Chickpea Patties with Mango Chutney Recipe

Whip up these protein-rich chickpea patties for a healthy hamburger alternative. These patties are bursting with Indian flavors from a blend of spices.

From "The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection"
July 2018

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    These chickpea patties can be prepared and stored hours before you plan to cook them, saving you time and stress running around your kitchen.
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    “The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection” by Robyn Webb shows readers how to transform classic comfort food recipes into hearty, nutritionally balanced meals. The book provides nearly 100 recipes that are diabetes-friendly and delicious!
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Total Hands-On Time: 26 min

Preparation Time: 12 min

Cook Time: 14 min

Yield: 4 servings

In The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection: 9 Essential Recipes You Need To Create 90 Amazing Complete Meals, Robyn Webb shows readers how to transform go-to dishes into diabetes-friendly meals. Webb provides nearly 100 nutritionally balanced recipes, which includes Baked Ziti, Shrimp Stir Fry, Classic Beef Stew, and more! The book also includes a meal-planning section and step-by-step plans to master every dish included in each chapter. The following excerpt is from Chapter 1, "Burgers."

My chickpea patties first made their appearance in the pages of Diabetes Forecast magazine. We received so many compliments about this recipe that I want to share it again. Similar in flavor to falafel, but with an Indian flair, these can be prepared, placed on a plate, covered, and refrigerated hours before you plan to cook them.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne
  • pinch sea salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/3 cups whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole-grain buns, toasted (optional)
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 lettuce leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the celery, red pepper, parsley, and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add in the curry powder, cumin, cayenne, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper, if desired, and remove from the heat.
  2. Puree the chickpeas in a food processor or blender, adding a little water, if necessary. Pulse until you have a coarse puree. Add the chickpeas to a bowl. Add in the vegetable mixture, egg, and breadcrumbs and mix well. Adjust the seasonings with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.
  3. Form the mixture into four patties. Heat the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Add the patties and brown on both sides for about 5 — 6 minutes per side. Add the patties to toasted whole-grain buns and top with tomato, lettuce leaves, and mango chutney, if desired.


  • Calories: 310
  • Calories from fat: 90
  • Total fat: 10.0 g
  • Saturated fat:
  • Trans fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Potassium: 460 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 45 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10 g
  • Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Phosphorus: 225 mg
  • Exchanges/Choices: 2-1/2 Starch; 1 Non-starchy Vegetable; 1 Protein, lean; 1 Fat

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Excerpted with permission from The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection, by Robyn Webb. Published by the American Diabetes Assocation, © 2016.