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Recipe: Curry Spiced Chickpea Burgers

OT493683LI am often looking for a quick and easy lunch without needing to go to the store.  Since I usually have some type of canned beans on the shelf, I decided to come up with a curry spiced chickpea burger.  I have since made them with different variations, noted below.  These are delicious and a great change  up from the typical black bean burger.

Curry Spiced Chickpea Burgers
1 can chickpeas, drained and mashed
1 onion, grated
1 summer squash*, grated
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1/2 cup gluten free oatmeal
1 egg**
1-2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
salt and pepper
olive oil
butter

Sauté the onion, squash, and garlic in a combination of butter and olive oil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix into mashed chickpeas and add curry powder and garam masala. Taste for seasoning. Add more curry or garam masala if necessary.
Once seasoning is right, mix in egg and oatmeal.
Form 4 patties and cook on medium heat in butter or olive oil until solid and browned.  Time will vary based on thickness.  Can also be baked in the oven if preferred.

Serve with your favorite burger toppings although chutney is an excellent topping.

* Can use zucchini, potato, or carrot, all grated instead of summer squash.
** Can use a vegan egg (water and ground flax or water and ground chia) to make the recipe vegan.