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.