Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Lentil and Chick Pea Burger

These little beauties don’t look that great, in fact they look a little bit like….never mind…but they taste amazing. They are super low in calories (about 150 + per pattie) – and I know this because AT and I were using Calorie King to track our eating…you put in the ingredients and portion size and hey presto. Thanks a million Calorie King – for helping me to lose weight and feel really guilty about every single thing I eat. I like to add some puree pumpkin to these patties, it gives it a nice sweetness but you could also add any number of delicious ingredients like harrisa paste, roasted capsicums, spinach leaves. I have been making these for years and you can even freeze it in portions for later use. They can be made into burger patties or rolled into small, bite-sized snacks. This recipe really comes alive when dipped or drizzled with tahini and sweet chilli sauce.

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Lentil & Chick Pea Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup tinned lentils (drained)

1 onion diced

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp garam masala

1 can chick peas (drained)

1 egg

fresh parsley and corriander, handful of each

2  cups breadcrumbs

big handful of toasted sunflower seeds

flour for dusting

Method:

Saute onion in pan with some oil

Add spices and stir until fragrant

Put chick peas, egg, onion mixture and half of the lentils and sunflower seeds in a processor. Process for until smooth (but not too smooth).

In a big bowl put all the remaining ingredients and the processed mixture. Mix.

Shape into patties, dust with flour and pan fry in a little oil.

Serve on toasted pide or ciabatta, with roasted capsicum and drizzled with tahini and sweet chilli sauce.

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5 thoughts on “Lentil and Chick Pea Burger”

  • Thanks so much for posting this recipe. They are delicious. I added crushed garlic to mine and blended in a big bowl with a stick blender, (only took 30 seconds). I took some to work and shared them with colleagues. They were a hit and I have a request for the recipe. Much appreciated and thanks for the reference to Calorie King too.

    • Hi Pauline, thanks for your comment. I’m so glad I’ve found another fan of this recipe (I can’t even remember where I got it now).You can even make them into mini-patties for a party snack, served with tahini and sweet chilli as dip. They also freeze well, after you’ve floured and pan-fried them, you just reheat in the microwave.

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