Meat free Mondays just got tastier! Ditch your beef burgers and whip together this delicious vegetarian pattie packed full of flavour. With a chickpea base and a hint of curry powder, you won’t regret making the switch.
Here are a few ways we love to eat these patties:
- As a burger patty alternative
- With some stir-fried veggies and some brown rice on the side
- Over Summer, these are great with a fresh salad and a greek yoghurt dressing (mix some mint in with greek yoghurt – trust us!)
Kumara and Chickpea Patties
- 1 tin chickpeas 240 grams, drained
- 2 medium orange kumara peeled
- 1 small red onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch chilli powder or chilli flakes
- 1/2 cup coriander fresh and chopped
- 3 tbsp flour
- Place the peeled kumara on a plate and pierce with a fork or knife. Pop into a microwave and cook on high for 10 minutes.
- Dice the onion and fry in a pan on medium heat with a dash of oil. After a few minutes, add the crushed garlic and continue cooking for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Add the curry powder, salt and chilli and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Remove from heat.
- Drain the chickpeas and rinse with water. Roughly mash them in a medium bowl with the back of a fork.
- Once the kumara is soft all the way through, remove them from the microwave. The next step has two options:a) Slice open long ways and scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash until softb) As the skin is already off, mash the entire kumara into a bowl
- To the mashed kumara, add the the mashed chickpeas, onion mixture, coriander and flour. Mix well.
- Take spoonfuls of the mixture and create patties (similar to what you'd put in a burger).
- Clean the frying pan and heat some oil with a little butter. Fry the patties on each side until golden brown.
Written by Billie Turei
An environmental goddess who loves to spend her weekends drinking wine and perfecting her Master Chef skills, this little foodie can callback any 90’s hip-hop jam and obscure pop-culture references. You’ll usually find Billie eating Thai food and heading off for impromptu road-trips with her squad.
Favourite food to cure a hangover: Hash browns. All of them.