- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1 carrot
- 2 shallots
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
- Salt & pepper
- Ground Cumin
- Cayenne Pepper
Drain and rinse the chickpeas and put them into a food processor with all the spices, salt and pepper. Slightly pulse for a rough and chunky paste. Stir in the carrot, shallots, egg, and breadcrumbs until evenly mixed.
Time to get your hands dirty and make those burger patties then pop in the fridge for 10-15mins to help harden them into shape (I use this time to clear up).
Heat the frying pan, add oil (I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil) then fry in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side on a medium heat until looking golden and delicious, then drain on kitchen towel. You may choose to grill/oven bake however beware this method dries the burgers out substantially.
Top with sliced grilled Halloumi or melted Mild Cheddar for added flavour.
I like to serve with slices of tomato, gherkins and mayonnaise in a pitta bread or with a side salad.