Tandoori Patties

These patties will fill you up!

Made of lentils, carrots, oat bran, and whole wheat flour, will also give you a good amount of fiber, which is necessary for our body.

The mix has tandoori spice, which is a mix of curry powder containing coriander, chili, ginger, turmeric, fenugreek, garlic, and other spices, is used in Indian cuisine to flavor food baked in a tandoor, a clay oven.  


  • 1 1/4 cups pinto beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tsp tandoori spice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 lb. carrots, finely grated
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp paprika

Rinse the beans, let them soak overnight and cook them the following day. In the meantime, heat 1/2 tbsp of the oil in a skillet and saute the onion over medium heat until soft.Add the garlic, 2 tsp of the tandoori spice, and the ground cumin, and cook for one more minute.

Put the onion mixture and the beans into a food processor with the breadcrumbs, cilantro, tomato paste, carrots, pepper. Blend them until smooth scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as necessary.

Preheat the broiler. Shape the mixture into eight balls, then flatten the balls into patties.

Mix the flour with the remaining tandoori spice and the paprika. Roll the patties in the spiced flour to coat them.
Brush the tandoori patties with the remaining oil and broil them until they are crisp (3 to 4 minutes on each side).

Meanwhile, prepare the cilantro-yogurt sauce mixing:

  • 2/3 cup vegan plain yogurt, 
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 
  • 1 tsp tomato paste, 
  • 1 crushed garlic clove, and 
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
Serve the patties hot with the cilantro-yogurt sauce on top.

Tandoori Patties
Serves: 4