Mushroom and chick pea burgers

Of the few food blogs that I am currently following, Frugal feeding is a fav…healthy, veggie (a large number at that) and cheap…you cant help but like it. Browsing through the older entries, I found this original burger recipe that immediately caught my eye. So I started out trying to follow the recipe, but along the way, in an attempt to get rid of a few left overs in the fridge and to make it slightly as per my taste, I think I modified it a bit. It turned out nice anyways. Thanks for the inspiration Frugal feeding.

chick pea n mushroom burgers

Chick pea n mushroom burgers

 

Ingredients

8 – 9 chestnut mushrooms, 300 gms grinded chick peas, 1 seeded bread, 2 green chillies, 3 garlic cloves, a knob of root ginger, 1 cup rocket leaves, I cup chopped coriander,  ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric, ½ cumin powder, ¼ tablespoon chilli powder, salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

  1. Blend together the mushrooms, seeded bread, green chillies and garlic in a food processor. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Now, blend together the chick peas, ginger, garlic, coriander and rocket leaves. Add to the above mushroom mix.
  3. Add turmeric, cumin powder, chilli powder (if adding), fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix the ingredients together to form a dough-like lump.
  5. Divide into small lumps. Roll them in your hands and then press lightly to form burger shaped cutlets.
  6. Bake in the over at 210⁰C for 50 minutes. Turn sides after 25 minutes.
  7. Serve sandwiched between 2 breads, along with mayonnaise, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced onions.

 

Try a tip

Try serving just the burger cutlets with green mint chutney, salad and grated cheese.

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