Indian Spice Burgers Using Sprouted Lentils

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

You may recall that I recently featured a sponsored post and giveaway with one of my favorite retailers, That recipe was for High-Protein Vanilla Crunch Muffins and I’m so glad you liked it.

I have a second recipe to share with you, as well as another $100 gift card giveaway, woo-hoo!

I suppose you could call these Indian Spice Burgers an updated version of my Lentil-Mushroom Burgers, but with an international twist. I’ve also added rolled oats which helps incredibly with texture, although the lentils remain the star ingredient.

If you don’t have time to cook regular lentils and you are concerned about digestibility, I highly recommend checking out these sprouted lentils from TruRoots – they are ready in four minutes(!!!):

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

To prepare the lentils for this recipe, I simmered them with organic light coconut milk for an extra touch of deliciousness and flavor:

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

It took about 8-10 minutes to get the lentils to thicken the way I wanted them. Then, I just combined the rest of the ingredients in a food processor:

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

My spices of choice for this recipe were garam masala, chili powder, and curry powder:

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

Chopped shallots got blended in nicely, too:

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

The batter isn’t all that pretty, but it made for the perfect burger patty, especially once I chilled it for an hour or so in the fridge (not absolutely necessary, but a recommended step):

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

The burgers got baked on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 40 minutes, flipping once during cooking, in a 350° oven:

Indian Spice Burgers from Carrie on Living |

I served mine on a bed of lettuce, and hubby liked his on a piece of black rice toast with some grainy mustard <—-not necessarily an Indian condiment, but who am I to judge?:

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Here’s the recipe:

Indian Spice Burgers
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  1. Place coconut milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add lentils and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine oats, mushrooms, walnuts, parsley, shallots, flax meal, and spices into a food processor. Pulse to combine. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides.
  3. Add the cooked lentil mixture and the coconut aminos to the bowl of the processor. Turn on the food processor and let it run until the mixture comes together, about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Ideally, pour the mixture into a large bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to firm up.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Use your hands to form the mixture into about 6 burger patties. Bake for 20 minutes and flip and bake for another 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve hot, on a roll or a bed of lettuce, if desired.

I enjoyed eating my Indian Spice Burger on top of a lightly dressed salad, and I should tell you that the leftover patties were awesome simply heated up for two minutes in the microwave:

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Indian Spice Burgers using sprouted lentils. This recipe is vegan and oil-free.


  1. Margot C says

    I’m going to give the boring (but true) answer that my favorite way to eat leafy greens is in a salad.

  2. Melissa says

    I don’t know if I have a favorite way to eat leafy greens since I love them in so many ways, but I’d say the way I probably eat them most often is just steamed as a bed for other delicious things. My go-to is steamed kale.

  3. Devon says

    My favorite is to throw in kale or baby spinach to just about every soup I make. They adds one heartiness and wilt just enough to lessen the bitterness.

  4. says

    Yum! This looks like awesomeness 🙂 Nom nom! I need to start sprouting lentils asap, but first the mung beans, then the chickpeas…I may need a second sprouter 😀

  5. Natalie says

    Who can say no to a big bowl of african peanut stew with a bunch of spinach thrown in? Or Kale. Or swiss chard. Yum! What was the question again?

  6. Ceil says

    I love to put leafy greens in soups for my family members who aren’t as fond of them as I am (especially kale and escarole).

  7. Aimee says

    Definitely a salad with lots of goodies piled on top of it, like raw veggies, roasted potatoes, beans, pickled beets, a few nuts, and a good dressing. So satisfying, and I make it in a big mixing bowl so it takes forever to finish.

  8. Erin Ellis says

    I love a nice leafy salad. I also love to roast greens with broccoli. Yum! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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  9. says

    Honestly, I absolutely love salads. I eat one almost every day and load it with leafy greens, roasted and raw veggies, healthy fats, and lean protein. Vitacost is an awesome company, thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Gina M says

    My favorite way to eat leafy greens are as kale chips!

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  11. DB Johnson says

    these sound so good – esp with the coconut milk. Is sprouted healthier than ‘regular’ lentils?

    • says

      I think there are some nutritional benefits to sprouted lentils, plus they can be easier to digest for some people. Lentils in any form are great in my opinion, though! 🙂

  12. says

    I have tons of favorite ways to get in my leafy greens – from veggie burgers to smoothies and juices. But, one of my favorites is to wilt chard. So good! Also love me some kale salad 😉

  13. Kendra W. says

    Same as most, I love leafy greens in my salads. They’re also delicious in wraps, on burgers, and basically in anything I can fit them into!

  14. suzanne says

    I tried to enter the giveaway but inadvertently clicked on the question as done before i had answered it! I tried to redo it but it would not let me…any ideas?
    Love your blog, and these burgers look delicious…I love those lentils but do not make them as often as I should! Thanks for the reminder as I have some in my pantry now 🙂
    I LOVE vitacost and shop there all the time so the giveaway would be SO appreciated …esp as hubby and I just talked about need to reign in the food budget! 🙁

  15. Mindy K says

    I have come to love my daily giant salad…something I couldn’t imagine myself saying a few years ago. Many times my leafy greens are accompanied with avocado, pistachios and chickpeas…along with other various veggies. I’m also loving experimenting with homemade dressings to top off those delicious greens.

  16. Cindy Linn says

    I eat my greens in soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps… but my favorite way to eat greens is in smoothies!


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