Sunday, August 30, 2009
Curried Chickpea Burgers
This is another "revamp" recipe where I take a dish that I made a day or two before and turn the leftovers into a brand new dish. You remember the chickpea korma I made on Thursday? Well, it made a lot and after a few days I wanted it to be something else already. So after some thought, I decided to make curried chickpea burgers with the leftovers. The curry had a lot of sauce so I drained all that off and mashed up the chickpeas/carrots/cauliflower mixture that was left, added a few handfuls of breadcrumbs, a few tablespoons of whole wheat flour, a sprinkle of cayenne, dried parsley and 1/4 of a chopped onion. I put the mashed mixture in the fridge for a half hour for it to firm up a bit before I shaped them into patties. They were baked for 30 min. (flipped over halfway) in a 400 degree oven.
Oh my god, wow. These were perfect. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I served them in a hot pita with lettuce and a garlicky cucumber sauce (cucumber, garlic, vegenaise, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, parsley). It was so freaking delicious! Kind of like falafel with a kick of curry flavors.
Kind of blurry but here is my sandwich mid-bite. So yummy.