Recipe for Black eyed peas burgers – Vegetarian high protein burgers
Ever since I tried making burgers with the leftover dried Kaala Chana (brown chick peas) a few weeks ago, I’m encouraged by the variety of burgers we can enjoy as vegetarians – veggie burgers, lentil burgers, soy burgers and so on.
The Kaala Chana burgers tasted excellent, stuffed between two slices of whole grain bread and grilled on my newly acquired grill pan. This recipe using black eyed peas (also known as Lobia or Karamani), looked similar but tasted totally different. The process is simple. Soak the beans, pressure cook/ cook, drain, mash. Then add any spices and flavours you fancy, shape them into good sized burgers, bake, shallow fry or grill them and you are good to go.
There are many ways to use them too-
- Make a simple salad with onions, tomato, carrots. Scoop it on a slice of bread, place the burger, drizzle your favourite sauces, cover with another slice and dinner is ready.
- You can even deep fry smaller sized balls to make yummy finger food a la falafel served with a dip or mayo.
- You can do a bean salad with these, by cutting the burgers into strips and tossing them with chopped peppers, onions, tomato and a light dressing of lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Prep time: Soaking time for beans – 6 hrs or overnight
Cooking time: 1 hr
Makes 10-12 medium sized burger patties
Stove top grill pan or a Shallow fry pan