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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vegan Patties - Swiss chard and black beans


1 bunch swiss chard
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoon oil
2 chopped green chili or to taste
some chopped cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice

To cook patties 2 tablespoon oil

Wash and rinse the swiss chard.  Cut the leaves into small bits, discard the stalk.  
To a pan on medium heat with 3 tablespoon of oil add the chopped green chilies and saute it for about 30 seconds.  Add the cumin powder and coriander powder and saute for 10 seconds, add the chopped swiss chard and the chopped cilantro leaves cover and cook.  After it has been cooking for 3 minutes add the onion powder, garlic powder, curry powder and salt to taste, mix it and add the black beans, mix cover and cook.  After it has been cooking for 2 minutes add the panko bread crumbs and mix and with the backside of the spatula crush the black beans so that the swiss chard and black beans form a mass.  Let it cool to touch after which the patties can be shaped.  Before shaping the patties add the lemon juice and mix.

To shape the patties.  Take a handful of the swiss chard and beans mix, and shape them in flat rounds.

To fry:  To a pan on medium heat with 2 tablespoon oil grease the pan and put the patties on it and fry on both sides.
Serve as a side dish or meal with pita bread, chapati or bread. 

makes 5 patties

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