July 18, 2015

Vegan 3 Bean Burger ~ Proteinicious Dinner Ideas ...

I have been eyeing to make multi bean burger patties for a long time. Having experimented with beetroot ,potato patty varieties, this vegan 3-bean burger came about as a dinner experiment (albeit at the last hour when kiddo wanted to have something different for her dinner). So, I had to use what was on hand, and we liked it a lot. Go on, make your own combo – the protein filled patty is sure to be filling and healthy..

Prep time : 30 mins, cooking +standing time : 30 mins. Serves : 3

  • Boiled and drained yellow moong dal (split green gram) – ¼ cup
  • Boiled chickpeas – ½ cup
  • Masoor dal (whole brown lentils) – ¼ cup - parboiled and drained.
  • Onions – 1 large (split use)
  • Potato – 1 medium
  • Salt – to use
  • Turmeric – a dash
  • Garam Masala – 1 TBSP
  • Red chilli powder – ½ TBSP
  • Ginger paste – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 4 TBSP
For the burger:
  • Burger buns (store bought) – 3 nos.
  • Butter / Olive oil – 1 TBSP ( i used olive oil)
  • Tomato slices – few
  • Cucumber Slices - few
  • Lettuce leaves – 1 or 2 (fresh)

  1. Boil water vigourosly (about 5 cups) and divide into 2 different portions. Soak the yellow moong dal and masoor dal separately for 30 mins. Meanwhile pressure cook potato ,peel and mash lightly till fork tender.
  2. Now boil the dals separately till done and has a bite but not mushy. Drain the water completely.
  3. Add half the chopped onions, spices to the potatoes, drained dals , chickpeas and mash well. make a patties (tikki) – thick enough as burger patties . Shape into roundels, cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 – 20 mins.
  4. Shallow Fry them in 3-4 TBSP oil till they are crunchy on both sides.
To Assemble:
  1. Cut the buns horizontally into two. Grease the burgers slightly on both sides, Place the burger buns upon torn lettuce leaves, top with onion slices, tomato and cucumber slices. 
  2. Close with the top portion. Repeat with other burger buns. Slightly grill on a hot skillet for 2 mins.
  3. Serve immediately.

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  1. Yummy and filling lentil burgers. I think my burger loving kids would love this one.

  2. The patty sounds interesting ! The burger sure is a treat:)

  3. Priya SureshJuly 23, 2015

    Nutritious patty, can have this dal loaded burger without any fuss.

  4. wow - what a healthy burger

  5. That surely sounds like such a healthy meal!..can have a burger anytime..


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