Tofu Burgers

Raw tofu is undeniably white, bland and squishy. On the other hand, tofu absorbs colours and flavours extremely well and can assume a range of textures and blends easily with just about any other food. You can use tofu in many recipes that kids and non-vegetarians will happily eat.

  • 1 lb extra firm tofu
  • ¼  cup whole wheat flour,
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • ¼ cup quick or rolled oats
  • ½ cup  parsley tops, washed & dried
  • 1 tsp each paprika
  • 1tsp coriander
  • 1tsp cumin
  • ½  tsp dried basil or thyme
  • ¼  tsp ginger
  • pinch cayenne
  • ½  tsp salt
  • Optional: asafoetida (hing) or garlic

METHOD:

  • Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium with olive oil.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) or a crushed garlic clove to the oil for extra flavour
  • Cut tofu into 1 inch chunks, and add to food processor
  • If you don’t have one, mash by hand or with a potato masher, and finely chop the parsley or basil first
  • Throw in everything else and mix well by hand, or on low in the food processor just until it all clumps up
  • Form into eight 3 – 4 inch patties
  • Fry in small amount of oil, on medium heat, 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown
  • Serve between brown bun with your favourite relish, tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce or anything else that tickles your fancy.
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