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Thai Lentil Burger Recipe

by Sophie

Thai lentil burger is another much loved baked lentil and veggie burger in my family. While I make the other lentil veggie burger with pickled veggie often, this was an experimental lentil burger that ended up being very palatable for each one of us.Thai lentil burger


Thai lentil burger with mixed lentils+herbs+spices #vegan #healthy Thai lentil burger with mixed lentils+herbs+spices #vegan #healthy

Thai Lentil Burger:

Yes, it will be your next favorite homemade veggie burger too. My Thai lentil burger is spicy(not explosively spicy), mildly curry flavored and full of those subtle Thai herb flavors and cooked to perfection. These burgers patties are best enjoyed with soft dinner rolls, on salads, in pita or with flat breads and even on lettuce leaves as a healthier burger.Thai lentil burger


Choose what best suits your palate and your diet. These soft, mildly spiced patties are juicy too. Thanks to the beet that not only adds the robust red hue but also gives this lentil burger a juiciness too. Even after baking it, these Thai spiced burgers are not dry and chewy.

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So, what makes them Thai? Spices, herbs and the curry paste! Thai bird eye chili, fresh Thai basil, galangal, lemon grass and just a tbsp of red curry paste.

Thai lentil burger


I had red curry paste handy, so I used it. It’s totally optional. You can add yellow, green or Massaman too. I would suggest not adding a lot of curry paste, because it may be overpowering for some. The whole idea is to give the raw lentil and veggies mixture a hint of some Thai flavors.

Other than the patty, I added some caramelized onions and jalapeños too. Why? Just to add another dimension of flavor to the burger. Is it optional too? Yes, skip it totally. Still the Thai lentil burger is going to be explosive on your palate.Thai lentil burger


  • Add some mangoes of raw papaya salad on these cute and beautiful patties.
  • Chili lime grilled pineapple works best too on this spicy Thai lentil burger patties.
  • Tangy bean sprout salads with kimchi work very well with these burger patties by adding some crunch and tang.
  • Or use even my version of pickled red cabbage. You will love it! Recipe here.

I have tried each of these and loved each version. If you come up with any other topping idea, share with me. I would love to hear what works best for you.

Thai Lentil Burger Recipe Step-by-step Guide:

Step-1: Process lentils and veggies:

Thai lentil burger

  • Lentils should be pre-soaked.
  • Overnight soaking works wonderfully!

Thai lentil burger

  • If you forget to soak it a night before, soak it it hot water for at least two hours and it still works fine.
  • Take the soaked lentils in a processor.
  • Add cilantro, red onions, serrano pepper and process until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Don’t make the mixture fine. The lentil+veggie mixture should look grainy.

Step-3: Add Beet and Thai Herbs:

  • Now add the beet slices, herbs and minced herbs(galangal+lemongrass+kefir lime if using).
  • I prefer to mince the herbs separately so that they release their flavor while getting processed again with lentils.

Thai lentil burger

After processing it for a few minutes, the mixture will look like this.(grainy and well-combined)

Thai lentil burger


Make jumbo patties by taking a spoonful of mixture between your greased Palm and place them on a greased baking sheet.Thai lentil burger


Cook until the patties are cooked from inside and starts to look crispy on the out.(10 minutes to 15 minutes in oven)Thai lentil burger

Nutrition Facts:

The calorie per patty is 94.7 cal with 17.7g carb and 5.1g protein.

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Thai lentil burger

Thai Lentil Burger

Spicy, hearty and full of flavors: these lentil veggie burgers are made Thai style, and it is my favorite Thai lentil burger which is enticing for foodies of all ages.
4.6 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 94kcal


Thai Lentil Patty

  • 1/2 cup pre-soaked mixed lentil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup cup red onions
  • 1 medium size beet, (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 2 Thai chili pepper
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil
  • 1 tsp-tbsp red curry paste, (adjust the amount as per your taste)
  • 1 tbsp minced galangal and lemongrass(green parts)
  • salt to taste


Thai lentil Burger patty

  • Process the lentils, veggies, herbs and spices in a food processor until grainy and well combined.
    Thai lentil burger
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease your palm and make patties out of the lentil veggie mixture.
  • Once all the patties are ready, place them on a baking sheet.
    Thai lentil burger
  • Spray or brush with oil.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the patties are uniformly cooked.(flip them after 5 minutes of cooking for both the sides to cook uniformly)
  • Allow these to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Assemble the burger with lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, vegan ranch and low-carb burger buns.
    Thai lentil burger
  • Serve mustard and ketchup.
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  • Lentil patties may dry out if you cook them for a long.
  • You can store half cooked patties or cooked patties in refrigerator and even freeze them for a month.
  • These patties can be grilled too. If you choose to grill, consider adding 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs to make these more firm.
  • Add some sriracha, soy sauce and kefir lime leaves for a robust Thai flavor.
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Calories: 94kcal
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Michelle June 23, 2017 - 12:48 pm

5 stars
gonna have this over the weekend. seems quite good and very healthy. 🙂

Sophie June 23, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Thank you Michelle!

K s June 24, 2017 - 3:40 am

Very nice . Healthy food?

Sophie June 24, 2017 - 9:24 pm

Thank you!

Sandra September 13, 2017 - 5:49 pm

5 stars
Hello! Do we cook the lentils first or do we process them raw?

Sophie September 20, 2017 - 4:47 pm

No Sandra, I use raw, soaked lentils for this.

Lily April 12, 2018 - 9:39 pm


Which food processor are you using? I will definitely give it a try. Nice recipe. Thanks,

Lily April 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm


Which food processor are you using? I will definitely give it a try. Nice recipe. Thanks,

Sophie April 14, 2018 - 10:55 am

Black and decker

Charisse Borines May 18, 2018 - 8:11 pm

5 stars
Where can i buy mixed lentils? Can i just use any lentils? Thank you

Sophie May 18, 2018 - 10:24 pm

I buy from Walmart. You can check for soup mix lentils and beans

adriana May 31, 2019 - 2:32 pm

5 stars
Wow, this is the perfect vegetarian burger, love how you used lentils and beets. I definitely need to make this at home as I love vegetarian fare burgers.

Sophie May 31, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Thank you Adriana!

Jacqueline Debono May 31, 2019 - 2:48 pm

5 stars
I love Thai flavours so this lentil burger really appeals to me. Bookmarking for meatless Mondays!

Sophie May 31, 2019 - 11:39 pm

Thank you Jacqueline. Hope you enjoy this!

Beth Pierce May 31, 2019 - 3:16 pm

5 stars
This is everything a gourmet burger should be, and then some! Excited to give this a try; yum!

Sophie May 31, 2019 - 11:40 pm

Thank you so much Beth. Hope you enjoy this.

Kelly Anthony May 31, 2019 - 3:50 pm

5 stars
What a great combination of spicy and curry flavor. This will be enjoyed by everyone.

Sophie May 31, 2019 - 11:42 pm

Thank you Kelly, hope you enjoy it.


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