|Raw mixture in the pan and already browned in olive oil (sorry for bad pic!)|
1 cup (dry) coral lentils (red lentils)
1/2 cup (80g) Azuki flakes (rolled whatever - oats if you eat them/ rolled quinoa is an option)
Palmful chia seeds
1 ladel Pancake Batter
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely or crushed
1 inch fresh ginger
1/2 courgette, grated
1 large shallot, chopped very finely
lots of mint (fresh or dry)
Olive oil / grapeseed oil
sea salt and pepper
Cook lentils for 15 mins (until soft). Drain.
Mix with lentils and Azuki (or other) flakes and season well with sea salt and black pepper.
Add all other ingredients, including some oil, maybe a splash of water.
Leave to stand... I do this so it sticks together better (the flakes will absorb some juices and mulch up with the rest better) and so the flavours can develop.
Cook as burgers (or patties). I fried mine in hot oil to start, to make them brown and crisp, then put them into the oven to finish the cooking gently- I like them drier and Azuki is nicer when cooked through gently.
These are so so satisfying, texture is everything in this diet of fruit and veg! They are also very tasty!
You can make a big batch of this and keeep the mixture a day or two in the fridge for quick meals. (My baby boy loves these too - just one patty with veg or quinoa usually fills him up nicely!)