Just in time for Fall, these easy and healthy Desi Pumpkin Bean Burgers are an excellent alternative to store bought vegan burgers. Kidney beans, pumpkin and oats infused with curry powder and cumin, to create a healthy ethnic recipe - that'll knock your socks off! Served on a bed of alfalfa microgreens and topped with creamy guacamole. Just tuck in!
1cupkidney beanscanned, washed and thoroughly drained
2/3cupoat flourI use steel cut oats and process these to create flour
2spring onionwashed, finely chopped
3tbspolive oilfor frying 5 patties
2avocadosmedium, ripe, peeled and pitted
1/2cupcilantrofresh, washed and finely chopped
1/4tspchilli flakesadjust to your taste
In a medium bowl, mash the kidney beans using a hand masher. You want to keep them rustic and not completely mashed and creamy.
Add the oats, pumpkin puree, spring onions, salt, curry powder and cumin
Mix the patty ingredients well and form into five large patties
In a medium frying pan, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and fry three patties on medium-high heat. Once golden brown, toss the patties and fry the other side on medium heat. Remove from the pan. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and repeat the process to fry the remaining two patties.
In a medium bowl, mash the avocado using a fork
Combine the cilantro, lemon juice and chilli. Mix well
Dress your patties with a dollop of the chilli avocado mash and add your favorite add-ins to create your burger. You can also serve with quinoa - Buddha bowl style
These burgers do benefit from being dressed with the chilli avocado mash. The creaminess and taste combo go wonderfully well
If using real pumpkin, the patties will be stickier. You may want to reduce the amount of pumpkin
Before mashing the kidney beans, rinse and remove any excess water. Ideally, you want them to be somewhat dry
Keep the kidney beans chunky by mashing by hand - this will help to bind the ingredients
For best results, freeze the burger patties for at least 20 minutes before frying
Fry from frozen to ensure they keep their shape and are easier to handle
Start to fry the burgers on medium-high heat. Once tossed, reduce to medium heat, to ensure they are cook through
Avoid fiddling with the patties too much when they're in the pan. You don't want to disturb their shape
Use a flat spatula when tossing and turning your bean burger in the pan. Again, this will help to keep their shape in tact
Best served hot
Desi Pumpkin Bean Burger | Healthy Ethnic Recipes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Vitamin A 7929IU159%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.