Mixed Sprouts Burger

Just as there are endless possibilities for making parathas (Indian stuffed flatbread), there are infinite ways one could make vegetarian burgers, while still keeping them unique, nutritious and tasty. I never get tired of trying new kinds of burgers. With simple ingredients on hand, its easy to put together one. Like I did with leftover sprouts.

Packed with a mighty nutritious punch, these burgers were very filling, but still moist and tasty. They are mildly spiced with Indian flavours; hence were served with fresh cucumbers, instead of pickles. I made a double batch and froze some for later use. They were god sent during our house move.

Mixed Sprouts Burger
(yields about 9 medium sized patties)

Ingredients

Mixed sprouts – 2 cups, cooked until soft (I have used chickpeas, moong and peas)
Grated onion – ¼ cup
Grated carrots – ½ cup
Baby spinach – 20 leaves, finely chopped
Cilantro – ¼ cup, finely chopped
Ground almonds – ¼ cup
Ground flax seeds/flax meal – 2 tbsp
Grated ginger – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp
Salt

Bread crumbs – ½ cup or as needed
Corn flour – 1 tbsp or as needed (1 egg can be substituted)
Oil

Method

Mash the cooked sprouts while they are warm, and add all the ingredients except bread crumbs, corn flour and oil. Mix gently until well combined. Depending on the moisture in the mix, start with ¼ cup of breadcrumbs and add more as needed. Finally add 1 tbsp (or more) of corn flour, to help the patties hold their shape. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 20 minutes.

When ready, shape them into equal sized patties. At this point, you can freeze them individually on a plate for 30 minutes, then double wrap in foil and store in the freezer for six weeks. When its time to serve, sear the patties on a hot griddle with a drizzle of oil. Serve on a burger bun with lettuce and tomato. Or, serve the patties by themselves with a side salad. They are quite filling.

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40 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and tasty burgers,colorful pics!!

Parita said...

spectacular pics!

Chitra said...

Looks nice, healthy !!

Nirmala said...

Just today I thought of "oh how many ays should I see the chocolate cups" but thanks for this refreshing post. Thats a delightfully nutritious patties were looking great too! I love this burger!

Mythili said...

Hope the move was smooth. That is one awesomely healthy burger.

KamalKitchen said...

This looks like a great idea..never sprouted chole or green peas.. i wonder how that will taste..

Pictures are yummy too!

TheCooker said...

Hope the move goes smoothly.
Any tips on freezing these goodies?

Sonu said...

Nutritious veggie burger! Bright and colorful pics.

Susan said...

Excellent eats and photos - you haven't lost your touch. I've veggie/legume burgers to post, too, if I can get the lead out. ; )

Been thinking about you lately. Hope all is well.

shaliniv said...

thts such a healthy one...
and how on earth do u click such heavenly pics.. makes me drool completelyyyyyyy

Shwetha said...

You're back with a great post! Yay!
A question on freezing them - do you recommend that I flash freeze them?
Thanks!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Eyecatching pics...Just love your blog :) Delicious burger.

Tina said...

So colourful and temping pictures........

Puspha said...

That's a very neat, nutrition packed burger. Thanx for sharing.

KALVA said...

lovely burger!!

Shwetha said...

Suganya,
These looks healthy and thanks for the idea on making a bigger batch. I had a really busy weekend and these saved me! I loved the way they tasted. Thanks!

Aparna said...

Absolutely with you on this. There's also something very healthy, satisfying and filling about them. In fact a couple of mini-burgers will be in my daughter's lunch box tomorrow. :)

Your burgers look lovely, Suganya.

Homecooked said...

Healthy and delicious burgers :)Lovely click!

Suganya said...

I am glad so many of you like healthy burgers. Thank you :)

TC, Shwetha, I have given tips on freezing the burgers in the post. Freeze them individually. Once solid, wrap in a foil and store in a zip top bag.

Shwetha, Glad you enjoyed these burgers. That reminds that I have to make a batch myself. Its going to be a busy week ahead :).

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sorjie said...

Hi Suganya

I stumbled onto your blog while looking for healthy breakfast recipes and is wowed by both the recipe and the pictures.

I am working in a magazine called India Se - it is a magazine publish in Singapore for NRIs and PIOs - and I was wondering if you are keen in working with us to feature your recipes in our magazine.

Waiting for a favourable reply.

regards
Sophia Chia
sophia@indiase.com.sg
www.indiaseonline.com

VS said...

Healthy burger! looks yum.

dave said...

Looks delicious! I love making new kinds of burgers too, I just don't seem to do it very often. Thanks.

Manju said...

I tried these yesterday and they came out perfect! I've tried many versions of homemade veggie burgers - with beans, tofu etc but I think I like these the best. The chick peas didn't sprout even after 2 days but the peas and moong did very well and I added some indian spices to the mix. The patties held their shape (unlike my experience before with other versions) and taste very good and they are nutritious to boot! Thanks

The Woman said...

This looks so fresh & delicious! Nicely done.

Spice Rack said...

Wow, these look hearty. I bet they fill you up.

The ABCDs of Cooking said...

Have been visiting your site for some time and just love your photos. This recipe comes at a good time for me as I just bought a bag of green moong dal to sprout. Have never made a burger before, but you have inspired me to use my moong! Yours looks so good!

/chitra/

kitchen queen said...

Yummy and a healthy burger.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

First time here, you have an awesome site.

ezeecook said...

looks healthy

s said...

ooohhh excellent!!!!!

Herrad said...

Hi,
What a great burger recipe, the picture looks delicious,would love to eat one right now.
Have a good Monday.
Love,
Herrad

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Herrad said...

Hi,
Great recipe we are trying it tonight sure it will be delicious.
Have a good day.
Love,
Herrad

Veena said...

I made a batch of these today, so tasty and healthy! I will never buy those rubber like frozen veggie burgers from the supermarket again. These will be great for the busy weeknights!

ss said...

Hey.. really good looking burgers.. I need to try corn flour/egg as binding.. I think I will give these a shot next time I make cutlets/burgers. Marking your post for my reference. Thanks!

Spice Rack said...

This is what you call eating your favorite burger but still maintaining healthy.

mediaeval said...

I made this for my skeptical mother, who thinks I'm insane for my vegan diet, and she loved it!

Great recipe, great pictures.

Thanks!

Pankti said...

Thanks Suganya. I made this today in my dinner and I loved it. I just made few little changes in the recipe. I am not sure you are Indian nor not, but started with all possible while beans I had a home and kept it for 3 days for perfect nice sprouts. I added some Dhaniya powder, little sugar in patties and instead of ground almonds I added some wheat flour. Finally made a layer of green Coriander chatney. I loved the dish. Super healthy and not so difficult to make. Thank you very much.

Shoba Shrinivasan said...

lovely lovely meatless burger. Its amazing what you can do with being vegetarian/vegan with so many options. Addie looks very adorable. Congratulations, as  I havent been in your space in quite some time...
Are those focaccia buns? 

Shobha

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