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.
Given that over 70% of India's population is vegetarian, they depend heavily on this legume amongst others to get their protein source met.
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.
- 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, but a food processor will work better)
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:)