1 cup of chickpeas soaked in water over night
1 fresh onion sliced
2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
1 carrot peeled and cut to pieces
½ cup chopped fresh Cilantro
1/3 cup green peas
1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked in water (10-20 min)
2 tablespoons of ground oats
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 -2 green spicy chili finely chopped
2 garlic cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Drain the chickpeas peel them and add to blender with the fresh onion, garlic, carrots and fresh cilantro. Blend till you get a coarse mixture. Empty the contents of the blender to a bowl and add all the other ingredients (green peas, soaked chia seeds, ground oats, coriander, cumin, turmeric, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and mix. If the mixture is loose add more ground oats until you get a mixture you can form patties with. Make the patties with a uniform thickness of about 1 centimeter.
To cook the patties you can choose to either bake the patties in a preheated oven on a lightly greased baking tray for about 15 to 20 minutes or fry them in a non stick skillet with about 2 tablespoons oil for 6 patties. Heated oil well and fry until golden on each side and repeat till you have fried all patties.
Peal and finely chop the tomatoes. Mash the garlic cloves to a paste. Place the tomatoes in a bowl and add the mashed garlic, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste. As for the chili adjust it to the spiciness of your preference.
Use lettuce leaves instead of bread to make the burgers, serve along with the fresh salsa