Chickpeas is a key ingredient in Indian cuisine. It is made into curries, various snack dishes, different varieties of street food, flat bread and much much more.

Approximately over half of India’s population is vegetarian, they depend heavily on this legume amongst others to get their protein source met and have created numerous delicious recipes with this legume.  I have seen first hand the many creative and different ways how chickpeas has gone from a bland legume to a dish that’s unrecognizable and delicious and so satisfying.

Below is one such recipe I created, inspired from street food in India. It’s easy to make and very tasty. Give it a try and you will keep making this again and again.

Vegetable & Chickpea Patties

I love using chickpeas to create a vegan or vegetarian burger, as they are high in protein and are easy to digest by most people. This is a very satisfying meal that I serve with a side of greens and guacamole. You can also eat it as a snack with some yogurt or eat it as a vegetable burger.
I like to soak my chickpeas the previous night, wash well in the morning and then cook it in a pressure cooker or instant pot. However, if you are strapped for time use canned chickpea, make sure to wash the canned chickpeas well and drain before using.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pan frying 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 166 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • knife
  • skillet
  • spatula


  • 1 large cup steamed & chopped broccoli
  • 1 large cup steamed & chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 5/6 pods of fresh garlic
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or 2/3 fresh red chillies depending on how spicy you like it
  • Himalayan salt to taste


  • Blend all of the above on low speed in any blender (I use my Vitamix food processor, but you can use a blender on low speed as well, be carefull not to overblend though)
  • Form into patties
  • Pan fry with a little avocado oil or any raw cold pressed vegetable oil
  • Serve with a green salad and a side of guacamole!


Tip: can use any vegetables available at home


Nutrition Facts
Vegetable & Chickpea Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3580IU72%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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