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Broccoli and Chickpea Bhaji Burger with Indian Style Salsa and Raita

Prep time 15 mins, cook time 25 mins

Serves 4

Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Suitable for Freezing



for the Burger

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 250g broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 90g gram flour
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander stalks and leaves chopped

for the Indian Style Salsa

  • 4 large vine tomatoes chopped
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 carrot cut into fine strips
  • 1 bunch coriander chopped
  • 1 lime juice and zest

For the raita

  • 375g vegan Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

to serve

  • 4 vegan burger buns
  • Salad leaves


  1. To make the burgers: Heat half of the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the shallot for 3 minutes until just beginning to soften.
  2. Add the broccoli to the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Sprinkle over the curry powder and turmeric and cook for 1 minute. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place the chickpeas into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until quite smooth, but retaining a little texture. Place half of the chickpea flour into a small bowl and combine with 4-5 tbsp of cold water to produce a smooth paste.
  4. Add the broccoli mixture to the mashed chickpeas along with the chickpea flour paste. Stir gently until combined.
  5. Sprinkle some of the remaining gram flour onto a board, divide and shape the burger mixture into 4 equal-sized patties, roughly 2cm thick. If you want to freeze the patties to cook at a later date, do it before coating with gram flour at this step.
  6. For the salsa: Place all of the salsa ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  7. To make the raita: Add the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  8. To cook the burgers: Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the patties and cook for 10- 12 minutes, or until golden and cooked through, turning halfway.
  9. To assemble: Serve the burgers in a toasted burger bun with salad leaves on the base and a spoonful of raita on top. Serve the Indian style salsa on the side.

Nutrition per serving

491 kcal
















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