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Chickpea Burgers

What you need: 

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cup onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground curry or cumin
1 cup carrot, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini or peanut butter
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/3 cup chickpea or white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 lemon, juiced

What you do: 

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and sauté the onions over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, curry or cumin, and carrot; sauté for 2 more minutes.
2. Transfer to large bowl or food processor and add the chickpeas. Mash or process until mushy. Stir in tahini and parsley. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in the small bowl, then stir into chickpea mixture.
3. Flour your hands, shape mixture into 4 patties, and dust them with flour. Fry in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-low heat for 1 minute, until just beginning to brown. Flip, fry 2 minutes, flip again, and fry 1 one minute (2 minutes total per side). Splash with a bit of lemon juice and serve.
These are wonderful topped with hummus or baba ghanouj.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Chickpea or "gram" flour is available at any Asian supermarket and often from healthfood stores. Grinding chickpeas in a home grinder will burn out the motor. Ask me how I know this... :-[ unless you have something huge like a Vitamix or other power machine. Where I live, gram flour is stonkingly cheap anyway.

Oh geeze, thank you. My mom would have killed me if I broke her coffee grinder.

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Chickpea or "gram" flour is available at any Asian supermarket and often from healthfood stores. Grinding chickpeas in a home grinder will burn out the motor. Ask me how I know this... :-[ unless you have something huge like a Vitamix or other power machine. Where I live, gram flour is stonkingly cheap anyway.

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Oh boy I want to try this recipe so bad! Now with the chickpea flour... can I buy that or how would I go about making it? If I have a coffee gringer could I just take some dry chickpea's and make it that way?

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ok. so these are really really tasty. and they almost remind me of falaffels.
but one thing. i dont know if i made them too big or what mine burgers were soft. even after the frying.
maybe not enough flour? idk any suggestions?

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Quite good--I used the peanut butter version as I didn't have any tahini on hand...at first I thought the PB flavor was too much, but it grew on me and by the time I finished, I wanted more!  Once I had the beans and veggies pureed I just threw the dry ingredients right into the food processor, too, and that worked fine.  The burgers held together quite well--no need for any kind of binder.

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This is nice and easy. I put everything in the food processor even the carrots and the cooked onion. I did add a little egg substitute to bind it together.  ;)b

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can i use whole wheat flour? That's what I have in the house right now.

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