Kidney Bean Mini Burgers

More often than not, some people need a little more persuasion to eat vegetarian food. I like it better when all I have to do is disguise it and no questions asked!

I was having some guests over for an impromtu dinner and wanted to make some starters (my husband was making dinner).

The idea for this snack popped up since I had left some beans soaking the previous night.

Once you serve these, play a round of “guess what’s in the cutlet”. It’s fun to see everyone put their “Master Taster” skills to the test and still not being able to guess what’s in it.


Preparation Time – 30 min

Idle time – 5 hrs


Kidney bean burger

Kidney bean burger

  • Pressure cooker

  • Large Bowl

  • Frying pan


  • Red kidney Beans – 2 cup

  • Onion – 1 (diced)

  • Tomato – 1 (diced)

  • Garlic – 3 cloves (minced)

  • Cauliflower – handful of florets

  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup

  • Pepper Powder – 1 tbsp

  • Chilli powder – 1 tbsp

  • Garam masala – 1 tbsp

  • Mango Pickle – 2 tbsp

  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

  • Lime Juice – 1 tbsp

  • Salt to taste


  • Soak kidney beans overnight or for atleast 5 hours. Pressure cook them for 3 whistles. Mash it well.

  • At the same time, cook cauliflower – Boil water and then add the cauliflower florets. Let it stand for about 5- 10 min. Drain in a colander.

  • Add all the ingredients together and mix well.

  • Form them into any size burgers and fry until golden brown on either side.


  • Can add finely diced capsicum, green peas and carrots for more quantity and looks colourful too

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