Spiced Lentil & Chickpea Patties With Mango Salsa

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Portions: 4 


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ bunch coriander
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup wholemeal flour
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil Mango salsa

Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango, chopped in 1cm cubes
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • ¼ bunch coriander, chopped

To Serve:

  • One small pita bread per person
  • Salad or vegetables (see ‘Basics’ recipes)


  1. Place a fry pan onto medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onions. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, turmeric and cumin and cook for a further 2-3 minutes while stirring. Place into a food processor, leave to cool.
  2. Add chickpeas, lentils, coriander, eggs and seasoning into the food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer mix into a bowl, add flour, combine and form into 8 patties.
  4. Place fry pan onto medium heat, add vegetable oil and panfry patties on both sides until golden.
  5. Meanwhile, toss together salsa ingredients. Set aside.
  6. Serve patties with salsa and one pita bread per person and salad or vegetables (see ‘basics’ recipes).
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