Curried Cashew Burgers

Summer 2002, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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If you're looking for a veggie burger with a great "meaty" feel, these are the ones to try. The secret is toasted cashews, which give them amazing flavor as well as texture. The red lentils cook surprisingly fast, keeping the active time brief.

"We have no need to buy any more of those store bought vegetarian burgers after trying these! Absolutely fabulous! Next time we make them we're going to add black beans. Other than that - no changes. "
Curried Cashew Burgers

21 Reviews for Curried Cashew Burgers


I really like them. I normally double the amount of beans- I use black beans- and add more cashews.

Great flavor but mushy texture

I've had my eye on this recipe for a while now and finally decided to make it. I couldn't find red lentils, so I used the green lentils that I had, which take longer to cook. I didn't want the carrots to be over-cooked, so I simmered the lentils for 25min before adding the carrots and simmering for an additional 15min. I also used 1/2 garam masala and 1/2 curry powder. Otherwise I followed the recipe.

I enjoyed the flavor and found the cucumber mint riata to be light and refreshing. The texture was a bit mushy, so I would call this a patty as opposed to a burger, but it's still quite good. I liked the curry flavor paired with the toasted cashews and lentils. I also liked that these patties contained relatively few ingredients and were easy to put together.

This was a wonderful dinner after working in the garden for a few hours. I thought a mojito seemed like a nature pairing given the flavors in the riata.

Simple/few ingredients
Curried Cashew burger w/ homemade mojito
great taste, but mushy

These burgers fulfilled some of the criteria for what I have been searching for. They are tasty, and can be frozen, both big pluses. However, they use a lot of dishes to make, but I could deal with that if the texture was firmer. I will try adding an egg to see if that helps, or perhaps some oatmeal instead of the breadcrumbs. Definitely worth tweaking, though.

flavourful, freezable, nutritious
great flavor

Love the flavors of these burgers. I did these in the pan as the recipe called for, but even after a.good while, found them to be quite soft and mushy inside. I grilled a couple of them and had much better results. Might add some mushroom stems to this next time. Didn't use raita either...but it was awesome with some plain hummus spread on the bun.

yummy, flavorful, fun
on a flat bun with hummus

These are deliciously flavorful, satisfying and fun to make. Reminded me a bit of falafel, but, with lentils rather than chick peas. The non-vegetarian family members liked them, too! Will certainly be making these again. Yummy!!! So much better than processed frozen veggie burgers.


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