Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Kidney Bean and Oats Burger - Vegan Burger

Once we were discussing about food that you could eat over and over. Each of us were talking about something that we love. For me it was a Kerala Meal. For some one it was a dosa. When it was my husband's turn, he said Burger without blinking an eye. Everyone was surprised. Every Vegetarian Indian who lives in the Western World eats his share of Veggie Burger out of necessity. I have never seen a person eating it out of love. (Eating Veggie Burger in India is a different story, even I love that). So this burger is for the burger lover in our house. You will see a few more burger recipes in the coming months from me!

Groovy Gourmets decided to make Burger with a difference (not a potato patti) and I decided to make these. They are loaded with protein and fibre. So Burger does not have to be junk food, it can be power packed healthy food. Kids will love this too!

Recipe from here


Onion 1 finely chopped
Garlic 4 pods finely chopped
Carrots 1 pealed and finely grated
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp

Tomato Paste 1 tbsp
Soy Sauce 2 tbsp
Dijon Mustard 2 tbsp
Kidney Beans 1 can drained (or Soaked and cooked kidney beans 1 cup)
Oats 1.5 cups

Oil for cooking

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the onions and garlic. Saute till they are browned slightly.

2. Add grated carrots, cumin powder and chilli powder. Saute for a couple of minutes.

3. Transfer to a bowl. Add the tomato paste, soy sauce and dijon mustard.

4. Gently mash the beans and add to the bowl.

5. Finally add the oats and mix well. Season with salt if needed. I did not add any extra salt.

6. Shape into 8 patties.

7. In a pan add a little oil and cook the pattie on both sides.

To serve

Burger bun - sliced and toasted
Onions sliced
Tomato sliced
Tomato sauce 1 tsp
Dijon Mustard 1 tsp
Cheese 1 slice

Assemble the burger pattie with the above ingredients and serve with some crisps or fries 


  1. Healthy and delicious burger.

  2. you are so right, eating burgers in India is a totally different experience.Interesting recipe, I guess the oats holds everything together.

    1. yes it does. it is a well bound burger.. will not fall apart..