Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quinoa Burger

Sometimes health foods can really taste nasty! But one exception is Quinoa. It is so versatile that it can be adjusted to satisfy our palates with any spice combinations. One such dish is a hearty, healthy quinoa burger.
I used some red kidney beans, panko and some indian spices to make this yummy burger. It is filling, low calorie and a guilt free lunch / dinner idea.

 I used some greek yogurt with cucumebr and a dash of lemon to serve on top of the burger instead of mayo or ketchup.

Get ready

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 egg
  • 1 -1/3 cup red kidney beans
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs ( any bread crumbs would do fine too)
  • 2-3 green onions/ scallions
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil to shallow fry the patties


  • Wash quinoa multiple times and cook with  double the measure of water till they on translucent. I cooked ina kadai once water came to a boil, lower the heat and cook covered. set aside
  • In food processor, add the carrot, red kidney beans, chopped scallions, green chilli and ginger and pulse till everything is mixed well.
  • Add this mixture to the cooked quinoa, 1 egg, panko, spices, salt and mix well. If it's little loose, don't worry, just shove them in the freezer or fridge for a little while.
  • Make patties of desired size and shallow fry them on both sides till golden and crispy.
  • Serve with any sauce or sides of your choice.

( I tried to bake 2 of them, did not come out well)

Greek yougurt sauce

add some finely chopped cucumber to couple of spoons of greek yougurt. add salt to taste and squirt some fresh lemon juice to taste.
There you go, an awesome sauce ready in no time!




A very tasty and filling burger ready in no time! Enjoy!









  1. That is a great recipe for burger, adding quinoa makes it so good :)

  2. Indeed healthy.. I am hunting for quinoa recipes and this looks yumm.. you could send this over to the Serve It Fried event happening at our space..
    Krithi's Kitchen

  3. Thats incredible,burger with quinoa sounds super delicious and healthy..

  4. very healthy recipe there.....

  5. Superb idea of mixing quinoa with burgers. truly innovative. Happy to follow you. Do stop by mine when you find time.

  6. A healthy & super delicious burger!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Thats a healthy and yummy one...

  8. wow, its sure healthy dear, a lovely recipe using quinoa..

  9. Lovely recipe using the wonder grain n the pics are nice too!
    US Masala

  10. Super healthy..........I use quinoa a lot too. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. quinoa in burgurs is awesome- what a healthy revolution on tht platter !

  12. Priya, you must send this to my cooking with seeds- Quinoa event :) and to my event Fast Food Not fat Food gueshosted by Archana of The Mad scientist's kitchen :)


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