Curried Chickpea Patties - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

Curried Chickpea Patties

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients
If you like falafel, you will love these tasty curried chickpea patties. They have tons crunch and flavor, but they’re not deep-fried. You can eat them straight from the pan or make them ahead...


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, chopped, about ½ cup
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder


For the yogurt sauce:

  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Facts


316 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


40 g


8 g


9 g


18 g


540 mg


  1. Combine chickpeas, onions, garlic and eggs in a food processor. Blend until the mixture has the texture of a chunky hummus, leaving some large chickpea pieces.
  2. Transfer the chickpea mixture to a large bowl and combine with the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Form into 4 patties or 12 small patties if you want to eat in a pita pocket. The mixture should be very wet to ensure a moist patty, but if you are having trouble forming them, stir in more breadcrumbs- 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the yogurt sauce. Taste for seasoning and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop the patties into the pan with space in between. Do this in batches if necessary. Cook for 5 minutes, then carefully flip and cook the other side for another 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Serve on a warm bun or pita pocket with the yogurt sauce.

Chef Tips

These patties will keep in the fridge for 3 days. If you freeze them, let them gently defrost in the body of the fridge for 3-4 hours until soft, or run cold water over the bag until the patties are soft.

Heat them up either over a medium low heat in a lightly oiled skillet, or loosely wrapped in foil in a low oven, or on a glass or ceramic plate in the microwave.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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