Joe Wicks’ Indian spiced chickpea burgers with cauliflower raita & mango chutney

Everyone will love this delicious, easy-to-make and healthy meal that the Body Coach serves up for his own family.

chickpea burger
Andrew Burton


400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tsp shop-bought curry paste (korma works well)
Grated zest of 1 lemon
10g coriander, stems finely chopped and leaves roughly chopped
1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
80g breadcrumbs
1 tbsp coconut oil

300g cauliflower
150g natural yoghurt
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
10g mint leaves, finely chopped salt and pepper

4 burger buns, toasted
4 tbsp mango chutney
4 lettuce leaves
4 tbsp shop-bought crispy fried onions

  1. To make the burger mixture, place the chickpeas, curry paste, lemon zest and fresh coriander in a food processor and blitz until the mixture comes together. If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the mixture with a fork instead.
  2. Mix the red onion and breadcrumbs into the chickpeas and shape into 4 patties.
  3. To make the raita, shave the raw cauliflower with a mandoline or sharp knife into thin slices and place in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the yoghurt with the lemon juice and mint, season to taste with salt and pepper and fold into the cauliflower.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium heat, add the burgers and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Assemble the burgers by spreading the base of the toasted buns with mango chutney, then topping with the lettuce followed by the chickpea patties. Pile the cauliflower raita on top of each burger and sprinkle with the crispy fried onions. Place the bun lids on top and squash down a little with the palm of your hand to serve.

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