Chickpea patties

Serves 4 - 6

A delicious meat-free meal, high in insoluble fibre to support gut health

INGREDIENTS
1 can of drained chickpeas (or you
can cook from dried)
1 tsp curry powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1 egg
1/2 – 1 cup breadcrumbs
1 spring onion
Handful of coriander (chopped)
Squeeze of lemon/lime
2 cups mashed kumara
 
METHOD
1. Roughly mash chickpeas with fork, add curry powder, cayenne, egg, breadcrumbs, spring onion, coriander, lime, mashed kumara and mix well.
2. Combine 2 Tbsp of mixture, roll and then flatten out to make a patty.
3. Heat oil in pan over medium heat, cook patties 2-4min per side.
4. Serve on wholegrain bun, top with sliced tomato and cucumber and salad greens.
 
Hint: mix 1 pottle of greek yoghurt + bunch of mint + 1/4 garlic together to make a base dressing.
 
The Benefits
When you are focusing on the health of your digestive system, chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) have long been valued for their high fibre content.
 
Chickpeas are a very versatile legume and have a nutty, buttery like starchy texture. 
 
Popular in Middle Eastern and Indian foods, chickpeas are used in mainstream dishes such as hummus, falafels and curries.