Sambhar Curry Lentil Burgers



RawSpiceBar’s Sambhar Masala
RawSpiceBar’s Panch Phoran
2 tablespoons coconut oil
⅓ cup finely diced onion
⅓ cup finely diced chilves
1 cup finely diced carrots
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 inch minced fresh ginger
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 ½ cups cooked brown lentils, drained
1 egg
Salt and pepper, to taste



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat in a heavy ovenproof skillet and add onion and carrot. Cook, stirring often, until just about tender, about 3 minutes, and add the mushrooms, ginger, RawSpiceBar’s Sambhar Masala, RawSpiceBar’s Panch Phoran and a pinch of salt. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add the rice.
  2. Purée lentils with the egg and add to the vegetable and rice mixture. Stir together, add chives, season with salt and pepper, and shape into 6 patties.
  3. Heat the ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining tbsp oil and cook patties for 2 minutes on one side, or until nicely browned. Carefully turn the patties over and place in the oven. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from heat and serve, with or without buns, chutney or ketchup!
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