This Chickpea Burger with Curried Yogurt Sauce recipe creates a meatless burger, loaded with all kinds of goodies and slathered in a creamy curried Greek yogurt sauce. If you *think* you don’t like veggie burgers, this easy vegetarian burger recipe will totally change your mind.
Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2015. It was updated in 2021 with new photos, step by step photos and nutrition information.
Summer is totally burger season. They are pretty much the sandwich of the summer around here. My boys are meat lovers, that’s for sure. However, today I am sharing a veggie burger that even they loved.
It is so hearty and full of flavor.
It’s loaded with garlic, onions, chickpeas and cumin. It also doesn’t take very long to make. You can have dinner on the table in around 30 minutes give or take 5.
It’s so creamy and loaded with curry flavor that I think I might start putting it on all the things.
It’s pretty easy but let me walk you through it.
Make your sauce first, so that all of the flavors have a chance to meld. Refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it.
Then, you’re going to want to mash the chickpeas. I like to use a potato masher to do this. A fork would also work. If you want the burgers to be really smooth, you can also use a food processor, but I prefer them to have more of a chunky texture.
Next, mix in the remaining ingredients for the burgers: the garlic, onions, cumin, salt, cilantro, panko and eggs. Mix it well and then divide it into four portions and make into patties.
Next, dredge the patties in seasoned flour.
Then heat a small amount of oil in a large pan, I used about 1/4 cup. And pan fry the chickpea burgers until they are golden brown and warmed through. It was about 5 minutes per side.
To assemble the burgers: toast the buns if desired. Spoon some of the curry yogurt sauce on the bottom bun, place a chickpea patty on top, top with lettuce and more curry sauce (if desired). Serve immediately.
Because of the flour on the outside of the burgers these are best when pan fried in oil. It ensures they get that golden brown, crunchy exterior.
I actually had one of the patties for lunch the next day with a salad and it reheated nicely! Just warm it in a pan with the lid on, or even just 30 seconds in the microwave will do it. And bonus, the curry sauce is even better the next day!
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dinnerthendessertAugust 11, 2015 at 8:10 am
I love vegetarian burgers made of chickpeas! This saves me from going back to Trader Joes and getting theirs! Thanks so much it looks amazing!
Healing TomatoAugust 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm
I used to eat chickpea burgers in the past, but, they looked nothing like your burger. What a terrific recipe here and I love the jumbo photo. I can’t wait to try your recipe.
GwenAugust 10, 2015 at 10:53 am
I love chickpea burgers, so wonderful w tzatiki, I can’t wait to try this curry sauce!
KellyAugust 10, 2015 at 8:11 am
I love that it sounds like a great tasting burger AND it’s so reasonably priced to assemble!
MoniqueAugust 10, 2015 at 7:01 am
Hi!!! I love these so much. :) Chickpeas are truly the best. And the yogurt sauce sounds like it would be the perfect way to top a burger.
Rebecca P.August 10, 2015 at 4:28 am
What a great veggie burgers! Chickpeas are my favorite beans for making burgers!
Ramya MenonAugust 10, 2015 at 12:22 am
WOW! That’s an amazingly simple recipe! *runs to soak some chick pea*