Curried Tofu Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 large onion, peeled
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp curry paste
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz silken tofu
  • 2/3 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced mixed nuts
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • flour for coating
  • canola oil for frying
  • Grate the carrot and onion.
  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large frying pan and add the carrot and onion and fry until the vegetables are softened, stirring constantly for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the coriander seeds, curry paste and tomato paste.
  • Increase the heat and cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Mash the tofu with a potato masher, then stir into the vegetables, bread crumbs and nuts.
  • Season with salt and pepper and beat thoroughly until the mixture starts to stick together.
  • With floured hands, shape the mixture into 8 patties. Refrigerate for about 1 hour before frying.
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers until golden brown on both sides. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Alternatively, brush lightly with oil and cook under a hot broiler for about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Drain on paper towels then serve on a bun with lettuce and tomato or just as is.

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