About this recipe:With the winter chill still in the air, a pleasant winter evening can be made all the more cozy especially when you serve your guests an ‘off beat’ dish that adds a magical spark to the evening.
How about trying this delicious succulent vegetarian burger made differently? It is made from veggies and lentils. It can be had without the bun as well while you top it with spicy, sweet salsa. In case you wish to give it a more traditional touch, you can top it off with ketchup and toss in cheese and club it in a sesame bun.
The salsa can be prepared by combining the first 6 ingredients, covering them and then refrigerating them.
While preparing the burger, you will need to combine 1 1/2 cups of water and lentils in a saucepan; boil them. Then cover, reduce heat and simmer it for about 25 minutes. The purpose is to ensure that the lentils become tender. Once it has then drain the water from the saucepan. Next, place half of lentils in a large bowl. Transfer the remaining lentils to a food processor and process it till it is smooth. Now add the processed lentils to the other lentils in bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Next add onion and carrot to it and sauté it for 6 minutes or until tender. Stir it occasionally. Add garlic and cook for about1 minute, stirring constantly. Add cumin, tomato paste, oregano, chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Then cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly. Add on the onion mixture to lentils. Then add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, barley, and next 5 ingredients (through egg); stir well. Then cover and refrigerate for an hour or so until it’s firm.
Divide the entire mixture into 8 portions. Shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in 4 patties; cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown. Do the same for the other remaining four portions. It is now ready to be served along with sala this way or you can also club it between buns and there is your vegetarian
You can now serve the ready portions in an elegant serving glassware from MyBorosil that will surely enhance the entire experience!