Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spicy Chickpea Burgers

We are blessed with many wonderful friends who taught us how to appreciate different cuisines. Through friends of friends, we got to know a girl from Queensland who happens to be a vegetarian. She came to visit us in Feb for two weeks-and being hosts, I decided to venture into the slightly unknown territory of vegetarian food.

I have to admit- I was buzzing with excitement as I accepted this challenge of having to satisfy our guest but at the same time to satisfy the meat loving hubby as well.

This was one of my creative ventures. Just something that I read out of several magazines but because I "can't be bother to look for the exact recipe" I re-created something from scratched. It wasn't too hard and I get to put my handsome food processor to work.

My own complain is that it is a tad too dry. I would have added perhaps one more egg or even more drops of oil to this mixture. The guest did not complain and every bit of the burger was finished.

And the hubby did not have a word of complain.

Spicy Chickpea Burgers (makes around 8-10 patties)
2 cans of chickpeas (or 1 cup dried and soaked overnight)
2 tsp of chili powder
2 eggs-lighted beaten 
1 tablespoon of cornflour
1-2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tsp of sesame oil
salt and pepper

Blend everything together. Shape with hands and panfry it both sides for around 3 minutes per side. Serve with toasted seeds bread and side salad!


Life for Beginners said...

Looks delish! (And I love anything spicy, hehe.)

very culinary said...

I love the chickpea! All those years I was a vegetarian, I would make chickpea burgers. Still love them even though I eat meat again.

tigerfish said...

Yes. Beans make perfect sense for vege patties. Can use black beans too, I think.

My Asian Kitchen said...

what a wonderful idea to use chickpea for vegetarian burger!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is definitely a healthy vegetarian dish! Looks good too.

Aimei said...

I'm sure it taste great! Since I love chickpeas. I only buy this when i went to watch movie :)

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