Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chickpea Burger Patty

I was hooked to Honey bunches of oats cereal for everyday breakfast.  Finally I decided to come out of it and tried oatmeal variations and then tried this Chickpea  patty.

Preparation Time - 5-8 hrs (for soaking)
Cook Time - 30 mins
Makes - 8-10 patties

Measurements & Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas (chana/Kabul kadale) - 1.5 - 2 cups
  • Carrot(grated) - 1
  • Onion - 1 (cut into small pieces)
  • Green Bell Pepper(capsicum) - 1 (cut into small pieces)
  • Boiled and mashed potato or Bread Crumbs or Wheat flour or Maida - less than 1/4 cup
  • Other vegetables of your choice(optional) - corn, cabbage, green peas etc
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Red chili powder - 1.5 tspns
  • Cumin powder - 1 tspn
  • Amchur powder(optional) - 1/2 tspn
  • Salt
  • Oil

Soak the chana dal in water for 5-8 hrs and then boil it with some salt for about 3-4 whistles in pressure cooker.  Once the Pressure cooker is cooled, drain the water and let the chana cool for some time.  Later grind the chana without water or minimal water.  You don't want a paste here.  It has to be semi ground.  The texture should still be rough and not like a paste.

Take it out in a large mixing bowl and add all the chopped vegetables, salt, red chili powder, amchur powder, jeera powder, coriander leaves, 2 tspn oil and mix well.  Here I have also added corn as I had in my freezer.  To get the mixture to bind well add the boiled and mashed aloo or any of the flour.  Just add enough to get the binding.  If you add too much, the taste of the flour will be prominent, which we do not want.

Now make balls out of the
mixture, and flatten it like
patties or cutlets. 

Heat a griddle or tawa and
shallow fry them on both sides with some oil.

Once they are cool, you could freeze them in zip lock bags and thaw them whenever needed.

 Serve the Chickpea Patty with either Burger Buns or regular bread.  Also, you could slightly toast the bread before you add the patty.

You could serve the patty with lettuce, onion, tomato ketchup or any addition of your choice.

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