Chickpea and Lentil Patty
I love a good patty, and find them great ways of including high protein legumes into diets, such as this recipe with the lentils and beans. You can have it as the centre of a burger but I also like them on the side of a salad, with a drizzle of good chilli sauce and some tahini.
¼ cup Olive oil
1 teaspoon Cumin
3 Garlic cloves, diced
1 bunch of Dill, chopped
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
400 grams Lentils, cooked or from a can
400 grams Chickpeas, cooked or from a can
3 tablespoons Tahini
100 grams Breadcrumbs
¼ cup of flour – whatever one you prefer.
In a fry pan, on low heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the onion, garlic and spices for a few minutes, mixing to keep from burning.
Mash together the ingredients apart from the breadcrumbs and flour, leaving some texture to the mash ( rather than blending totally - this is a key I have learnt re making patties work!) Add breadcrumbs into the blended mix afterwards.
Shape into patties. Dust down the sides of the patty in a flour.
Heat in a fry pan, cooking both sides until golden, for around 5 minutes per side.