Recipe: Vegetable Burger

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 10:41 AM IST

Check out this great and healthy substitute for meat burgers.


2 oz bulgur wheat
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
2 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbsp Minced garlic
3/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup chopped parsley
2 tbsp chopped dill
3 tbsp Tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
3 tbsp tamari
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
3/4 tsp ground cumin
Oil for rubbing burgers and grill


Put bulgar in a bowl of hot water, soak for 10 minutes or until tender,drain. Heat oil in a skilled, saute mushrooms, carrots, onions, garlic for 15 mins. Let cook.

Grind walnuts and sunflower seeds, put into a bowl, add sesame seeds, bulgur, and wheat germ.

Mix sauteed vegetables with parsley, dill, cahini, chickpeas, tamari, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, pepper, and cumin until blended (small lumps ok). Add to the sesame-bulgur mixture, mix well. Chill thoroughly to firm the mixture.

Shape into patties, pat with oil, cook 4 minutes on each side, flip carefully with a Wide spatula to keep from falling apart.
Serve on toasted rolls with slices of tomato, sprouts, cucumber, yogurt.