Curried Carrot Veggie Burger

This recipe can put any hamburger to shame! Filled with sweet and aromatic flavors such as grated carrot and curry powder, it provides a wanted relief from your typical American burger. An easy and healthy alternative for any backyard barbecue!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely choppped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • I can of organic chickpeas, drained
  • 1 handful of toasted walnuts or seeds
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • A large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1 egg or 3-4 tbsp coconut milk
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Plain flour
  • A few splashes of olive oil

Directions:

1. Sizzle onion in the olive oil till soft. Add the garlic, ground coriander and the curry powder. Mix. Cook for a mo.
2. In a food processor, pulse the spiced onions, chickpeas/beans and nuts/seeds till well mixed (not puréed).
3. Tip into a bowl. Mix in the carrots, fresh cilantro, lime juice, grated zest and whisked egg or coconut milk to bind. Taste. Add more salt, pepper and curry powder as needed. If the burgers are looking too wet, add more chickpeas/beans and a handful of breadcrumbs.
4. Shape into patties – squeeze them firmly together. Dust your hands and burgers with flour so the patties aren’t too sticky. Dredge each patty in flour and chill for at 30mins-2hrs before cooking.
5. Sizzle burgers in a frying pan in a little oil (they’re softer than meat burgers so careful if grilling). Cook till gold on both sides.
6. Dress this burger with anything you’d like…the classic tomato, lettuce, onion or spice it up with a delicious chutney!

 

Recipe courtesy of Abel and Cole