Elsy's Chickpea Burger


Amazing taste and quick to make. I serve these on an open toasted wholemeal bun with guacamole on top.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 36 mins
8 patties


  • 2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

  • water to cover

  • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves and stems

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 3 tablespoons chickpea flour

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ cup vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Place the chickpeas into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Drain water from beans and transfer beans to a pot; cover with water. Bring water to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Cool beans until easily handled.

  3. Combine chickpeas, cilantro, eggs, garlic, chickpea flour, tahini, coriander, salt, cumin, and chili powder in a blender; blend until well mixed but still chunky. Form mixture into patties.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; fry patties until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.