How to make Tofu and Black Bean Burger

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Tofu (टोफू), Black Beans (ब्लैक बीन्स )

Cuisine : British

Course : Snacks and Starters

Tofu and Black Bean Burger

Tofu and Black Bean Burger Recipe Card


British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tofu and Black Bean Burger Recipe

  • Tofu 200 grams

  • Black Beans soaked and blanched 1 cup

  • Burger buns 4

  • Button mushrooms 11-12

  • Onion cut into dices 1 medium

  • Yellow bell pepper cut into dices 1 medium

  • Red bell pepper cut into dices 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 tsp + to taste

  • Dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons

  • Potatoes boiled 2 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Breadcrumbs 1/4 cup

  • Tomatoes 2 medium

  • Mayonnaise as required

  • Arugula leaves as required

  • Goat’s cheese 20 gms + as required


Step 1

Slice mushrooms.

Step 2

Place black beans, onion, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper and mushrooms in a food processor and process into a fine mixture.

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the vegetable mixture, salt, ½ tsp crushed peppercorns and 1 tsp dried mixed herbs, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat, transfer the cooked mixture into a bowl and cool to room temperature.

Step 5

Crumble tofu and add to the mixture. Mix well and refrigerate. This is the patty mixture.

Step 6

Cut potatoes into wedges with skin and place in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp oil, salt, remaining crushed peppercorns, garam masala powder and remaining dried mixed herbs. Mix well and set aside.

Step 7

Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick tawa. Place marinated potato wedges and fry till golden and crisp from both the sides.

Step 8

Add breadcrumbs to patty mixture and mix well. Divide the mixture into equal portions shaped into patties.

Step 9

Place patties on the same tawa and cook till evenly done from both the sides.

Step 10

Cut burger bun horizontally into halves and toast them on the tawa.

Step 11

Thinly slice 1 tomato.

Step 12

To assemble burgers, apply mayonnaise on both the toasted burger bun parts. Place tomato slices on the base alongwith 7-8 arugula leaves. Sprinkle salt, pinch crushed peppercorns on top. Crumble 5 gms goat’s cheese and add on top. Place a patty on top and cover with another part. Similarly make other burgers.

Step 13

Cut remaining tomato into wedges and toss with 6-7 arugula leaves, salt and crushed peppercorns.

Step 14

Place burger on a serving plate and put prepared potato wedges along it. Place the prepared tomato-arugula salad on side and add some crumbled goat’s cheese on top.

Step 15

Serve immediately.

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