Sweet Potato Bhaji Burgers

In today’s post, I’m sharing a new plant-based burger recipe that my family has been loving lately… the Sweet Potato Bhaji Burger. The burgers are filled with simple ingredients – sweet potato, onion, chickpea flour and kale – which also happen to be nutritional powerhouses, providing an array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants ✨ The Indian spices used to flavour the burgers – cumin, garam masala and turmeric – notch up their antioxidant potency even further.

Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they’re super cheap too! According to my calculations, it cost just £1.07 to make six burgers. That’s 18p per burger. Bargain!

The inspiration for the this recipe came from last month’s issue of Vegan Life magazine (the one with the cute mini donuts on the front cover).

On pages 78-79, a recipe for Sweet Potato Onion Bhajis caught my eye. I love onion bhajis but I’ve never made them with sweet potato before. I was excited to give them a try!

As often happens with me, I started out following the recipe then discovered that I didn’t have all the required ingredients. Then inspiration started flowing and, before I knew it, the thing I was intending to make morphed into something else. I guess that’s all part of the creative process!

On my first attempt at the bhajis, I pressed the batter down so that the middle cooked through evenly, but I pressed a bit too hard. As a result, they ended up looking more like burgers than bhajis! Going with the flow, I decided to serve them in buns topped with mango chutney.  The family enjoyed them, though we found the flavour of the chickpea flour quite dominant. In the second trial, I decided to stick with the bhaji burger theme, but reduced the amount of chickpea flour by half and tweaked the Indian spice mix. The result? Big thumbs up from the family. Yay!

Since then, I’ve made the burgers at least a couple more times and I know I’ll be making them time and again in the future. This recipe is a keeper!

 

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If you try these burgers, please come back and leave a review. It’s so helpful to me (and other readers) to hear your experiences and ideas for variations. Thank you! ❤️

 

 

 

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7 Comments

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7 Responses to Sweet Potato Bhaji Burgers

  1. Dan

    They sound lovely……

    • Thanks Dan! They’ve been a big hit with my family… and you’ve just reminded me that I should make some more! I’m going to add them to this week’s meal plan ☺️

  2. Wow, I had no idea I needed these in my life until now. They look amazing, especially in those pitas! I love that you’ve also used kale and sweet potato for an extra nutritional hit. These are definitely going on my to-make list! <3

  3. I bet those were amazing. My mouth is actually watering just looking at them. Shared!

  4. OMG.. this sounds so good. Love the idea.

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