Monday, September 24, 2012

Curried buckwheat burgers

These also contain lectins (the red lentils so are not suitable for the Barrier Diet- for those of you trying to heal from leaky gut). You can do this with only buckwheat and maybe bind with egg if you can eat it or soaked chia seed gloop.

1 cup (dry) coral lentils (red lentils)
1 cup (150g) Buckwheat flakes (or oats if you eat them)
Palmful chia seeds, optional (any seeds!)
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely or crushed
1 inch fresh ginger
courgette/ carrot, grated, optional
An onion or large shallot, chopped very finely
lots of mint (fresh or dry)

Curry spices*
Olive oil / grapeseed oil
sea salt and pepper

*check there are no additives like dextrose (usually corn derived and therefore containing gluten)

Cook the lentils and drain well. Add buckwheat flakes when they have cooled a bit. These should soak up any water in the lentils and all bind together well. Add spices, s+p and mint etc and mix well by hand.
I pre-cook (fry to colour) the onions and grated veg, quickly, in olive oil, adding the garlic and ginger 30 seconds before you finish frying. Add these into the above mixture.
Bring it all together with your hands and form 'burgers', not too big so they cook nicely and have a nice crsipy outside to squidgy inside ratio going on, if you know what I mean!
I then coat them with flour - I use chick pea or buckwheat flour.

Good with salad - good with anything, depends what you can eat!  Bon appetit :)