Lentil and Chick Pea Burger

These little beauties don’t look that great, in fact they look a little bit like….never mind…but they taste amazing. They are super low in calories (about 150 + per pattie) – and I know this because AT and I were using Calorie King to track our eating…you put in the ingredients and portion size and hey presto. Thanks a million Calorie King – for helping me to lose weight and feel really guilty about every single thing I eat. I like to add some puree pumpkin to these patties, it gives it a nice sweetness but you could also add any number of delicious ingredients like harrisa paste, roasted capsicums, spinach leaves. I have been making these for years and you can even freeze it in portions for later use. They can be made into burger patties or rolled into small, bite-sized snacks. This recipe really comes alive when dipped or drizzled with tahini and sweet chilli sauce.


Lentil & Chick Pea Burger Recipe


1 cup tinned lentils (drained)

1 onion diced

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp garam masala

1 can chick peas (drained)

1 egg

fresh parsley and corriander, handful of each

2  cups breadcrumbs

big handful of toasted sunflower seeds

flour for dusting


Saute onion in pan with some oil

Add spices and stir until fragrant

Put chick peas, egg, onion mixture and half of the lentils and sunflower seeds in a processor. Process for until smooth (but not too smooth).

In a big bowl put all the remaining ingredients and the processed mixture. Mix.

Shape into patties, dust with flour and pan fry in a little oil.

Serve on toasted pide or ciabatta, with roasted capsicum and drizzled with tahini and sweet chilli sauce.



5 thoughts on “Lentil and Chick Pea Burger

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  2. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. They are delicious. I added crushed garlic to mine and blended in a big bowl with a stick blender, (only took 30 seconds). I took some to work and shared them with colleagues. They were a hit and I have a request for the recipe. Much appreciated and thanks for the reference to Calorie King too.

    • Hi Pauline, thanks for your comment. I’m so glad I’ve found another fan of this recipe (I can’t even remember where I got it now).You can even make them into mini-patties for a party snack, served with tahini and sweet chilli as dip. They also freeze well, after you’ve floured and pan-fried them, you just reheat in the microwave.

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