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Vegan Curried Chickpea Burger (GF)

This Vegan Curried Chickpea Burger is super flavourful, hearty and filling and really nutritious. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword curried chickpea burger, vegan chickpea burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 486kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) coconut oil , divided (or sub olive, vegetable or rapeseed oil)
  • 1 (1 ) onion , diced
  • 1 (1 ) carrot , peeled and grated*
  • Handful (Handful ) of fresh coriander (cilantro) , roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) curry powder , to taste**
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of chickpeas , drained and rinsed
  • Salt + pepper to taste

To serve:

  • Burger buns (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Mango chutney


  • Heat up 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and add the onion, carrot and coriander once hot
  • Fry for around 10 minutes until softened
  • Add the curry powder and fry for a minute until fragrant
  • Meanwhile, use a food processor or blender (or hand-held blender) to whizz the chickpeas until smooth - you can leave the mixture a bit lumpy if you prefer to have a bit of texture
  • Add the cooked vegetables and mix well
  • Divide the mixture in half
  • Heat up another tablespoon of oil in the same frying pan
  • Use your hands to shape half of the mixture into a round patty and place straight into the frying pan
  • Repeat with the other half of the mixture
  • Cook on a medium heat for around 7 minutes, then use a spatula to 
carefully turn them over
  • Cook for a further 7 minutes on the other side, until slightly browned on both sides
  • Serve in burger buns with desired salad ingredients and sauces


*Other vegetables you can add:
  • grated courgette (zucchini)
  • sweetcorn
  • green peas
  • finely chopped pepper
**If you’re making these burgers for children and you don’t want to use curry powder because it’s too spicy, you can substitute it with ground cumin or turmeric.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5150IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 6.3mg