I like meatless burgers.
While some carnivorous folk may raise an eyebrow at me, I honestly find them to be tastier than their beefy counterparts.
And also – sometimes ground beef gives me the heebie-jeebies. I’ll be halfway through eating a beef burger and my mind will suddenly say, “Nope. You’re not eating this anymore. Tomato and lettuce burger for you, friend.”
I learned about chickpea burgers from watching an episode of some Rachel Ray show. I’ve put chick peas into many a curry, which is why when I was challenged by Pataks to create a madras curry dish for the summer, I thought about a curried chick pea burger.
Smothered in ketchup and perhaps topped with a sinful processed cheese slice… oooh… this was going to be good.
- 1 can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tsp (or more, depending on your taste) of Pataks Madras Curry Paste
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- In a food processor, pulse the first four ingredients until you have a thick paste
- Shape into four patties and place on four small pieces of parchment paper (easier to transfer to the grill or fry pan)
- In a large frying pan (or on a grill pan) heat up oil
- Fry burgers for 5 minutes on one side, and then four on the other - watch carefully to ensure it doesn't blacken
- Serve with your favourite toppings!
If you were to try to grill these – although I think they’d do better on a cast iron pan, rather than a grate – chilling them for 10-15 minutes in the fridge would help them stay together.
And if you’re a spice lover, add some more curry paste to the recipe! I liked the mild curry, but those who love heat with their chickpeas can go wild with this recipe!
Looking for more summertime recipes with some spice? Check out Good Korma – Pataks‘ Tumblr blog. And don’t forget to visit them on Facebook and Twitter!
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Krista @ the happy housie
These look awesome Tara! I’ve been having semi-vegetarian tendencies lately too and will definitely give these a try. Do you think it work to freeze the patties so you could make a bunch ahead of time?
These look delicious! I am always looking for new meatless meal ideas so I will definitely give them a try. Pinning, thanks for sharing!
Visiting from the Share the Wealth blog hop
I’ve never thought of chickpeas for burgers. And I agree, veggie burgers are tastier that reg beef burgers. I went vegan just about a year ago and am trying to expand my horizons on food and this is perfect, minus the egg of course! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday link up. 🙂
I love black bean burgers, and I can’t wait to try these for something different! They look great! 🙂
Amy@ A Cup Full of Sass
I love chickpeas so I am so making this! Looks amazing! Pinning to our #mondayfundayparty Pinterest board! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom
Who would have thought of a chickpea burger (you, I guess). What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with Share The Wealth Sunday!
I love chickpea/bean burgers, but never thought to make curry ones. I love curry recipes too. Pinning this to try it sometime! Thanks for sharing!
Lou Lou Girls
Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Thank you so much for sharing! I appreciate it!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
An awesome vegetarian alternative! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
Life With Lorelai
I have to admit – I often prefer the taste of vegetarian dishes over some of the more meaty ones. Thanks so much for having me at your party! 🙂
Heather @GeminiRed Creations
Perfect for those looking for a non-meat option for a summer cookout. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 6/7/15
Thank you so much for visiting and for having me! 🙂
Thanks for the recipe and sharing at the party! Hope to see you again soon. Pinned & shared. Featuring
Thank you so much for sharing, Theresa! I appreciate it! 🙂