Curry Chickpea Veggie Burger With Cilantro Mint Chutney [Vegan, Gluten Free]

Say hello to the best chickpea veggie burger ever! I may be biased, but trust me – this burger checks all the boxes. It’s flavorful, hearty, easy to make and even grillable. Plus, it’s full of plant-based protein, veggies, and is 100% gluten free and vegan.

When it comes to veggie burgers I prefer them to taste like veggies and beans, not like “fake meat” or many of the unusual flavors of the processed store-bought varieties, so if you feel the same way, this burger is definitely for you! This curry-inspired recipe is crafted with whole, nutrient-rich ingredients. With spices like curry powder, paprika, ginger, and garlic, the end result is a bold and vibrant aromatic burger that will delight your tastebuds. I have made this for picky eaters, meat lovers, and veggie-burger-haters, and the feedback is unanimous: DELICIOUS.

curry chickpea veggie burger

One of the challenges with homemade veggie burgers can be achieving the right texture. Because they’re usually made with moisture-rich vegetables, they can oftentimes end up too soft, mushy, wet in the middle, crumbly, or lacking flavor. I think I can safely say that is not what any of us are searching for! After lots of recipe testing and experimenting I have can finally say I have achieved the perfect veggie burger texture! The result is meaty, hearty, stable enough to hold its own on a bun, and bursting with flavor. Because of its firm, burger-like texture, this recipe can be pan seared, grilled, or my favorite option: baked!

What Toppings to This Chickpea Veggie Burger

The cilantro mint chutney is my topping of choice for this curry-flavored burger, as it serves as a bright and refreshing contrast to the earthy, bold and robust burger, but there are many other great additions. For example:

How to Serve

Don’t let the word “burger” limit the creative possibilities with this patty! Quite the contrary, the possibilities are endless. Some other ways to enjoy this delicious burger are:

  • Lettuce Wraps: Serve in lettuce leaves instead of a bun for a lighter, low carb option
  • On Top of a Salad or Nourish Bowl
  • Pita Wrap: Wrap in a tortilla or pita for a grab and go lunch
  • Tofu Scramble: Add to your morning tofu scramble for a nutrient rich breakfast
  • Rice Bowls: Crumble over rice with sautéed veggies
vegan chickpea veggie curry burger

Curry Chickpea Veggie Burger With Cilantro Mint Chutney [Vegan, Gluten Free]

A bold and flavorful curry-inspired burger made from chickpeas, veggies, and gluten free oats
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean burger, chickpea burger, vegan burger, veggie burger
Servings: 6
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Veggie Burgers

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 C cremini, portobello, or white mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 14 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 C gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2 TBSP curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 C cilantro
  • 1 TBSP tamari, soy sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 2 TBSP chili garlic sauce
  • 3 TBSP ground flax seed

Cilantro Mint Chutney

  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 C cilantro
  • 1/2 C mint
  • 2 TBSP ginger
  • 1/4 C unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Toppings

  • red cabbage, chopped
  • pickled onions
  • tomato
  • lettuce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly spray with olive oil and set aside.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of water or olive oil. Add in onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add in mushrooms, carrots, and jalapeño and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked veggies to a food processor and add in remaining ingredients. Pulse until well combined, but not pureed. It is important to NOT over mix as you do not want a wet mushy mess. It is ideal to still have some chunkiness to your mixture! If it is a little too wet, add additional oats 1 TBSP at a time.
  • Form patties (6) by rolling into balls and flattening between your palms. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients for chutney to a blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste.
  • Serve as desired with recommended toppings.
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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

 

 


BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

So you’re not vegan or vegetarian? No problem. You will still 💯 L O V E this dish. Clinton, a KC native-meat eating-BBQ lover, went back for seconds and said it could even fool most meat lovers! 🙌🏼 If that doesn’t talk you into making this bomb BBQ Pulled Jackfruit ASAP, idk what will! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Check this super easy 20 min recipe below ⬇️

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 can green jackfruit, drained and rinsed

  • cayenne

  • paprika

  • salt and pepper

  • 1/2 C vegan paleo BBQ sauce like Tessemae’s

  • GF hamburger bun

 

Directions

1. Sauté 1/2 small red onion and 2 shredded carrots in EVOO in a cast iron skillet until tender.
2. Add 2 minced garlic cloves.
3. Rinse and drain one can of @traderjoes green jackfruit. Pat dry and pull apart with fingers into shredded pieces. Add to skillet.
4. Season with cayenne, salt, pepper, and paprika.
5. Add in 1/2 C or more of @tessemaes vegan paleo BBQ sauce. Stir to combine and heat through.
6. Serve on an @udisglutenfree bun with coleslaw (recipe below) and a side salad.

Cabbage Jicama Coleslaw

Ingredients

  • purple cabbage

  • jicama

  • celery

  • green onion

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 lemon

  • dash of maple syrup

1. Slice purple cabbage, jicama, carrots, celery, and green onion.
2. Make dressing out of 2 tbsp @followyourheart vegan mayo, 1 tbsp @bragglivefoodproducts apple cider vinegar, 1/2 lemon juiced, and maple syrup to taste.
3. Toss with sliced veggies.