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.
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
- Preheat the oven to 190°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Put all of the ingredients other than the green beans in a food processor and put on high until mixture is combined and smooth.
- Then add the green beans and pulse a few times until they’ve slightly broken down but are still chunky.
- Lightly flour your hands then split mixture into four and shape into burger patties.
- 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?
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