Chickpea Potato Samosa Burgers with Mint Chutney

Updated: Oct 26



If you're meal planning and looking for easy, nutritious and delicious then you need to add these burgers to your menu. We love the samosa appetizer you get at Indian restaurants — you know, the yummy deep-fried kind that is stuffed with peas and potatoes. However, as you probably know, they are for limited consumption since they're fried. But they are so good! This samosa-flavored burger tastes very similar to the samosa appetizer, however, it's much healthier since it's baked and doesn't have the fiberless pastry dough wrapped around the veggies inside. Add a nice dose of mint chutney on top and you'll have yourself a fabulous homemade Indian meal!



Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes (10 minutes to boil potatoes and 30 minutes to bake the burgers)

Makes: 8 patties


Ingredients

  • 2 cups potatoes, cubed for easy boiling

  • 1 cup chickpeas (either homemade or canned)

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews

  • 1 cup minced cauliflower*

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 Tbsp curry powder

  • 1 Tbsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)


*yellow or green summer squash works well as a substitution for cauliflower. Use 1 cup of grated squash to replace 1 cup minced cauliflower.



How to make

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large saucepan, add the potatoes and enough water to cover them. Heat on high and boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  3. Meanwhile, in a grinder or food processor, grind the cashews into a fine meal consistency.

  4. Once the potatoes are cooked, add them and the chickpeas into a large bowl. With a potato masher or fork, mash the potatoes and chickpeas until about 3/4 of the chickpeas are mashed. It's okay to leave the rest whole. The potatoes should be fully mashed (helps the burger stay together).

  5. Add the cashews, cauliflower (or grated summer squash), green onion, cilantro, curry powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne, if using. Mix together all of the ingredients.

  6. Fold the flax egg into the mixture.

  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  8. With a spoon, scoop out enough of the mixture to fit into your palm and form into a burger patty then place each one on the baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 15 minutes, (very carefully!) flip the burgers and bake for an additional 15 minutes.



Mint Chutney


Ingredients

  • 1/2 packed cup mint

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 small garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno

  • 2 Tbsp avocado

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 tsp salt

How to make

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Blend until a pesto-like consistency (tiny pieces of mint will remain). Taste for additional flavors of your choice (more lemon, salt, garlic, etc).


I hope you enjoy these! You could also add mango chutney, pickled onions (tried this too and it was really tasty on top of the burgers!), homemade vegan mayo or coconut yogurt (yum!) on top. Let me know what you think and any toppings you added and loved!



Also, consider serving these yummy burgers with Cooling Cucumber Raita — or a combo of the raita and chutney!





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