Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tandoori veggie burgers, mashed parsnips & live ketchup

I might be the only one, but I have really been put off by most raw loafs/patties/burgers. My pallet does not agree with nutty loafs, they just do not taste right to me. Just the combination of nuts and salty seasoning is bizarre in my mind. I have never enjoyed actual meaty burgers either, so that is not what I was missing in living cuisine. What I've really been craving is a truly healthy way of enjoying falafel! So, this is how I adapted that idea into a recipe:

Tandoori veggie burgers (nut free!)
1 C sprouted green peas
1/2 C sprouted garbanzo beans
1/4C sesame seeds
2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, honey
1/2 juice of a lemon
fresh red chili pepper to taste
organic curry, salt, ground black pepper, tandoori seasoning, chives (dried or fresh)

The legumes should not have too long sprouts, but they should be tender and a little baby sprout should just peek out of the bean. Blend with sesame seeds and seasonings in a food processor. Form into burgers, dehydrate. I had them in at 110 F for 4 hours on one side then 30min on the other. The texture and burst of spicy flavor was just divine. It left me and my husband wondering why we ever fried our veggie burgers since these more than exceeded in flavor the cooked kind. The best part was: these don't taste like flour, and since the mixture is edible it is easy to get the seasoning just right! As you probably know, frying vegetarian (especially vegan) patties can be quite an ordeal because it is hard to get them to hold shape.. well, needless to say uncooking them solves that problem as well.

Live Ketchup:
1 C (about 12 pcs) soaked organic, sundried tomatoes
2 tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
raw honey, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cloves, garam masala, thyme, (chili!)


Mashed parsnips
3 parsnips
6 tbsp olive oil/sesame oil
almond milk
nutritional yeast flakes (optional for cheesier flavor)
Himalayan salt, pepper

Puree peeled & chopped parsnips with olive oil in a food processor until smooth. Add almond milk until desired consistency. Season to taste.

Enjoy! My husband said this is his absolutely fav raw recipe :) And I have to say, these burgers really worked for me too.


Yaelian said...

Kikherneet on kyllä loistava pohja moneenkin juttuun.Herneitä en ole koskaan idättänytkään,nyt heräsi halu kokeilla kun luin tätä.

Aletheia said...

Niin ovat, ja hajusta huolimatta ovat ihan pelkältäänkin idätettyinä herkullisia. Lisäillään usein salaattiin, tehdään hummusta ja sitten erilaisia pihvejä. Herneet ovat kanssa herkkua, ja idätetyt voi kasvattaa versoiksikin ihan kotioloissa.

Tamar Spalter said...

love this menu! falafel is for me something i would love to eat too!
i will try your recipe!
how can i sign up to follow your recipes?
all the best, Tamar

Aletheia said...

Thank you for your comment, Tamar! Just click "Follow" in the left margin :) I hope you enjoy the burgers!