781- Veggie Chickpea Burgers / فطائر الحمص بالخضر

Apr 18, 2020 | Appetizers

Prep time :

20 minutes

Cook time :

3 minutes

Serves :

12 small patties

Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

For the burgers:

400 grams (14 oz.) canned chickpeas

1 medium carrot, peeled and grated

1 zucchini, grated

1 garlic clove, grated

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon coriander powder (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil for cooking

 

For the yogurt sauce:

125 grams (1/2 cup) unsweetened plain yogurt

2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions :

Step 1: Preparing the chickpeas burgers

1- Drain and rinse well the canned chickpeas. Make sure to keep the chickpea water for other recipes.

2- Place the chickpeas in a food processor, add the grated garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, coriander powder, and mix coarsely all the ingredients. 

3- Using an absorbing cooking paper, squeeze the grated zucchini to remove the excess of water. 

4- Put the chickpeas mixture in a large bowl. Add the carrot, zucchini, fresh parsely, the whole wheat flour, and mix using a spatula until the mixture is well combined.

5- Divide the chickpea mixture into 12 equal portions and shape into small patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6- In a large pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, and cook the chickpeas patties for 3 minutes on each side.

7- Remove the chickpeas burgers from the pan and place them on a piece of an absorbing cooking paper to remove the excess of oil. 

Step 2: Preparing the yogurt sauce

8- In a small bowl, add the unsweetened plain yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and mix well with a spatula until well combined.

9- Serve the veggie chickpeas burgers warm with the yogurt sauce and a salad.

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