Mango & Ginger Chickpea Burger

Veggie burgers needn't be boring! With a little planning ahead, this recipe is sure to delight.

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  • Prep 20 mins
    Cook 15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • V Vegetarian
  • Medium

This curried chickpea and lentil burger served in a brioche bun and oozing with mango & ginger chutney might tempt even the most hardened of meat-eaters! One of the world’s oldest known legumes, chickpeas are packed with protein and are a staple part of Indian cuisine. Lentils are none-too-shabby either with lots of protein and vitamins. Make this recipe ahead to save time if entertaining and don’t be afraid to layer it up for Instagram appeal.

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 can green lentils
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • A handful of coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 4 brioche buns, sliced (or 2 buns if each person is having a double burger)
  • Geeta’s Premium Mango & Ginger Chutney
  • Rocket leaves
  • Green chilli, deseeded and cut into rings (optional)
  • Lime wedges

Method

  1. Place the onion in a bowl and cover with the red wine vinegar. Leave to pickle for 20 minutes
  2. Set some of the onion aside as a garnish and chop the rest into small pieces (or pulse several times in a blender if preferred)
  3. Add the oil to a pan and gently fry the onion and garlic until translucent
  4. Add the curry powder and chilli flakes to the pan and cook for a further minute
  5. Add the mixture to a blender along with the coriander and pulse a couple of times.
  6. Add the chickpeas and lentils and pulse until all the ingredients are chopped small and mixed, but not smooth. You can use a potato masher if you don’t have a blender.
  7. Add the gram flour, mix thoroughly and shape the mixture into 4 burger patties
  8. Pan fry each in vegetable oil until heated through and golden brown on both sides
  9. Using the grill or a griddle pan, toast the inside of the brioche buns

How We Serve Ours

Layer up your burger with rocket leaves, burger patties, a good spoonful of Geeta’s Premium Mango & Ginger Chutney, the set-aside onion slices and some green chilli. Serve on a wooden board with a ramekin of extra chutney and a wedge of lime.

And, of course, if one of our other chutneys happens to be your favourite, don’t worry! You’ll find this recipe works with any of our chutneys.