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Quinoa and Mixed Vegetable Burgers

Quinoa [Keen-Wah], native to South America is a highly nutritious food. It has well-balanced content of amino acids required for human nutrition. When compared with other grains, it has superior quality and quantity of proteins.

Health Benefits of Quinoa

  • Help for Migraine Headaches - Magnesium and riboflavin help to reduce frequency of strokes
  • Cardiovascular Health - Magnesium relaxes blood vessels
  • Significant Cardiovascular Benefits for Postmenopausal Women- 6 servings of quinoa is good for postmenopausal women with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other signs of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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Quinoa, well-rinsed under cold water - 1/4 cup
Carrot, grated - 1 medium
Beans, steamed and cut - 1/4 cup
Green onions, chopped - 2
Green Chillies, chopped - 1
Ginger, chopped - 1 inch
Boiled potato, cubed-2.5 cups b
Ground cumin, roasted - 1 tbsp
Amchoor [Dry mango powder - 1/2 tsp
Cooking oil
Burger buns

To go on side:
Ripe Tomato, sliced
Sweet Onions, thin slices
Avocados, chunks
Mayonnaise - optional
Mustard sauce - optional

  • Place 1/4 cup quinoa + 1/2 cup water in a pan and boil. Reduce the heat, simmer, cover and and cook until all water is absorbed.
  • Bring together cooked quinoa, boiled potatos, chopped green onions, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger , grated carrot, beans, salt and all other spices.
  • Make four balls out of the above mixture and flatten to make 3/4th inch thick disc like shape [now called patties or burgers]
  • Grease non stick pan with vegetable oil and cook patties on medium heat till both sides turn golden brown
  • Toast the burger buns , spread mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, spread onion and tomato rings, place the quinoa patty, add another layer of onion and tomato rings, avocados, sprinkle black pepper and top it with other bun half and serve !!
  • Mustard and Mayonnaise is optional.
  • It is better to use whole wheat buns.

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very healthy....i have couscous will try with it.Great Idea!!!!!!!!
Poornima Nair said…
I've got quinoa in my shopping list for this week. Would love to try this, looks awesome!
Nostalgia said…
Very interesting recipe.. nice job...
Padma said…
I am having lot of quinoa, was thinking what else to make other than upma, kichidi and dosa. This one looks great. Will try it very soon.
Sushma Mallya said…
Unique & interesting one renu...pic is lovely too...
Sharmilee! :) said…
Healthy and nice burger!
Divya Vikram said…
Have never tried making quinoa burgers. Your post tempts me to try. Perfect looking burgers.
awesome burgers... looks yummy.
Chitra said…
Looks mouthwatering ..yummy !!
Prathibha said…
looks yummy...gr8 patties..
Tina said…
Healthy and delicious burgers...
Priya said…
Such a unique and fantastic burger, very prefect entry..
Vrinda said…
haven't tried quinoa yet,nice burger...
Lovely burgers, great click.
Yasmeen said…
That burgers is brimming with nutrition,thanks for the entry :D
Oraphan said…
These burgers look absolutely yummy! What a great idea to use quinoa! I'm so glad I read this wonderful post because I always have migraine headaches, from now on I'll eat more quinoa (I seldome eat it), thanks for great tips.

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