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Black eyed peas burgers

Healthy Vegetarian burgers made using cooked black eyed peas / Lobia - high fiber, high protein and delicious too! [vegan] [gluten free]
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 13 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pieces


  • 1.5 cups black eyed peas (lobia)- (soaked overnight or 6hours).
  • 3 - 4 tbsps coriander leaves - chopped.
  • 1 tsp red chilli paprika powder or use (as per your taste).
  • 1.5 tsps salt .
  • 1 tsp cumin powder.
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped or grated.
  • 1 - 2 tbsps sesame seeds roasted .

for assembly.

  • whole wheat bread burger buns slices of /
  • 1 cup onion pickled vinegar salt slices in and .
  • 1 cup tomatoes sliced .
  • 1 cup carrots cabbage grated / .
  • coriander chutney (optional).
  • sauces Peri Peri sauce . of your choice -such as Nando's Extra Extra Hot


  • 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}.
  • Cook them in boiling water for 35-40 minutes until soft but not fully mashed.
  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius or you can use a pan to shallow fry or a grill pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.