Easy Chickpea and Coriander Patties

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)


  1. Gosh, look at you, Mrs. Mother of the Year. You are simply amazing, with all the from-scratch stuff you do for your wee one. My mother was like that, but she was an original hippie and wanted to grind her own wheat for flour, and she didn't have an outside job, either -- but you manage both. Well done, you!

  2. Yum, these look delicious, I will definitely give them a try in the near future!

  3. You should write a cookbook for lucky children. :D

  4. Pretty sure I never got food like this when I was a wee one! Defo think you should consider the cookbook idea!

  5. Copper would love chickpeas, and so would the child in all of us.

  6. Sylvia loves chickpeas so I must try these (though I don't like coriander so might try parsley) - it is so good to find recipes that everyone in the family loves

  7. I'm making a salad this week, these should go on top.

  8. They're like baby falafels, yum!

  9. Love those MidEastern flavors, Jacqueline!

  10. Yum! Lucky Cooper to get such delicious meals. I'd love these for lunch with a nice big salad.

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  12. Sounds like a lovely meal. Just the type of comfort food I enjoy. Lucky Cooper to have such a good cook for a mom.

  13. Kinda like falafels. Yum!! and so easy. thanks!

  14. Your son is very lucky to have you cooking such delicious meals!

    I will definitely give these a go, they are probably a lot healthier than the deep fried version I make from Jo Pratt's book and I'm sure even more delicious for it!


  15. I love these, so healthy and delicious!

  16. I'm not surprised Cooper loves these, they sound delicious.

  17. First time into your blog through Lisa's Kitchen...simply loved it...you are in my blog list..
    You have a beautiful collection of healthy and delicious recipes...
    The chickpea patties looks awesome..will soon give it a try..

  18. It has been too long since I made chickpea patties! These look so good, I am going to definitely make them soon!

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  20. I have just made these lovely burgers for tea, they were fab with baked potatoes, salad and homemade coleslaw. I will definately be making these tasty treats again.
    Thank you for the recipe Jacqueline
    Best wishes
    Lisa xx

  21. Hello! Do you know, I made something like this for my boy recently and they were a hit! And I'm sure you have been reading my updates on how seldom hits occur. Everyone should try this recipe, it's nutritious, easy for self-feeding,not messy and yummy. X

  22. These sound really really delicious. Will make them today.


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