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Veggie Bean Quinoa Cutlets


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"These Veggie Bean Quinoa Cutlets are delicious and will melt in your mouth."

Serves 30 | Prep Time 30 mins | Cook Time 30 mins

Why I Love This Recipe

Burgers are all time favorites for both adults and kids, however traditional fried potato patty burgers fall under the category of high calorie, low nutrition junk food. By modifying the patty components, burgers can be turned in a healthy food choice with enhanced taste and nutritional value. These Veggie Bean Quinoa Cutlets are delicious and will melt in your mouth. They are filled with the goodness of beans, quinoa, vegetables and walnuts. This high fiber, high protein and low carb patty when combined with multigrain healthy breads and accompaniments such as avocados, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, etc., will make a mouth water burger.


Ingredients You'll Need

100 g Onion 1/2 diced finely
50 g Bell pepper 1/2 of each color diced finely
50 g Carrots 1 medium-sized grated
50 g Beetroot 1 medium-sized grated
1/2 cup Corn kernel
1 cup Quinoa 1 cup cooked
1 cup Red kidney beans boil to cook if using dry beans or you may use canned beans
1 cup Black beans boil to cook if using dry beans or you may use canned beans
1/2 cup Walnuts 1/2 cup of roasted and roughly chopped
Breadcrumbs as required
5 g Green chilies 2-3 Finely chopped
20 g Cilantro 1/2 cup chopped


Directions

-Heat oil in a wide pan and add cumin seeds followed by green chilies
-Now add chopped onions and sauté for a minute.
-After that, add corn and half mash it with a masher while sauteing it.
-Then add grated carrots and beetroot. Continue to sauté on high to evaporate the liquid from the vegetables.
-Now add all bell peppers and again continue to sauté them on high for a minute while stirring it continuously. After that, add beans and half mashed them with a masher.
-Switch off the heat and let it cool down.
-When its cold enough to handle with bare hands, transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl and add quinoa.
-If you have not already roasted and chopped the walnuts, now is the time to do it while mixture is cooling. Add the walnuts along with quinoa and mix.
-Add cilantro as well and give it a good mix at the end.
-Finally, add all the spices (salt, roasted cumin seeds, lemon pepper seasoning, red chili flakes and dry mango powder/lemon juice) and mix.
-Shape the mixture into small patties and coat them with breadcrumbs.
-Keep the coated cutlets in fridge for 1 hr. After an hour, pan-fry them on a griddle at medium heat.
-Flip them once they are brown from the bottom and let me brown from the other side as well.
-This is what the final patties should look like:
-If you don’t need all the patties than stack them in a glass container with lid, separated by butter paper as shown in the the picture below and freeze it for future use. All you have to do is pan-fry on medium heat.


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