Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers

The pumpkin season is going strong, but somehow I’m not that much into all those sweet pumpkin treats. However pumpkin is the staple piece in the autumn table, so I decided to try a little something more savory instead. And first thing coming in my mind was a burger. I mean, who doesn’t love burgers? At least I’m a big fan, and the beet falafel burger is the most read recipe on the blog so far. So that pretty much sums it up: Burgers are the thing.

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This version made with yellow pumpkin, earthy chickpeas and a mixture of warming spices, is the perfect combo for your fall barbeque, a game night dinner or just to that cozy get-together with your friends. I like to serve mine with homemade gluten free oat rolls, lots of fresh veggies and pickles.

Hope you love it! Here are the instructions:

The Burger Patties
(makes approx. 9 thick patties)

1 cup grated yellow pumpkin
1 can (400g) chickpeas
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp salt-free curry powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground coriander
salt & pepper to taste

2 flax eggs*
3-4 tbsp brown rice flour

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and grate the pumpkin. Transfer to a fine-mesh strainer and press out as much excess liquid as possible. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a food processor fitted with an s-blade, blend the rinsed chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves and all the spices until an even paste comes out.
  4. In a large bowl mix the grated pumpkin with the chickpea-mixture, flax eggs and brown rice flour. Stir well to combine. Add a bit more flour, if the batter comes out too wet.
  5. Form the batter into 8-10 even-sized balls and flatten until about 2 cm thick patties. Bake about 30-35 minutes and remove from the oven.

Serve with your favorite buns, I used these homemade gluten free wholegrain oat rolls. Stuff with lots of fresh veggies, pickles, different sauces, etc. and enjoy! 🙂

*How to make a flax egg? Mix 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds) with 2 ½ tbsp water, let set for five minutes.

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Thanks for reading, happy Saturday! 🙂

x Ella

@ellalunamaria

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