Tested till perfect Curried Lentil Burgers with Coriander Yogurt

Curried Lentil Burgers with Coriander Yogurt

Even meat lovers won't miss the meat in these aromatic veggie burgers. Rice and lentils combine to make a complete protein, and the coriander yogurt is a refreshing topping. Try using basmati rice for a true South Asian flavour.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuplong-grain rice
  • 2 tsp 2tspmild curry paste
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsvegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupground almonds
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice or lime juice
  • 4 4whole wheat hamburger bunwhole wheat hamburger buns

Coriander Yogurt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupplain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfinely chopped fresh coriander
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Preparation

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add rice and curry paste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in stock, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Gently scrape into large bowl; let cool.

Meanwhile, in skillet, toast ground almonds over medium heat, stirring often, until almonds are golden, about 5 minutes. Add to rice.

In food processor, pur?lentils with lime juice until smooth. Stir into rice mixture. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.

Coriander Yogurt:
Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir yogurt with coriander.

Cut buns in half; place, cut sides down, on grill and toast until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread coriander yogurt over cut sides. Place burgers on bottoms; sandwich with tops.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 504 pro 20g total fat 15g sat. fat 2g
carb 77g fibre 9g chol 3mg sodium 888mg

% RDI:

calcium 16 iron 39 vit A 1 vit C 7
folate 96
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