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quinoa patties with coconut walnut sauce

Quinoa patties

These quinoa patties are a yummy and healthy snack that makes your mouth water at the mere sight of it. Serve these patties on wholemeal buns with lettuce and tomatoes with a drizzling of coconut walnut sauce to make healthy, yummy quinoa burgers.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Western
Servings 15 patties


For the quinoa patties

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup moong beans
  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small carrot grated
  • 1/4 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

For the coconut walnut sauce

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup baked walnuts
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • salt to taste


For the quinoa patties

  • Soak the moong beans for about 2 hours.
  • Wash and drain the quinoa and moong beans. Boil water in a deep pan and add the quinoa and the beans. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa and beans are well cooked, almost mushy.
  • Boil the green peas in water for 10 minutes, drain and coarsely mash with the back of a spoon.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan and fry the onions until transparent. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, saute for 3 minutes and then add tomatoes, salt and chili powder. Saute until the tomatoes are well cooked and mashed and the mixture turns dry.
  • Add the carrots and peas, saute for 5 more minutes and remove from heat.
  • After the mixture cools down, add the quinoa and beans, egg, feta cheese, cottage cheese and cilantro. Mix well.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Divide the mixture into 15 lime-sized balls, flatten them into patties and shallow fry in batches.

For the coconut walnut sauce

  • Blend all ingredients using a blender into a smooth paste. Drizzle the coconut walnut sauce on to the quinoa patties or dunk the patties into the sauce and enjoy!
  • Or assemble the quinoa patties on wholemeal burger buns with lettuce and tomato slices, drizzle the sauce and serve as super-healthy quinoa burgers.


If you forget to soak the mung beans, not to worry. They just take longer to cook, so you will have to cook them separately and not with quinoa because quinoa gets cooked faster.
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