Friday, June 17, 2011

My favourite curry vegie burgers

I'm going to share with you my favourite recipe for vegetable burgers made from left over curry. I have to warn you I'm a bit of a slap dash cook so this is a bit of a non-receipe. But it always works out and tastes great.

This is essentially a sweet potato korma recipe that I have adapted over the years.

In your wok or fry pan toss in a generous shake (from a herb bottle with a perforated top - you know the sort where you have to bang the bottom to get anything out) of tumeric, cumin and garam masala. Add olive oil. As it heats up mix into a thick paste.

Toss in cubes of peeled sweet potato and potato (you can add diced zucchini and cauliflower too if you like).  Stir until all the vegies are coated in the spicy paste. Add a tin of coconut milk or evaporated milk. Stir all the combine. Simmer.

When the vegies are partially cooked throw in a handful of red lentils. These are optional for the curry but I think essential for the burgers.  For more health and texture throw in some chick peas too.

Let it bubble slowly until everything is cooked. The lentils will reduce into a thick puree. (If you don't tell them no one will ever know they are there).

Toss in some cashews and baby spinach leaves.

Eat and enjoy your curry but keep some left overs.

Once you have cold curry leftovers it is very quick and easy to make the burgers.  Assuming you have about a mixing bowl full stir in two eggs (reduce if you think you don't have that much curry).  Stir in just enough breadcrumbs or oat bran to bind it all together.

Form into balls and then flatten to form patties.

Place patties in a small amount of hot oil in a fry pan and cook until golden on both sides. You are cooking the egg and warming the burgers. Everything else is already cooked so this won't take very long.  Serve and enjoy.

You can easily freeze the patties. Put them in the pan frozen. As they heat up gradually and gently flatten them. This will help stop them from crumbling.

Alternatives - try adding a little fresh coriander or crumbled feta to make a distinction from the curry especially if you had it last night. They will also cook in the oven for a healthier version.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. I have tried many vegie burger recipes over many years and this is the best.

In the photos I went for a classic burger serving with buns, salad and chips on the side.

Bon appetit


  1. This looks delicious!

  2. Well we'll have to make them when you visit then.

  3. These sound lovely Jodie...I like the addition of cashew nuts. I love when things can last for more than one meal...especially if I can adapt them a bit too. I have some sweet potatoes in the pantry... I just need to get some coconut milk...I"ll let you know how I get on...



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