Chickpeas Burger

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This is a very delicious and healthy burger preparation. For this burger I have used chickpeas/ garbanzo beans (chole/ kabuli chane) for the patties which are a very good source of protein. Instead of frying I have just cook the patties in very little oil on the flat griddle.  Use whole wheat buns instead of regular white buns to make this yummy burger even healthier… Chickpeas burger could be a very good option for the lunch boxes …..


(makes 8 mini burgers)

For Cutlets/ patties:

  • Chickpeas(chole )1 cup
  • Onion 1 medium
  • Green chilies 2
  • Grated ginger 2 tsp Finely chopped
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Chaat masala ½ tsp
  • Garam masala / kebab masala ½ tsp
  • Salt 1 ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Lemon juice 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp

For Burgers:

  • Round mini burger buns 8
  • Butter 2-3 tsp
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Cucumber 1 -2 small, sliced
  • Tomato 1 medium, sliced
  • Onion , peeled off and sliced

Sauce to taste

  • Dijon mustard sauce
  • Mayonnaise sauce
  • Tomato Ketchup

Method of preparation

For Cutlets/ Patties:

  1. Clean, wash and soak the chickpeas overnight in 3 cups of water.
  2. Add  salt and boil the chickpeas (chole) until they get tender. If you are boiling the chickpeas in the pressure cooker, it takes around 20-25 minutes to get them tender. Take 2-3 whistles.
fried vegetables for cutlet
boiled chickpeas
  1. Peel off, wash, and finely chop the onions. Remove the thick stem, wash, and finely chop the green chilies.
  2. When the chickpeas are boiled leave them on the strainer for 5 minutes to remove the extra water. This water is so very healthy so please do not discard it. You can use it in lentil preparation or in dough making or may be in your soup etc…
  3. Now mash well the chickpeas. In a bowl take mash chickpeas, chopped onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, grated ginger and all the spices and mix well.
mashed chickpeas with other ingredients of patties
  1. Make 8 flat patties ( tikkies) of this chickpeas mixture.

chickpeas cutlets
chickpeas cutlets/ tikkies
  1. Heat a flat non stick griddle , grease the griddle with little oil and palce all the cutlets on that.Cook from both the sides.

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cutlet after 5-6 minutes of frying
  1. Fry the tikkes on medium heat from both the sides. It takes about 10-15 minutes to fry/cook the tikkies.
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Chickpeas cutlets after about 10 minutes cooking

To serve the burgers..

  1. Cut the salad in slices and set in a plate.
vegetables cutlets
  1. Cut the burger buns from the middle to open the buns.
  2. Heat the griddle or tawa, apply a little butter on both the sides of the bun and fry .
  3. Now apply a fine layer of your favorite sauce (mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise or may be all three!) on the inner side of the bun. Set a lettuce leaf, on top of the bun. Now put a cutlet (tikki), and top with sliced tomatoes, onion, and cucumber.
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Delicious and healthy Chickpeas burger is ready to serve.

Serve delicious garden fresh burger with world famous French Fries.

vegetables cutlets

Some Tips/ Suggestions

If you do not count the calories and want to make restaurant style chickpeas cutlet/ patties dip the flat patties in the flour paste and roll it on the bread crums. Shallow or Deep fry the patties. For Pictures please see Garden Fresh Burger.

If you like, a slice of cheese can also be kept in between the bun.

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