Chickpea patties are great for vegetarians who want to have their burger and eat it. Tasty, nutritious, healthy, full of fibre…the list of why these patties have to be a regular part of your diet is endless!
400g can chickpea, drained and rinsed
1 medium potato, boiled
1 medium onion, diced finely
½ cup chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon corn flour (this helps bind all the ingredients together. Alternatively, you can use one beaten egg.)
1-2 green chillies, diced (optional)
Salt to taste
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together and mash roughly.
Step 2: Form into eight medium patties or six large ones.
Step 3: Chill for about 10 minutes.
Step 4: Bake in a medium heat oven for about 10 minutes or brush with a little oil and pan fry until golden brown on both sides (three to four minutes). You can also grill the patties on the barbeque, cooking for three or four minutes on each side.
Serve with a salad or make into a chickpea burger with a bun and salad.
Note: Measurement of spices in this recipe is based on freshly ground spices. Add an extra half a teaspoon if you are using packaged ground spices.