Veggie Burger - Step by Step

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Servings 
6-8 patties

A healthy burger that doesn't compromise on taste, this is the kind of burger that you would have happily without missing the meat!! ;)

Ingredients
2
small onions, chopped
1
big bell-pepper, chopped
4 tbsp.
sweet corn, drained well
1
carrot, grated
4
green chillies, chopped
(or to taste)
2 tbsp
oil
juice of 1 lemon
2
big potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed roughly with a fork
4 tbsp.
instant oats
4 tbsp.
breadcrumbs
(might need more)
4 tbsp.
black beans, boiled and drained
1
small egg, lightly beaten
4 tbsp.
chopped fresh coriander
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
1 tsp.
cumin powder
1 tsp.
paprika or red chilli powder
salt to taste
oil for frying patties
Instructions 

Heat the oil, add the onions and fry for a minute, add ginger and garlic pastes. Then add the green pepper, chopped green chilli and sweet corn. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add the grated carrots, stir them in and turn off the heat. The veggies need to be a bit on the crisp side, not mushy.

Once the veggies have cooled slightly, put them in a processor. Add the quick oats, all the spices, lemon juice and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Add the black beans and again pulse a few times. You don't want a smooth paste, just pulse enough times to combine everything nicely, the mixture should be chunky.

Remove from the processor into a bowl. Add the mashed potatoes and chopped coriander and mix, and then add the beaten egg. Mix it in, and slowly sprinkle the breadcrumbs a tablespoon at a time. Stop adding breadcrumbs when the mixture becomes easy to shape into patties. You might need more or less than 4 tbsp. depending on how moist your mixture is so adjust accordingly.

For vegetarian version, you can omit the egg. Although the patties will not be as fluffy and light without it, they will still be very yummy! :)

Shape the patties and place them on a plate, cover with cling film. Refrigerate for about an hour or two. You can even freeze them at this point, just wrap each one individually and freeze until you require them.

PIC 1:  This is how the patties should look

PICS 2 and 3:  When ready to cook them, heat some oil in a pan and shallow or deep fry the patties on both sides until nice and golden. For an extra crispy touch, press the patties gently one at a time on both sides in breadcrumbs, the crumbs will stick to the patties, dust off any excess crumbs before frying.

Drain and blot them well, then sandwich each patty in a lightly toasted burger bun with some salad/tomatoes/onions/mayonnaise...whatever combination you want.

Serve!! :)


Comments

admin_2's picture

Everything needs to be grinded, so if you have any other sort of grinder, use it. :)

Hie! I dun have a food processor...is there any other option?

admin_2's picture

Yes you can

Salaams sis thinkin of tryin this later except don't have any oats, are these necessary? Is there anything I could use instead?

JazakhAllah

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, oats help absorb the excess moisture and hold everything together. They also add a good texture and extra nutrients to the burger. You can leave them out if you don't have them, but if you can get them then I would recommend to use them.

Also could you use kidney beans instead of black beans?

admin_2's picture

Yes you can.

hi,can i add extra veg,like peas to taste.cos iwanna try dis for my kids who dont like a taste of veg.

Can these be cooked in the oven?

admin_2's picture

Yes they can.

Instant oats means not boiled oats right??

admin_2's picture

Not boiled.

Asalam-o-Alaikum!I just came across your website last month and have tried a number of recipes and MasAllah the results have been superb. However I have a few queries bot the veg patties. Can we use frozen vegetables and what should the quantity be and do they need to be sauted too ? While frying they broke off (although the taste was gud),I didn't use eggs (my daughter is allergic)so shud I use gram flour in its place?

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, thank you so much! I tend to avoid frozen veggies solely because they tend to release water as they thaw and that makes the patties a bit soggy so they fall apart more easily. And yes you can use gram flour in place of the eggs.

Mine break when shallow frying. Should I dip in egg and flour to prevent this?

admin_2's picture

It shouldn't break but sure you can dip in egg to prevent it from breaking.

salaam do we have to add black beans?

admin_2's picture

W/Salaam, it is a protein and helps hold everything together plus adds flavour.