Potato & Chickpea Vegan Burger

Potato and Chickpea Burgers with Caramelized Onions | Vegan-friendly


Potatoes are very versatile and are used in so many dishes. They pair well with cauliflower, chickpeas, soy, legumes, lentils, and the list is endless. I used a combination of potatoes and chickpeas for these burgers, they turn out really good. I am not using any binding agent in these because starch from potatoes does the job very well. Combined with flavorful spices they turn out delicious. These burgers are vegan friendly.

The Magic of Potato and Chickpea Burgers

Potato and chickpea burgers are a fantastic alternative to traditional meat burgers. The combination of mashed potatoes and chickpeas creates a rich, creamy texture that is both hearty and satisfying. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with protein and fiber, making these burgers not only delicious but also nutritious.

The star of this burger is the caramelized onions. Slow-cooked until golden and sweet, they add a depth of flavor that complements the potato and chickpea patty perfectly. The contrast of the savory burger with the sweet onions creates a mouthwatering experience in every bite.

Health Facts:

Potatoes: As versatile as they are; they are naturally a good source of vitamins and minerals (cooking method and preparation does affect those). Being a staple food in many households; this root vegetable contains antioxidants, improves digestive health, and is gluten-free.

Chickpeas: As amazing as it tastes; chickpeas are high in protein and are an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan dishes. They are packed with impressive nutrients. They are helpful for weight-loss as they keep the appetite under-control and reduce calorie intake in meals.

Quick Tip:

I boil potatoes in the microwave. It’s easy and super quick. Chop potatoes; soak them in some salted water and microwave. Adding salt in the water adds a lot more flavor to the potatoes and takes away the bland taste from it while cooking. You can use this trick for any recipe.

chickpea patties

Potato & Chickpea Vegan Burger

Potato and Chickpea Burgers with Caramelized Onions

This delicious potato and chickpea burger with caramelized onions is easy to whip up in 10 mins and will make you feel like you have a full meal:)
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course, Vegan
Cuisine: Indian-Inspired
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 595kcal
Author: Gurleen


  • 1 cup chickpea washed and strained
  • 1 cup potato boiled
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp dry mango powder
  • coriander
  • 6-7 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 baby bells optional topping
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach optional topping
  • 7-8 burger buns



  • In a bowl; add boiled potatoes and boiled chickpeas and mash them. I like to keep chickpeas a bit chunky since they taste good that way but if you prefer to mash it completely, go ahead.
    1 cup chickpea, 1 onion
  • Add salt, pepper, cumin powder, minced garlic, chili powder, dry mango powder, and chopped fresh coriander. Mix well to combine.
    2 cloves garlic, Salt, 1 Tbsp Black pepper, 6-7 Tbsp oil
  • Make round patties with the mixture and roll them on breadcrumbs to coat evenly. Put the mixture in the fridge for about 30 mins to rest and absorb the flavors.
  • Chop onions lengthwise. Saute onion for about 5 mins till caramelized on medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and saute for a couple of mins.
  • In the same pan; add 4-5 Tbsp oil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add patties and cook for 3-4 mins on each side.


  • Heat the burger buns in the same pan. Place the pattie, add onion and bell pepper mixture on it. Top with some spinach and your favorite sauce. I used cilantro dip instead of any sauce.
    1/2 baby bells, 1/2 cup baby spinach




Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1.442IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 6mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @herbs_n_garlic or tag #hngchamps!

Vegan Burgers

Potato and Chickpea Burger’s hearty texture, rich flavor, and nutritional benefits make them an excellent choice for any occasion. So next time you’re planning a barbecue, packing a picnic, or simply looking for a new dinner idea, give these veggie burgers a try. Enjoy the delicious combination of potatoes, chickpeas, and caramelized onions, and savor the flavors of a truly great burger.

You can store the patties in a ziplock bag; In the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for about 3 weeks. I hope you enjoy these amazing homemade burgers. If you do try them, please make sure to share photos and tag Herbs_n_Garlic on Instagram. Leave comments if you want me to make something of your choice. 

More Recipes To Try!

  • Oven-Baked Chicken Burger Recipe
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burger
  • Flavorful Tandoori Chicken Naan Burger Recipe
Excited? Need more ideas; Follow ⇒ Herbs_n_Garlic for new recipes, snacks, drinks, and more!



2 thoughts on “Potato and Chickpea Burgers with Caramelized Onions | Vegan-friendly”

  1. Wow, I can't wait to try this, just went through the ingredient list and I have all the ingredients! Thank you Gurleen for sharing this recipe!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Scroll to Top