Mushroom & chickpea burgers

Mushroom & chickpea burgers

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
High in fibre and low in fat, these veggie burgers with spiced yogurt are the healthy way to enjoy fast food

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal271
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.13g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 250g chestnut mushroom, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • zest and juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 85g fresh wholemeal breadcrumb
  • 6 tbsp 0% Greek yogurt
  • pinch ground cumin
  • 2 mixed-grain muffin or rolls, toasted and halved
  • 2 plum tomato, sliced
  • handful rocket leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the mushroom, garlic and spring onion for 5 mins. Mix in the curry powder, lemon zest and juice and cook for 2 mins or until mixture looks quite dry. Tip out onto a plate to cool slightly.

  2. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the chickpeas in a bowl, leaving a few chunky pieces. Add the mushroom mix and the crumbs, then shape into 4 patties. Fry in the remaining oil for 3-4 mins on each side until crisp and browned.

  3. Mix the yogurt with the cumin. Place half a muffin on each plate, then spread with the yogurt. Top with the burgers, a few slices of tomato and a little rocket.

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Comments (37)

tonyb1964's picture

Nice and simple supper. I added a finely choped red chilli to this and it gave it a bit of a kick.
Great with homemade chips and a green salad!

mcemmabell's picture

Made these, and they were really tasty - but I added two tbsps of plain flour to bind them a bit better. I would say adjust the spices to your taste. :)

rusc01's picture

Lovely burgers - had them whilst on a diet when the family were having a barbecue. Much nicer than I had expected. Everyone else wanted one too! Delicious.

sarah2468's picture

These are my favourite - they freeze really well too. Time consuming to make but well worth it!!!!

lhea-ibiza's picture

ummm....if you want a Falafel burger - great! At that size and cooking in a plan I found the texture unpleasant! Maybe thinner and in the oven would be better - but might as well have a falafel then!!

goldsmiths's picture

This recipe is great, tastes good, is filling and really healthy and low fat. Just great!

Julesworthy's picture

I really dislike this recipe. The burgers don't stay together well at all, and they taste solely of curry powder. Using lovely chestnut mushrooms was a complete waste for this recipe. Maybe if chilli, your own selection of spices and more cumin was used in the mayonnaise it could be more enjoyable, but I would not make these again.

chris1979's picture

A great taste but definitely needs an egg to bind together as my attempt fell apart in the frying pan.

manly49's picture

Thanks to the comments from the readers, I added an egg to bind the mixture, as well as twice the curry powder, and a small dried chilli. It worked really well, was good and spicy but not overpowering. We had them without the burger buns, so I also added the cumin to the mixture. I added the beaten egg with the breadcrumbs, mixed well into the chickpea mixture, and left it for about 20 mins. before shaping them into burgers. The result was great, and was greatly appreciated by my son and my husband, who loved them. I've made them again since, with as much success and appreciation.

youngcooksophie's picture

This is a brilliant recipe, the burgers held their shape when I cooked them, and although there are many variations on this dish I found this one the best out of them all!
However, I added more curry powder and cumin, as I didn't think it had quite enough spice in it. The lemon complimented it beautifully.

libby0's picture

I am sorry to say this was the worst recipie I have tried. I found it really hard to mash the chickpeas, I think they need a food processor. The mixture did not bind together well and the whole thing was very fiddly and time-consuming. The burger may have been nice, but added to a wholemeal muffin and fat free yogurt mega errryukkkkkk, nobody finished their dinner and I had worked sooo hard :(

alfie1's picture

Loved this recipe and will definitely make them again. I also added quite a bit of curry powder as we do like spicy food and the burgers cooked really well and held their shape.

camrob79's picture

Just did these, they held their shape very well and my hubby & myself just loved was a healthy lunch.

lindaburdett's picture

I found the burgers did not hold their shape and kept collapsing so I put the whole of the mixture into a flan dish and baked it in the oven. When I make them again I will add some egg to bind the mixture together. I added cumin seeds whist frying the onions and I also added more curry paste.

cloclo's picture

what is the texture like? I find the falafel burger recipe way too mushy, so wondering if this would be better?

kimblebeebum's picture

Ive been eyeing up this recipe since I first saw it in the magazine and finally made them today.

They were wonderful, nice texture and the addition of the lemon really lifts them up. I added a little more curry powder though as I like spicy food. I was also a little dubious about the cumin yoghurt but it complimented it nicely and balanced the heat, Although I did add a scant teaspoon of cumin over the pinch stated in the recipe as I could hardly taste it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very good texture and they held their shape very well during cooking but not too much taste. I think they needed some spice in the mixture to give it a kick. I served with a spicy chutney to pep them up a bit.


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