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Bean & Chickpea Burger

Who doesn’t love some junk food? Atleast I do and I have no problems in admitting that. But I make sure that I burn those calories by being regular to the gym. Touchwood my sugar levels are excellent now…as if I have reversed my diabetes type 2. So my point is…eat what you like in small quantities and never deprive yourself but be wise because if you won’t respect your body, your body won’t respect you.

There are healthy ways where you can satiate your urge of having junk food. We love burgers and I make these bean and chickpea patty burgers that are spicy, filling, healthy, and easy to make.




I usually plan things and prep things up so I don’t have to spend too much time while cooking. I soaked handful of chickpeas, kidney beans, and some black eyed beans in cold water overnight. And added a teaspoon of baking powder as well. Adding baking powder makes the beans softer and tender while cooking.

You can vary the combination; there are no exact measurements for this. I like the nutty taste of kidney beans so I add more of it and less of black eyed beans.  In the morning, I boiled soaked beans and chickpeas in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Also, you can use canned ones if you have no time or patience. Just make sure you drain them well.



Ingredients

(this will make five medium sized patties)

Boiled beans and chickpeas (mixed) 2 cups

Burger buns

Brown bread crumbs ½ cup

Eggless mayonnaise 1 tablespoon

Chopped white onion 1 small

Ginger & garlic paste ½ teasoon

Chopped coriander leaves handful

Chopped green chillies 2-3

Red paprika 1 teaspoon

Salt

Oil








Method

In a food processor, blend beans and chickpea together.

Add coriander, ginger- garlic paste, green chillies, paprika, and salt to the mixture. Pulse it one more time.

Heat a pan and pour few drops of oil and sauté chopped onion.

Add sautéed onion to the bean mixture.

Add mayonnaise and mix it thoroughly.

Refrigerate this mixture for ½ hour.

Heat a flat pan and drizzle some oil on it.

Take out the mixture and add bread crumbs to it.

Make patties from the mixture and fry it on both the sides.

Serve it on low GI burger buns with some peri peri sauce or ketchup and Dijon mustard…just the way you like it.

Comments

  1. Great idea for making veg burger isn't it.... Sure will give a try. can we make the patties and refrigerate it and use later....

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  2. Thanks all for such lovely comments.
    @Preethi, you can surely make patties ahead and refrigerate it.

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  3. Hi,

    I'll try those burgers for sure! Found you on indiblogger! do drop in at my blog wen u have the time to and give me a review on indiblogger on how u like it...will keep cuming back!

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  4. Looks perfect and love the cutlet. Great space.Do visit mine when time permits.
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  5. We love veggie burgers in our family and I truly appreciate what you have done here!

    US Masala

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  6. Mmm this looks delicious. I basically stopped eating "burgers" because I didn't want to spend all that money and waste packaging for the frozen ones. Now homemade seems to be the way to go both for taste and cost.

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  7. This is my first time here and I love these burgers.

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  8. Definitely a fan of veggie burger! This one looks gorgeous!

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  9. Looks delish - i love ur captures - photographing food is an art, and I think your recipes and pics are really great!:)

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  10. thats a very healthy burger indeed.....nice recipe

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