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Vegan Hot and Spicy Burger Jaffles with Coriander Sauce


Indian-spiced toasted sandwiches which are fun, delicious and packed with flavour.

  • Serves: 4 |
    4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 30 mins |
  • Cook Time : 40 mins
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For the Lentil spread

¾ C (180 ml / 225 g) tinned lentils
75g firm tofu, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped
1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
1 tsp (5 ml) turmeric
salt and pepper

For the Dipping Sauce

90 g firm tofu, chopped
⅓ C (80 ml) warm water
⅓ C (80 ml / 13 g) coriander
3 Tbsp (45 ml / 7.5 g) basil
4 tsp (20 ml) lemon juice
1½ small green chillies
1½ tsp (7.5 ml) sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) garlic, finely chopped
¾ C (180 ml) sunflower oil
salt and pepper

For the Jaffles

1 box meat-free burgers
8 slices white bread
margarine, for spreading
¼ C (60 ml) mild or spicy atchar

To Serve

micro herbs or coriander, to garnish (optional)

To Make the Lentil Spread

Place all the ingredients for the lentil spread into a food processor, blend until smooth and season to taste.

To Make the Dipping Sauce

Place the tofu, water, coriander, basil, lemon juice, chillies, sugar and garlic into a food processor and purée until smooth.

Keep the motor running and add the oil in a steady stream until the mixture thickens slightly. Season to taste. Refrigerate until needed.

To Make the Jaffles

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Place the spicy meat-free burgers onto an oven tray and cook for 12 minutes.

Spread the slices of bread with a little margarine and then turn them over.

Spread a dollop of the lentil spread onto each slice.

Add the meat-free burgers to half of the slices and top with a dollop of atchar.

Close up with the remaining slices of bread (with margarine on the outside) so that you have 4 complete sandwiches.

Heat the jaffle iron over high heat and add a sandwich. Close the jaffle iron and cut off any bits which hang out over the sides.

Place the jaffle iron back on the heat and cook for 6-8 minutes, turning regularly until the jaffles are golden and crisp.

To Serve

Garnish with micro herbs or coriander (optional) and serve the jaffles with the dipping sauce on the side.

Tip: If you do not own a jaffle iron, simply use a toasted sandwich press or snackwich maker.