Mouthwatering Middle Eastern Style Chickpea Burgers

These are inspired by the many types of Moroccan patties, fritters, and burgers I have seen over the years.  The rich taste and colours of Middle Eastern dishes just blows me away.  I have created these with all these flavours and colours in mind, and heart. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.  They’re very easy to make, which is a great bonus !  I served mine in pitta bread, with my homemade yogurt and tabbouleh.  ENJOY !

Makes 8-10 burgers (depending on size)

 

INGREDIENTS

1 14oz (400g) tin chickpeas, washed and drained

2 slices brown bread, processed into breadcrumbs

2 spring onions, or 2 red shallots, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic, or ½ tsp granulated garlic

2 Tbsp fresh parsley, or fresh coriander (cilantro)

1 Tbsp tahini (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here)

¾ tsp ground cumin (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here)

¾ tsp ground coriander (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here)

¾ tsp garam masala (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here)

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

sea salt to taste (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here)

1 tsp either egg replacer (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here), flaxseed (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here), wheat gluten (available in the US from here, and in the UK from here), or other thickener of your choice

METHOD

  1. Process the parsley in your food processor until very small, then add the onion and garlic, and also process these until chopped small.
  2. Now add half the chickpeas, and half of the breadcrumbs, together with the tahini, egg replacer or thickener, all the spices, salt, and lemon juice. Process these until a semi-sticky ball is formed. Then transfer this ball to a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, add the remaining chickpeas to your processor, and process for a few seconds – just enough to break them down a little, but still leaving them intact. Then add them to your ball, together with the remaining unprocessed breadcrumbs.  This way you should have a dense ‘paste ball’, with some form from the breadcrumbs and the chickpeas.
  4. Shape again into a large ball – it shouldn’t be too sticky, but dense, dust with flour if you wish and cover it with cling-film.  Let it rest in the fridge for an hour (or you can leave it in the fridge overnight for use the following day).
  5. Remove from fridge, shape into patty burgers, and fry until golden on each side.
  6. Serve in hot pitta bread, with grated carrots, and vegan plain yogurt, with a tabbouleh salad.  Enjoy !

 

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9 Responses to “Mouthwatering Middle Eastern Style Chickpea Burgers”

  1. Marina Says:

    Hi, Miriam! This looks amazing and I would really like to give it a try. But I was wondering is there any substitution for breadcrumbs. Oats maybe? Thanks!

  2. Miriam Says:

    Marina Hi there, I suppose you could try a combination of oatmeal and any other absorbing cereal of your choice, if so, let me know how it all goes. Enjoy ! 🙂

  3. lee silverstein Says:

    I AM A NEW VEGAN AFTER BEING A VEG FOR YEARS.I AM ALSO A NO SALT PERSON AFTER HAVING A HEMORHGIC STROKE.FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS I AM EXCITED ABOUT YOUR FOOD THANKS TO YOU.TH MAG IS LOVELY BUT BECAUSE OF MY POOR COMPUTER SKILLS I HAVE LOST IT AND CAN NOT GET HELP FROM THEIR SITE.MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME.WITH MUCH APPRECIATION,LEE SILVERSTEIN.I MADE TOU FAB VEGIE BURGER AND AM GOING TO MAKE IT AGAIN

  4. Miriam Says:

    Lee Hi there and welcome here. Worry not, you have my word, we will sort you out – just give us a day and check your emails later today ! 🙂

  5. Joe Says:

    Hi Miriam
    I need a good “sausage” recipe. Which would you recommend?
    Thanks u s-Sena t-Tajba.

  6. Miriam Says:

    Joe Hi, I would recommend you purchase Linda McCartney’s sausages – they taste delicious and are vegan. Most supermarkets stock them in Malta (by all means phone first) – they are to be found in the freezer section and come in a box of 6. They make great breakfast sausages, they can be baked and B’qued too ! Best your way and Happy New Year to you too Joe ! 🙂

  7. Sarlizelle Says:

    I lurve these! I serve them with grated carrot, vegan mayo, green salad, peppers, all stuffed into the pitta bread: delicious!

  8. Miriam Says:

    🙂

  9. Herc Says:

    Thank you, the article is great.

    “My main hope for myself is to be where I am.”
    Woody Harrelson said , in an article i read here:
    http://animal-welfare.org/famous-vegan-celebrities-woody-harrelson/
    Celebrities can lead more people into veganism and cruelty-free lifestyle in general.
    What do you think about that?

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