Chickpea Patties with Yogurt Sauce

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When you need a satisfying—and quick—dinner, these crispy chickpea patties are an easy answer. Serve with a tangy yogurt sauce.

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen 30 Minutes Suppers.


2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup diced white onion
2 Teaspoons garam masala (original is 1 tsp.)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 egg
1/2 Cup toasted bread crumbs
1/2 Cup sour cream
3 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
Pinch of salt

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 Cup Greek yogurt
1 cup shredded or chopped cucumber
1 Tablespoon cilantro
1/2 lemon, juice only
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1) For the yogurt sauce, seed your cucumber and then grate it through a box grater into a colander. Add a sprinkle of salt and let the cucumber sit for 10-15 minutes.

2) Dice other yogurt sauce ingredients and combine with cucumber. You could make this in advance.

3) For patties, toast breadcrumbs in a dry pan for five minutes until they are lightly toasted. (optional)

4) Whisk together eggs, garam masala, oil, and a pinch of salt.

5) Add your drained chickpeas to a large bowl with the diced onions and mash them with a fork or masher. You could also pulse them lightly in a food processor.

6) Stir the egg mixture and breadcrumbs and other ingredients into the chickpeas and mix well.

7) Form eight even-sized patties with the chickpea mixture.

8) Cook patties in a pan with a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side. They should be nicely browned on each side.

9) Serve the patties with the yogurt sauce.

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