Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Curried Chickpea Patties

Veggie burgers of all kinds rank high on my list of favorite foods. This book has 11 burger recipes, and the "Curried Chickpea Patties" is the 6th one I've tried so far. Who knew that eating burgers could be so fun and healthy, and with seemingly endless varieties? These burgers are a blend of sautéed onion, chickpeas, bread crumbs, vital wheat gluten (giving it both chewiness and acting as a binder), and spices. The curry is incorporated into the patties, and also into vegan mayonnaise that is spread on the buns. The amount of curry isn't overwhelming, and even my husband who isn't overly fond of curry found the amount to his liking. To keep these oil free, simply omit the oil when sautéing the onions, and use a non-stick skillet to brown the patties (again, omitting the oil called for in this step). Find (or make) an oil-free mayonnaise, use whole grain burger buns, and you will not find a healthier burger meal anywhere! (Note: I had to add a little veggie broth when combining the burger ingredients in the food processor as the mixture was a tad dry. Also, I got six burgers from this instead of four, but this is probably personal preference - I prefer a thinner burger.)

No comments:

Post a Comment