Thai Tempeh Patties with Cucumber Relish

March 06, 2016

These tempeh patties have a delicious savory taste to them. They are amazingly tasty and a good source of protein. They have that umami flavor! The cucumber relish is divine.

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For Patties

  1. 250 grams Tempeh
  2. ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  3. ½ teaspoon galangal powder
  4. ½ teaspoon lemon grass powder (or fresh)
  5. 1 tablespoon sambal oolek (or green chili)
  6. 1 cup chopped cabbage
  7. 1 cup chopped coriander
  8. 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  9. ¼ cup oats
  10. 2 teaspoon ginger paste
  11. 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  12. 2 teaspoon oil
  13. Pinch of salt

For Cucumber Relish

  1. 1 large cucumber
  2. 2 teaspoon ginger paste
  3. 1 tablespoon sambal oolek (or green chili)
  4. ¼ cup rice vinegar
  5. ¼ cup brown sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon salt


    For Patties

    1. Place 2 tsp oil in a flat pan.
    2. Sauté the cabbage and red pepper together.
    3. Add the galangal powder, lemon grass powder and ginger paste and sauté for 3-4 minutes, so that the cabbage becomes translucent.
    4. In a food processor break the tempeh into small cubes and process until it has a breadcrumb consistency.
    5. Add the rest of the ingredients, fresh basil leaves, sambal oolek, chopped coriander, oats, ginger paste, lime juice, salt and add the cabbage mixture.
    6. Don’t over process, the consistency should be like coarse breadcrumbs.
    7. Take a flat pan and put on a medium heat, add a little oil.
    8. Take out some mixture with an ice cream scoop and place into the palm of your hand, flatten slightly with your fingers and put it into the pan. (the ice scream scoop will ensure all the patties are the same size)
    9. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.

    For Cucumber Relish

    1. Take a large cucumber and deseed (no need to peel).
    2. Grate the cucumber add the ginger paste, sambal oolek, rice vinegar, brown sugar and salt.
    3. Mix altogether and serve with the patties.

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