Sunday, May 27, 2012

Foodie friday on a Sunday !

I had hoped to post some pictures as well as writing this belated post but for some reason every time I try to down load the photos the computer seems to freeze. So just he recipe then ! One of my daughters has become vegetarian and a friend gave us this recipe. We made it this week and I received the thumbs up. I halved the amount and made three burgers. We cooked one and froze the the other two. Sorry the amounts are in cups - so possibly an American recipe.

Curried cashew burgers - 6 servings
2 cups water
2tablespoon water
2-4 medium carrots peeled and diced
1/2 cup red lentils
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup raw cashews
6 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

Put 2cups water, carrots, lentils and 1/4 tspoon salt in a saucepan and simmer fr 12-14 minutes until the lentils are cooked. Drain in a colander pressing out he excess liquid. Allow to cool - approx 20 minutes

Toast the cashews in a nonstick pan over a low heat until golden. Transfer to a plate to cool.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and curry powder and remaining 2 tablespoons of water and cook for 1 minute NAND leave to cool.

Pulse the cashew nuts in a processor, add the lentil and carot mixture and pulse again until it starts to stick together but retains some texture. Transfer to a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, the 1/2 teaspoon salt and some pepper .
Form into 6 burgers and cook in a pan over a medium heat until evenly browned and heated through (approximately 4 mins each side. Serve in pittas and some cucumber and mint raita!


Janie said...

I've never had much luck with making veggie burgers, did they fall apart?

Mrs H said...

No but they were soft and needed careful turning. I wouldn't do them on the BBQ grill as you might find that they fall through the grill. Daughter liked them and I was pleased I could offer an alternative to beef or chicken !