Black eyed peas burgers
Healthy Vegetarian burgers made using cooked black eyed peas / Lobia – high fiber, high protein and delicious too! [vegan] [gluten free]
Servings Prep Time
10pieces 360minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 360minutes
Servings Prep Time
10pieces 360minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
60minutes 360minutes
  • 1.5cups black eyed peas(lobia)- (soaked overnight or 6hours).
  • 3 – 4tbsps coriander leaves– chopped.
  • 1tsp red chilli paprikapowder or use (as per your taste).
  • 1.5tsps salt.
  • 1tsp cuminpowder.
  • 5cloves garlicfinely chopped or grated.
  • 1 – 2tbsps sesame seedsroasted .
  • oil to brush on the burgers
for assembly.
  • whole wheat bread burger bunsslices of /
  • 1cup onion pickled vinegar saltslices in and .
  • 1cup tomatoessliced .
  • 1cup carrots cabbagegrated / .
  • coriander chutney(optional).
  • sauces Peri Peri sauce. of your choice -such as Nando’s Extra Extra Hot
  1. Pressure cook the soaked peas in 4 cups of water for 2 whistles. Keep at sim for 5 min. Switch off cooker. Cool and drain well. {OR}.
  2. Cook them in boiling water for 35-40 minutes until soft but not fully mashed.
  3. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius or you can use a pan to shallow fry or a grill pan.
  4. Place the drained black eyed peas with the other ingredients for the burgers except oil in a bowl. Mash gently with a fork mixing all ingredients well. Taste for salt and spice.
  5. Shape into burgers 2″ in diameter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush the tops with oil and bake for 15 minutes. You could grill them on a stove top pan or a grill, as per your convenience.
  6. Slice a burger bun in half. Place lettuce and / or salad on one half, place the burger on top. Top with cheese or mayo as desired. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Health Quotient

These beans are high in fibre and protein, making it a healthy filling meal. You can omit the bread and eat the patties alone along with a salad for a low carb vegetarian meal. Since they are baked, you can prepare them using minimal oil.

Make-ahead tip

The burgers can be shaped and frozen on a baking tray. Once frozen, remove and store in ziploc bag in freezer, bake or shallow fry when required. Add 3-4 minutes to baking time, no need to thaw before baking or frying.