Chickpea burger with pitta bread and tomato chutney


Chickpeas are a convenient and very cheap source of protein. Serve with a whole wheat bread to complete the nutritional balance. Mash ingredients together with a fork if you prefer a textured burger.

Approx price: £2.03 or 50p per portion

Servings: 4

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 400 g chickpeas
  • 2 teaspoon garlic puree
  • 0.5 teaspoon dried chilli
  • 25 g almonds
  • 8 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.5 teaspoon coriander
  • 0.5 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 4 pitta bread


  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor, except for the carrots, egg and breadcrumbs
  • Blitz for 2 – 3 minutes or until the ingredients are blended but not too smooth.
  • Grate the carrot. Add the carrot and egg and half the breadcrumbs. The mixture should not be wet
  • Blitz for 1 minute. Divide mixture by 4 or 8. Shape into burgers. Coat with a little of the breadcrumbs. Place in a fridge for at least 10 minutes
  • Heat a little oil in a shallow pan. Fry the burgers on both sides. Place in a hot oven for 10 minutes to cook through or place in a microwave for 3 minutes
  • Serve hot in a warm pitta bread pocket with tomato chutney and salad ingredients, or vegetables that you have in your store cupboard