Vegetarian Burgers

These deliciously succulent burgers prove that barbeques aren't just about meat!

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the vegetarian burger

75–110g chopped red onion
35g chopped ginger
1 (450g) tin refried beans
30g chickpea flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp chana masala, recipe follows
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
4 wholemeal baps
Slices of avocado, for garnish
Fresh mustard and cress, for garnish
Slices of tomato, for garnish

For the chana masala

2 tbsp garam masala
2 tsp pomegranate powder
2 tsp mango powder
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground red chilli pepper
2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves, crushed by hand
Pinch of salt

For the vegetarian burgers:

Put the onion into a large bowl along with the ginger, refried beans, chickpea flour, salt and chana masala and mix well with your hands.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the oil. Form the bean mixture into 4 patties. When the oil is hot, fry the patties until they are golden brown on all sides, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Serve the burgers on wholemeal baps with sliced avocado, sprouts and tomatoes.

To make the chana masala:

Place all the spices in a jar with a lid and shake well.

Store in an air-tight jar for up to three months.

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