Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, Roasted peppers.
Allergen Information: Dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, nut-free. Can be gluten-free and yeast-free without buns.
Red Lentil Cauliflower Patties: Makes 6-7 medium sized fat patties
1/2 cup dried whole red/Indian brown lentils(sabut Masoor) or other lentils(brown/green) (yields about 1.5 cups of cooked lentils)
2 cups water
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 3-4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon spices/spice mix of choice (I used garam masala)
1/2 head of cauliflower grated
2 Tablespoons chickpea flour
1 Tablespoon onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 piri piri or cayenne or other chili to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil(optional)
Variations: Add spice blends like curry powder, ranch, chipotle flakes, some lemon zest, Cajun blend, berbere.
Roasted Mini Peppers
Onion Rings (Recipe below)
chopped fresh Cilantro
Chipotle Habanero Mayo/cream(Recipe below)
Add Avocado slices, tomato slices or lettuce or other greens.
Soak the lentils for an hour or so.
Wash, drain, add to a pot with all the ingredients and cook on low-medium, partially covered for half an hour or until easily squished. Stir a few times in between. Or use 1.5 cups of cooked lentils.
Grate the cauliflower, spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until some of the cauliflower gets crisp and golden.
Add cooked red lentils, roasted cauliflower, spices, salt and mix well. mash a bit.
Taste and adjust salt and spice. I added more garam masala:).
(You can use this mixture as is to load a burger or a taco too)
Add chickpea flour, mix until mixture easily comes together. Make burger patties.
Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
The patties can be made ahead and kept refrigerated. They can also be served as is with sauce/dressing.
Mix 3 Tablespoons chickpea flour, 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon oil, salt, garlic powder into a paste.
Add a teaspoon rice flour for crunchyness. (optional)
Dip red onion slice in the the batter and place on parchment lined sheet.
Bake for 15 or so minutes at 400 degrees F. You can bake them when baking the cauliflower or the patties.
Chop up the mini peppers or red pepper, and bake with the onion rings or patties for 15-20 minutes. You can toss them in oil if you want. I did not use any.
Chipotle Habanero Mayo:
Mix 1 Tablespoon Chipotle habanero(I used Melinda’s Chipotle Habanero) sauce or chipotle sauce or hot sauce with 4 Tablespoons vegenaise or home made mayo or cashew cream or coconut cream.
Assemble the burger:
Top the bun with spinach/greens, some mayo, onion rings, warm Lentil patties, roasted peppers, pickled jalapenos, more chipotle habanero mayo, fresh cilantro and bun.
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