Quick Chickpea Burger
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm)|
|Ginger||1 Teaspoon, grated|
|Bread slices||2 Medium|
|Burger buns||8 Medium|
|Tomatoes||2 Medium, slice|
|Mayonnaise||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Put the chickpeas in a food processor along with shallot, garlic, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of mustard, some grated ginger some sandwich bread, salt and pepper process for a few seconds. Remove 3 spoonfuls of the mixture and keep it aside in a separate bowl.
2. Process the remaining mixture until even consistency perfect. Once done blend the 2 mixtures together stir well.
3. If you want the traditional stripes on the patty, use a grill pan, put it on the heat until very hot. Make the patties in the meantime. Take a spoonful of chickpea mixture and shape into a patty. Make them as evenly shaped as possible.
4. When the pan is hot, arrange the patties and fry until golden brown on both sides.
5. Spread the mayonnaise on each side of the buns, the salad followed by patty. Top with tomato and other half of bun and serve.
If you are using dried chickpeas soak them for at least 10-12 hours.
For canned chickpeas add a couple of tablespoons of breadcrumbs, because canned chickpeas are a bit watery and the addition of breadcrumbs will absorb the moisture
This recipe is great not only for vegetarians, but also to get your kids to eat legumes, since they're usually a little bit reluctant.
Legumes and chickpeas in particular are high in calories
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18 g28%
Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56.3 mg18.8%
Sodium 479.6 mg20%
Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.4%
Dietary Fiber 12.9 g51.5%
Sugars 11.3 g
Protein 20 g39.3%
Vitamin A 7.8% Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 16.1% Iron 32.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet