Lentil Burgers on the Grill

Is summer time at the city and the grills are hot and cooking! Let's make them cook healthy and vegetarian for us all! This is a delicious lentil burger you will wanna try!



  • 1/2 cup of grain brown rice (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup of red lentil
  • 1/2 carrot medium dice
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of hing (asafetida) 
  • 3/4 cup of sunflower seed lightly toasted and grounded in the food processor
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of parsley chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery



STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350º F

STEP 2: In a medium sauce pan toast the rice until it has a nutty aroma. Add 1 3/4 cup of cold water and a pinch of salt. Let it cook for about 30 to 40 minutes. and drain rice cool on lightly oiled small parchment sheet tray.

STEP 3: Combine lentils in a medium sauce pan with 4 cups of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, until the lentils are soft. When soft drain lentils for 5 minutes and bring to the sheet pan with rice.

STEP 4: Combine carrot and celery in the food processor pulse ingredient until finely chop (not mushy).

STEP 5: Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium sauce pan under medium low heat. Then add sunflowers seeds, hing, cumin, and salt. Add the vegetable mix and cook for 3 minutes. Set aside and cool on a medium bowl and combine all ingredients, the lentil, rice and vegetables. Then add the parsley and mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

STEP 6: Give the mix a patty shape and place on a parchment-lined half sheet pan, lightly spray and refrigerate for 10 more minutes before cooking.

STEP 7: Turn on the griddle up to medium heat and lightly oil. Brown the patties on each side for about a minute and return patties to tray and heat patties in oven for 15 more minutes and voila!


Please on the comments below feel free to let me know how it turned out. Offer and enjoy!  -Chef Govinda