Curried Lentil Burgers
Curried Lentil Burger Recipe

An Indian spiced veggie burger made with spinach and hearty green lentils

Author: Tony Bailey
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Frozen Spinach
  • 1 Cup Green Lentils
  • 1/2 Cup Red Lentils
  • 3 Cups Water or Stock
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seed toasted & ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1 Medium White Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger freshly grated
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Pretzels
Instructions
  1. Cook the spinach and press out any excess water, set aside to cool

  2. Cook the lentils with water over medium heat in a covered saucepan, about 20-25 minutes

  3. While the lentils are cooking, use a skillet to toast the cumin seeds and then grind them in a mortar & pestle (or use ground cumin)
  4. When the lentils are done, mash them lightly with a potato masher and add the cumin and curry powder

  5. In the same skillet, cook the onion for 5 minutes over medium in 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. When it starts to turn translucent, add the garlic & ginger and cook 5 minutes more
  6. In mixing bowl, beat eggs. Allow the onion mix, spinach and the lentils to cool before adding them to the eggs
  7. Once cooled, add the onion mix, then the spinach, then the lentils to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  8. Pulse pretzels in a food processor, mix gradually into the bowl until you have a good burger-like texture
  9. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out handfuls of the mix and form into about 12 patties.  Cook 4-5 minutes per side