Indian Veggie Burger: Product Review

Gentle Readers, The Practical Cook is on a mission to find the best veggie burger in the land. All contestants welcome. I’ll be trying them in restaurants, from the freezer case, and from scratch recipes. Today’s entry is a most delightful twist on the theme: Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger

These frozen gems are a bit on the spicy side, and remind me of samosa filling or loosely packed pakora. Either way, that adds up to delicious in my book. I fully intend to use them as a cheating chaat the next time I serve Indian food.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burgers contain lots of visible veggies.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burgers contain lots of visible veggies.

They are a bit luscious (aka, greasy), which I also dig. The Practical Cook abhors a dry veggie burger. For our taste test, I served them in pita with lettuce, with yogurt on the side for cooling.

Half a masala burger fit nicely into the mini pita.

Half a masala burger fit nicely into the mini pita.

The Practical Cooks Junior liked the flavor, but found them to be too spicy. I basically ate the whole box, and then bought some more to try with the Mom’s Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls featured earlier. Wow, I love them.

Vegetable Masala Burgers in Pita with Lettuce

Vegetable Masala Burgers in Pita with Lettuce

For the vegetarians looking for something new, give these a shot.

Have you made veggie burgers from scratch? If you’ve got a recipe, send it my way. Post a comment below to nominate a veggie burger for the taste test!

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