Joe Wicks’s Indian spiced chickpea burgers

Taken from Joe Wicks's brand new book Joe's Family Food, this recipe for healthy chickpea burgers with cauliflower raita make for a fun family supper that everyone can get involved in.

This is a burger with an East meets West difference – they are made from chickpeas, spiced with curry paste and served with a healthy dollop of cauliflower raita and a slathering of mango chutney. The recipe is one of 100 tasty dishes from new cookbook Joe's Family Food.

  • Total time

    30 minutes

  • Prep time

    20 minutes

  • Amount

    4 (2 adults and 2 small children)

  • Ingredients
    • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas – drained and rinsed
    • 3 tsp shop-bought curry paste (korma works well)
    • grated zest of 1 lemon
    • 10g coriander – stems finely chopped and leaves roughly chopped
    • ½ red onion – finely chopped
    • 80g breadcrumbs
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil
    • 300g cauliflower
    • 150g natural yoghurt
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • 10g mint leaves – finely chopped
    • salt and pepper
    • 4 burger buns toasted
    • 4 tbsp mango chutney
    • 4 lettuce leaves
    • 4 tbsp shop-bought crispy fried onions
  1. To make the burger mixture, place the chickpeas, curry paste, lemon zest and fresh coriander in a food processor and blitz until the mixture comes together. If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the mixture with a fork instead. Mix the red onion and breadcrumbs into the chickpeas and shape into 4 patties. 
  2. To make the raita, shave the raw cauliflower with a mandolin or sharp knife into thin slices and place in a bowl. Mix together the yoghurt in a bowl with the lemon juice and mint, season to taste with salt and pepper and fold into the cauliflower. 
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the burgers and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown on both sides. 
  4. Assemble the burgers by spreading the base of the toasted buns with mango chutney, then topping with the lettuce followed by the chickpea patties. Pile the cauliflower raita on top of each burger and sprinkle with the crispy fried onions. Place the bun lids on top and squash down a little with the palm of your hand to serve.