Here is an interesting veggie burger recipe that you can prepare at home. These delicious patties may not be meaty but they are just as good. If you do not have whole meal bread, you may use bread crumbs instead. It helps hold the vegetable patty together and gives it more texture. I prefer the patties well-done and the edges crisp too.
Zucchinis and carrots can give the same feel as meat. In fact, it doesn’t have a vegetable taste. These burgers taste similar to meat patties. It is also a good idea to replace the curry paste with barbecue sauce for a heavier and smoky flavor. You may also grill the patties instead of frying them. Enjoy!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 zucchinis, grated
1 large carrot, grated
4 slices whole meal bread, crusts removed
400g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 teaspoons mild curry paste
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves, plus extra for serving
Salt and pepper to taste
6 bread rolls
Mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce and tomatoes for serving
Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and onions for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and fragrant. Add the zucchini and carrots. Cook it or 3-5 minutes until the vegetables wilt and become soft. Remove excess liquid and discard.
Put the bread and the chickpeas in a food processor or blender. Process until they are well combined or crumbled. Add the cooked vegetables, curry paste, egg yolk and coriander. Pulse for 30 seconds until all the ingredients are the same consistency. Season it with salt and pepper.
Remove the vegetable mixture from the food processor and make 6 patties. Place them on a baking tray and refrigerate them for 5 minutes or until set.
Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Fry the burgers in batches for 2-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Assemble the burgers by placing some mayonnaise and mustard on the bread. Put a burger patty, lettuce, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Repeat this for the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
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