6 March 2016

Teff and broad bean burgers and courgette fries in cider batter

I haven't made veggie burgers for a while and thought that I would try new kind of vegan burgers made from teff grain and an interesting dried broad bean crunch that I bought in Finland. That can be substituted by dried, frozen or fresh broad beans of course. Best thing would be puréeing them for the burger mix. I served courgette fries in cider batter and a tahini dip on the side and it was quite a feast altogether. Luckily I could freeze some of the burger patties to be enjoyed later.

The roll is a homemade wheat-spelt-carrot roll, also vegan, but unfortunately I didn't note down the ingredient amounts. I have posted similar roll recipes here before and will surely post similar ones again. So here is my recipe for today's dish.

For the burger patties:

Makes about 10 medium sized patties.

150 g teff grain
1 tbsp vegetable stock powder
1 cup broad bean crunch
1 large carrot
2 onions
4 garlic cloves
Smoked paprika
Ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying

For the courgette fries:

3 medium courgettes
1 cup dry cider
½ + 1 cup spelt flour
Pinch of smoked paprika
Vegetable oil for frying

For the tahini dip:

1 lemon's juice
100 g tahini
Sprinkle of salt


Cook the teff in 300 ml water with the vegetable stock powder until done.

Soak the broad bean crunch for about 30 minutes.

Grate the carrots and chop the onion and garlic finely.

Cook the onion and garlic in oil until slightly caramelised.

Mix all burger patty ingredients together once they have cooled and shape burgers from the batter.

Cook the patties in hot oil until golden brown.

Cut the courgettes into fairly thin strips.

Make the batter by whisking one cup of flour with one cup of dry cider and add some smoked paprika.

Roll them in spelt flour and then in the batter and deep fry in hot oil.

Mix the dip ingredients together.

Assemble the burgers. I put a couple of tomato slices and some lettuce into the bun with the patty.

Serve and enjoy!

Your VegHog


  1. A tremendous meal indeed. I made some courgette fries, but yours win hands down - that batter looks awesome. I'd like to try your burgers too, but I struggle to find Teff here, will keep looking though.

    1. I liked the batter especially, because it stuck so well to the fries and didn't get messy. The cider also adds its own nice flavour to it. Teff can be a bit hard to find, I hope you'll find it somewhere!


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