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Indian flavored Burger -- it holds up its shape on the grill and tastes amazing.


Servings

810 patties

Total time

50 minutes

Cuisines

American


Ingredients

  • ½ cup Masoor dal (Whole (brown lentils))
  • 1 oz 15 . cans Chickpeas (, (1½cups of fresh cooked chickpeas can be used instead))
  • 1 onion (Small , chopped (1 cup))
  • 1 red bell pepper (Small , diced (½cup))
  • 2 carrot (Medium , grated)
  • 4 cloves garlic (, minced)
  • 2 eggs (Large (I used 2tbsp flax seed meal whisked in 6tbsp water))
  • 2 tsps cumin (Ground)
  • 1 tsp coriander (Ground)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (Red (adjust per taste))
  • ½ cup mint leaves (, chopped)
  • ½ cup cilantro (leaves, chopped)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (Plain)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • to taste Salt


Method

  1. Cook lentils until tender either in the pressure cooker or in a sauce pot with lots of water. Drain any excess water and set aside.
  2. Heat 2tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook for 7~8 minutes or until the veggies are soft. Stir in garlic, cook for 1 minute and turn off the stove.
  3. Blend chickpeas, mint, cilantro, eggs (or flax egg), cumin, coriander, red chili powder, salt and pepper in food processor 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  4. Stir chickpea mixture, breadcrumbs, carrots and baking powder into lentils. Shape into 8~10 patties. Layer patties between plastic wrap and freeze.
  5. Preheat grill to high. Brush patties with oil and cook 6 minutes on each side.

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