Mung Beans and Tofu Vegan Patties in Tomato Sauce Recipe

vegan patties recipe

Probably the best vegan patties you’ll ever taste, This easy recipe, made with the healthy mung beans and tofu, will upgrade every meal.

The Benefits of the Mung Bean

Mung beans are small, green, and very healthy beans from the legume family.
They are rich in protein, magnesium, iron, potassium, and essential amino acids.
They also contain vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, and zinc.

You can use mung beans in salads, stews, or soups, as it is best to sprout them in order to get the best absorption of their minerals.

The easiest way to sprout beans is simply washing them well in a strainer, soak overnight in water, wash and strain again, and then keep in a closed jar in the refrigerator.
It takes about 2-3 days for the beans to sprout.

It is not a must to sprout the beans for this recipe, it’s just healthier.

Mung Beans and Tofu Vegan Patties Recipe

This recipe consists of three stages: Making the vegan patties, cooking the sauce, and adding the patties to the sauce.

The Vegan Patties 

vegan patties

Ingredients for About 20 Patties

vegan patties recipe
  • 1 ½ cup of overnight soaked or sprouted mung beans
  • 250 grams plain tofu
  • ½ peeled and chopped to cubes beetroot
  • 1 peeled onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½  teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Olive oil

Instructions for Making the Vegan Patties

Heat the oven to 180 Celsius.
Put the mung beans in a food processor and grind them for 1-2 minutes.
Add the tofu, beetroot, onion, garlic, and spices and grind for another 3 minutes until a smooth solid paste is acquired.

grind in a food processor

Place a baking paper on a baking pan and spread a little olive oil on it.
Use a spoon to put the paste on the baking paper, try to make round shapes patties with about 1-2cm height and 7-8cm diameter.
Keep about 3cm space between the patties.

cook patties in oven

Put the patties in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes until they get a little dry on top and you can flip them without them breaking.

Important note: While cooking the patties in the oven, it is a good time to start making the sauce, in order to save time.

baked vegan patties

Flip them to their other side and cook for 7-8 more minutes.
Take them out of the oven and let them cool a bit until the sauce is ready.

The Tomato Sauce 


  • 7-8 medium-size tomatoes chopped to small cubes
  • 1 big onion peeled and chopped so small cubes
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped green hot pepper(only if you like it spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 spoon Olive oil
  • Chopped fresh coriander

Instructions for Making the Sauce

Heat the olive oil in a deep, but flat-based pan (not a wok ), that you have a matching lid for.
Fry the onion, garlic, and green pepper until the onion is golden brown.

fried onions

Add the tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring.

tomato sauce recipe

Add the carrots, stir well, cover the lid, and cook on low flame for about 7 minutes.
Then add ½ cup of water, the salt, and the spices, stir well, and cover the lid.
Cook for 5-7 minutes until most of the water evaporates and a sauce is acquired.

making a tomato sauce

Gently place the patties in the sauce and use a spoon to cover them with it.
Add the chopped fresh coriander on top, cover the lid and cook on a low flame for 5 more minutes.

That’s it, Bon Appetite!

vegan patties in sauce

Check this link for a falafel recipe using mung beans.

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