Easy Vegetarian Spicy Indian Bean Burger

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  • 2 TBSP of vegetable oil
  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 14 oz can mixed beans, drained and roughly mashed
  • The original recipe called for Paprika, chili and cumin. Those are the main ingredients of Patak’s Madras Curry Paste. I used 2 tsp of the paste.
  • 2 tbsp Chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper for taste.
  • Burger bans
  • Optional: Spinach leaves


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add onions and let them cook until tender
  2. Add Madras paste and stir. Add 1 TBSP of water to avoid burning
  3. When water has evaporated, pour the mixture into the mashed beans bowl and mix well. Add coriander, chives, salt and pepper.
  4. Form the bean mixture into burger shapes. It yielded 6 medium vegetarian burger patties.
  5. Lay on a platter and cover and let it firm 30 minutes in the fridge
  6. When ready, gently heat oil and cook the vegetarian burger patties in the pan for few minutes.
  7. I served it on a burger bun with a spinach leave