I initially made these patties for Cooper, but Graham was mooching about the kitchen while I was making them and asking what we were having for dinner. Well, my only plan was to get Cooper fed, so I hadn't given our meal a thought. He gave me puppy dog eyes and asked "are there any more of these burgers? Can we have them too?". There were plenty left so I gave in and cooked some for us and served them with more grown up beans (Branstons, my favourite). What can I say? They are lovely! Really, really good. And so this has become a real family favourite and Cooper absolutely loves them. They aren't complicated or fancy, but during these dreich days they are the ultimate in comfort food.
Easy Chickpea and Coriander Patties
2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 onion, quartered
juice of ½ lemon
freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp flour
1 handful fresh coriander
Blend the chickpeas, garlic, cumin, turmeric, onion and lemon juice in a food processor.
Tip into a bowl and mix in the flour and coriander.
Use your hands (floured), to shape into balls and then flatten with the ball of your hand.
Fry in a little oil, turning until nicely browned and crisp. Make sure your oil is really hot or the patties may crumble.
Makes 8 - 10 patties
These can be chilled in the fridge for a few days or frozen.
For a real nursery style meal, serve with mashed potatoes and beans. Mmmmmmmmm :P
These patties are suitable for babies (10 month +), adults and everyone in between. You may want to chop the patties into small pieces for babies and remember if you are serving it with mash, leave out the salt and the beans should be low sugar and low salt.
I priced these burgers using supermarket ingredients. 8 burgers cost £1.70, that's just 21p per burger.
2 x 400g chickpeas = 78p
1 clove garlic = 3p
2 tsp cumin = 18p
1 tsp turmeric = 9p
1 onion = 10p
½ lemon = 15p
2 tbsp flour = 2p
½ bag fresh coriander = 35p
Total = £1.70
(8 burgers 21p each)