpeas might just do the trick Lisarene, good thinking! I will be having a look at your black bean cakes, they sound yummy!

    Hi Ruth, once you start using them they can become addictive, they are just so easy to add to dishes!

    Sorry Erik They are all gone :)

    Thanks Deb! I am going to try both ways of binding the burgers, to see what works best!

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  22. Those look so good! Definitely making wraps for dinner tonight!

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  23. I just happened to cook up a bag of chickpeas today, and I can't wait to make these! I'll add a beaten egg white to bind, and since I don't have sandwich rolls I'll serve the burgers in wheat pitas instead.

    THANKS!

    ~Vicci

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  24. Mmm those wraps look so good! I need to make that sort of thing. I love trying out different vegetarian "burgers" but they tend to not stay together too well. Though they are usually delicious!

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  25. Let me know how that goes with the egg whites Vicci!

    Hi Ashley, I am going to see how it goes for Vicci, before trying them again! They were yummy!

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  26. Holler, I made these and they will definitely be a repeater over this summer! I played with the recipe a bit, but it's basically as you posted. Adding the egg worked-- they didn't crumble up at all. :)
    I posted the recipe as I made it on my blog, if you're interested.

    ~Vicci

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  27. That looks really delicious in the wrap! What a great idea!

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