Lentil Curry Burgers

I may have perfected the Penny Parsnip Patty today.  Me and Dorothy (the food processor–we cook up a storm!) whipped these up this afternoon.  They’re my first lentil burger, and the first I’ve tried to make by machine.  It went well!  Give these a try:

Lentil Curry Burgers

Ingredients:

2 c cooked lentils, well drained (regular brown or green, NOT red)

1/2 c rolled oats

1/2 c cooked brown rice (use up those leftovers!)

1 medium onion, quartered

2 cloves garlic

1 Tbls curry powder

1/2 Tbls cumin

1 Tbls fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste (I used some Slap Ya Mama)

1.  Start by toasting the spices in a dry skillet over medium-high heat for about a minute, stirring occasionally, until they are fragrant.

2.  Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until you have a nice thick paste.  There should still be some small chunks.  Be careful!  A friend warned me recently that he over-processed some bean burgers and ended up with soup.  Alternatively, you could mash by hand, mincing the onion and parsley beforehand.

3.  Let the mixture rest for a few minutes, then shape into patties.  I make mine about 1/2 c in size. Much bigger than that and they fall apart when you flip them over.

4.  Let the patties rest a few minutes, then heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high and brown the patties, 3-5 minutes for each side.

Eat up!  These would be good with some chutney (I’m working on something) or yogurt sauce, if you eat yogurt.

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4 thoughts on “Lentil Curry Burgers

    • pennyparsnip says:

      Enjoy! They are hot and spicy, although that depends on the curry you use. I’m still figuring out the perfect accompaniment, though I ate one on an Ezekiel bun with a little Vegannaise and avocado that was pretty good. Could have used some slices of cuke, maybe. Let me know what you come up with!!

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