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Kidney Bean Patties Wraps for Lunch box

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Kidney Bean Patties Wraps are protein-rich and a healthy lunchbox wrap for kids. The kidney bean patties or burgers are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. 

Kidney Bean Patties Wraps arranged on a black cheese board with some carrots and lettuce seen on the side.

Kids love to have different options in their lunch boxes. They get bored with the usual. At times we need to jazz the regular stuff and spice it up.

Lunch Box Recipes for Kids

I do pack vegetable parathas for my kid’s lunchboxes. They also love to take Idli, uttapam, dosa, sandwiches, etc. If you want to check my complete collection of lunch box recipes check it here.

Kidney Beans patties in lunchbox

Yeah, you might be surprised to read that I am packing kidney beans patties in a lunch box. Yes, kids do not love beans at times. It is difficult to feed Kidney beans to kids at times. But believe me, whenever I pack this in my kid’s lunch as a wrap or as a burger, he loves it. I was too surprised when I did it for the first time, but he loves it and this is one of my most made recipes for lunchbox. 

This was my first lunchbox last for him in his new school. I too was so happy and excited that I arranged and clicked the pics in literally 5 mins as I had to rush to the office and he had to leave for his school. 

Using Dried Kidney Beans

To make these kidney bean burger patties, I am using dried kidney beans and not tinned ones. I have never used that. To cook kidney beans in an Instant pot or pressure cooker, one can follow the process here on how to cook dried chickpeas in an Instant pot or pressure cooker

One can bulk soak the kidney beans and store them in the freezer. Either soaked or cooked beans can be kept in the freezer. 

I have a  similar recipe but that includes kidney beans and black chickpeas. I do make it as a side for starters. And if you are looking for a delicious main course with kid beans check out this Dal Makhani which does not have any cream.

Top view of Kidney Bean Patties Wraps arranged on a black cheese board with some carrots and lettuce seen on the side.

Ingredients used in making Kidney Bean burger patties

The first main ingredient is protein and iron-rich kidney beans. I am using dried kidney beans, it needs to be soaked, and cooked before using. Kidney beans need to be always cooked properly before consumption. One can use tinned ones too.

The next ingredient I am using is potatoes. It helps in binding the patties. One can replace it with a sweet potato if required.

The next few ingredients used are onion, green coriander, and grated ginger. This adds flavor, taste, and texture to the dish. 

Spices like cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder or paprika powder, turmeric powder, and salt are added. One can add green chili if you are kids are okay with you.

I add powdered oats, or soya mince to give it an additional binding and crunch. Adding oats and soya mince helps in absorbing extra moisture from the patties. One can add bread crumbs too instead of oats or soya mince. If you are gluten-intolerant add gluten-free bread crumbs. 

Recipe process of Kidney bean patties

Add the boiled kidney beans, coriander, spices, onion, and ginger to a food processor. Process it until it resembles a nice mince. Remove this to a large bowl, add in the potato and mix everything. Add soya mince or oats powder as required and mix.

Divide the mixture into equal size portions. Make around lime size balls and slightly flatten them. Once done refrigerate the patties for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes shallow fry the patties from both sides until done. One can air fry the patties too for approximately 10 minutes at 180 Deg C.

To assemble the kidney bean patties wrap or kidney bean burger patties 

Lightly toast the wrap or burger on either side. Spread butter, cheese, or sauce as required. Arrange some lettuce or iceberg leaves on the wrap or burgers. Take two patties and break them into 2 pieces and spread them on the wrap. If using a burger, use one or two patties depending on the size of the patties and burger bun. Tightly roll the wrap and cut into 2 pieces if required or leave it as is. Wrap it in foil or pack it in a lunchbox. 

One can use store-bought wraps for this, however, you can warp this kidney bean in any paratha, or in this gluten-free crepes or savoury moong dal chila. I also make this Yufka, Turkish Flatbread to warp these patties.

Dietary Suggestions

The patties or burgers are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Depending on the wraps you use, they will be vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free. If you are allergic to anything, be sure to use the wraps or the bread accordingly. It will taste good in any type of wrap or bread.

Shelf life of Kidney bean patties?

This rajma kabab or rajma patties stay good in the fridge for 4-5 days. Do keep in mind that it has potatoes so if you are staying in a warm environment, it might be a good idea to consume in 2-3 days.

Can we freeze these kidney bean patties?

These kidney bean patties or burgers freeze well. So I always make them in bulk. Keep some in the fridge for 1-2 days of use and the others I freeze them. They stay good in the freezer for a couple of months. 

To freeze the patties, line them on a plate or a baking tray. Keep them in the freezer until they are firm. Remove and keep it in an air-tight container or a zip lock in the freezer.

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Kidney Bean Patties Wraps arranged on a black cheese board with some carrots and lettuce seen on the side.
Kidney Bean Patties Wraps arranged on a black cheese board with some carrots and lettuce seen on the side.

Kidney Bean Patties Wraps

Kidney Bean Patties Wraps are protein-rich and a healthy lunchbox wrap for kids.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Keyword: Kids Favourite, Lunch Box
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Patties
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

For Kidney bean patties

  • 2 Cups cooked Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 medium size or 1 Cup boiled and mashed/grated potatoes
  • ¼ cup of fresh coriander
  • 1 small onion chopped roughly
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder -Optional or as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1//2 – 1 cup oats powder or soya mince or bread crumbs
  • Oil for shallow frying

To assemble wraps

  • Wraps as required
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Butter
  • Garlic cheese sauce/cheese sauce – Any type of sauces
  • Sriracha sauce or chili sauce -optional
  • Tomato ketchup

Instructions

For Kidney bean patties

  • In a food processor add the cooked kidney beans, coriander, onion, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt.
    2 Cups cooked Red Kidney Beans, ¼ cup of fresh coriander, 1 small onion chopped roughly, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 tablespoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, Salt to taste
    Ingredients to make the patties.
  • Process it until it resembles a fine mince.
    Minced Ingredients.
  • Take the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add grated or mashed potatoes and mix everything.
    1 medium size or 1 Cup boiled and mashed/grated potatoes
    Potatoes added to patties.
  • Ready Mixture.
  • Slowly add the oats powder or soya mince or bread crumbs little by little. Give it a mix and check if you are able to form patties.
    1//2 – 1 cup oats powder or soya mince or bread crumbs
    Soya mince added to the mixture.
  • Add more oats powder or soya mince if required or if you feel the mixture is too wet.
  • Divide the mixture into lime size balls.
    Shaped into patties.
  • Form into a round shape and slightly flatten them in between your palms.
    Shaped into patties.
  • Refrigerate the patties for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Shallow frying the patties
    Shallow frying of the patties.
  • In a pan add 2-3 tablespoons of oil.
    Oil for shallow frying
  • Once hot, add in the patties.
  • Cook it on medium on both sides.
  • Press gently with the back of a spoon and cook on both sides until done.
  • One can air fry the patties for 10 minutes at 180 Deg C.

To assemble the wrap

  • Let the patties cool completely.
  • Slightly cook the wrap on both sides.
    Wraps as required
  • Spread butter and sauces on the wrap. I use garlic cheese and sriracha sauce.
    Butter, Garlic cheese sauce/cheese sauce, Sriracha sauce or chili sauce
  • Then arrange some lettuce leaves in the middle.
    Lettuce leaves
    Adding of lettuce leaves.
  • Take 2 patties, and break them into 2 pieces.
  • Spread the patties on the wraps
    Adding of patties on wraps.
  • Drizzle some tomato ketchup on top.
    Tomato ketchup
    Adding of tomato ketchup on wraps.
  • Grab one edge of the wrap and make a tight roll.
    Assembled Kidney bean patties.
  • Cut this wrap into two and wrap it in foil or pack it in your lunchbox.

Notes

  • Standard US Size cups and spoons are used. 1 cup = 237 ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • 1 Cup of dried kidney beans will make 3 cups of soaked.
  • The patties freeze well, read above on instructions for storage.
 
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Sneha Datar

Wednesday 7th of September 2022

Perfect and completely filling wraps these are, kids will love these!

Mayuri Patel

Monday 5th of September 2022

Renu I make kidney bean patties to enjoy as a burger or on its own. What a wonderful idea to use it in wraps. Always looking for healthy and different ideas for our brunch and this recipe fits the bill perfectly.

Wendy Klik

Monday 5th of September 2022

I always look forward to your recipes Renu because I am always looking for Meatless options. Thanks.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Monday 5th of September 2022

Thank you Wendy.

Karen @karenskitchenstories

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I would want one of these myself! Love kidney beans.