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3 August 2013

Mushroom and Chickpea Burgers

These burgers are a slight adaptation from a BBC good food recipe which I served up with sweet potato fries. I used dried chickpeas in this recipe which usually need to soak overnight. A quick way to soak them is by boiling the chickpeas for 2 minutes, then taking off the heat and leaving to soak for an hour. After the hour bring them back to the boil and cook for a further 60 minutes. 

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 closed cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp medium curry paste
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp mango chutney
  • 250g chickpeas 
  • 6 tbsp soy yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  •  sweet potatoes (1 per person)

  1. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork and cook for 10 minutes in the microwave.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan and cook the mushroom, garlic and red onion for 5 mins. Mix in the curry paste and lemon juice & cook for 2 mins.
  3. Cut the potatoes into chip sized pieces, place on a baking tray and grill on medium until slightly crispy.
  4. Use a potato masher or  hand blender to mash the chickpeas in a bowl, leaving a few chunky pieces. Add the mushroom mix and 1 tbsp mango chutney, then shape into 4 patties. Fry in the remaining oil for 3-4 mins on each side until crisp and browned.
  5. Mix the yogurt with the cumin, place this and the mango chutney onto the plate.
  6. Serve up the burgers & fries and enjoy! Cassidy xx