Tired of ordinary, plain burger patties? Then you must give these well spiced Indian lentil burgers a try! Each patty has a good blast of protein from the lentils and a great earthy sweetness from the beet. Packed with herbs and spices, it’s definitely a meat-free meal that will be asked for over and over.

Indian Lentil Burgers With Dill Yogurt Sauce [Vegan, Grain-Free]



For the Burgers:

  • 1 large red beet
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked lentils
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive/coconut oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup of vegan yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon dill
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave or other natural sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the beet. Place into a food processor and pulse until it’s in small pieces.
  3. Add the lentils, curry powder, cumin, turmeric, dill, salt, and garlic. Pulse again until the mixture becomes quite coarse and holds together.
  4. Heat the oil in a skillet. Form burger shapes of the beet/lentil mixture and place on the hot skillet. Use wet hands to make this shaping process easier. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Next, flip over to the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the burger is golden and heated throughout.
  5. Serve the burgers in buns with shredded greens, sliced tomatoes and avocado, and the lemon dill sauce.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 951 | Total Carbs: 79 g | Total Fat: 57 g | Total Protein: 34 g | Total Sodium: 3424 g | Total Sugar: 18 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.