Turmeric Chickpea Burgers | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

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Hey everyone, I’m going to be completely honest with you, I didn’t want to cook today. Alas, it’s #RecipeADayMay and cooking isn’t exactly optional right now. With that in mind, I looked at my recipe list and picked the easiest option I had. Today we’re having a little taste of India in the form of chickpea burgers. And I’m absolutely certain I made this decision because I wanted to order in today.  

This recipe is loaded with turmeric, which has so many health benefits including being an anti-inflammatory, improving the antioxidant capacity of the body and is claimed to help prevent heart disease. The downside? My hands are now stained a slightly orangey/ yellow colour.  

I know with these ingredients, I could have made a curry instead, but if I’m being truthful, anything that required stirring or monitoring was just too much effort tonight.  I’m opting to tell you how lazy I was feeling because it’s a common comment that people don’t eat as healthily as they’d like because they don’t have time or don’t have energy by the time their day ends. I got you. This recipe takes a couple of minutes to chop a few things, a minute or two in a food processor then you can put it in the oven and forget about it for 20 minutes and you’re good to go.  

I served mine with turmeric rice and some mango chutney. I really wanted samosas. Keeping it real…

Oh and I still had flour on my hands when I dished up and didn’t realise until I uploaded my pictures, so ignore that too…Keeping it really real today.

Chickpea burger

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and vegan.  

Prep time: 5-10 minutes  

Cook time: 20 minutes  

Serves: 4 burger patties 


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed then roughly dry them 
  • A red onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 
  • 1 red pepper, cut into large chunks 
  • 100g green beans, roughly chopped 
  • 4tbsp gram flour (you may need more or less depending on how wet your chickpeas are) 
  • 1tbsp turmeric  
  • ½ tbsp garam masala  


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.  
  2. Put all of the ingredients other than the green beans in a food processor and put on high until mixture is combined and smooth.  
  3. Then add the green beans and pulse a few times until they’ve slightly broken down but are still chunky.  
  4. Lightly flour your hands then split mixture into four and shape into burger patties.  
  5. Put them on the baking tray and place them on the top shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes until they’re starting to crisp on the outside but are still moist in the centre.  

Serve and enjoy! 

I know people often say when your entire plate looks beige or brown it means it isn’t healthy. Sometimes that’s not true. Do you like the sound of these burgers? 

Until tomorrow,  


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