Day 3 BM #56 -
I love to make burgers at home as both my older kid and the other adult at home love them. To make them happier I served the burgers along with Potato fries.
This time I made the burgers, the vegan way, taking inspiration mostly from the Vegetarian times and a few other places. I felt that the addition of walnuts gave a definite crunch to the patties. I was tempted to give these patties an Indian touch with some spices but held back as I thought these best represent the food from USA.
For the Patties -
Whole Red Lentils / Whole Masoor Dal 1/2 cup
Steel Cut Oats 1/4 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Spinach, chopped and blanched 1 cup
Walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup
Garlic, grated 1 tsp
Salt, Pepper, Paprika as needed
Olive Oil 1 tsp + more to shallow fry the patties
For the Burgers -
Burger Buns 6 nos
Any vegetables preferred (I used onions, tomato, lettuce and cucumber, jalapenos)
Any Condiment preferred (I used Mustard, Spicy tomato sauce)
For Fries -
Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup
Salt and Pepper as needed
Method Of Preparation -
To Make The Lentil Patties -
Cook lentils and oats with adequate water. (I pressure cooked with just enough water).
In a heated pan, add oil and saute onion and garlic. Add in the blanched spinach and walnuts.
Sprinkle, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix well and set aside.
Mash the lentils and mix in with the spinach mixture and let it cool for a few minutes.
Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Make patties using each of the portions.
Grill/shallow fry each of the patties. and set aside.
Assembling the Burgers -
Toast the buns, arrange the patty, vegetables and sauces as needed and enjoy.
To Make Fries -
Peel and wash the potatoes. Slice them into thin sticks.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the potato sticks until they are golden brown.
Remove and drain onto paper towels.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on the fried potato sticks and enjoy.
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Preparation Time 30-40 min
Makes 6 burgers