Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger with Authentic Indian Spices Review

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger

We’ve been having the time of our lives exploring the Trader Joe’s freezer aisle and testing all of their frozen burger options. From the Turkey Burgers (still our favorite of the bunch) to the Shrimp Seafood Burgers, we’ve found some really delicious options at our local TJ’s.

Today, we’re temporarily suspending our carnivorous ways to try one of the meatless options, the Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burger with Authentic Indian Spices.

The package gives heating instructions for both the stovetop and the grill, but there are no microwave options for those looking for a mighty fast meal. We’re okay with that, of course, as the stovetop has been our go-to cooking method for Trader Joe’s burgers in the past, and there’s no reason to try to fix what ain’t broken.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger

The main ingredient in these precooked burger patties is potato, which means these are softer than your average burger and they have an almost “mashed potato” consistency when you bite into them. We don’t think that’s a bad thing at all, but you certainly won’t be fooling anyone into thinking these are made of meat.

The authentic Indian spices promised on the packaging really give these patties a unique flavor. These taste more like samosas than any type of veggie burger we’ve had. There’s also just a tad but of spiciness to these, but not a lot. We certainly didn’t find ourselves reaching for a cold glass of milk to soothe our burning tongues.

One minor complaint is that the corn kernels here are not very good. They seem stale and mushy, quite the contrast against the rest of the burger’s ingredients, which are all fantastic. The good news, of course, is that corn is pretty scarce here, so you might not even notice it at all.

The delicious Indian flavor actually makes these a little bit tricky to find suitable toppings for. We’d say your traditional ketchup-and-mustard combo is probably out. We actually tried some swiss cheese and a spicy BBQ sauce with ours, and that was quite an interesting flavor combination. Good, but certainly not comparable to anything we’ve tried in the past. We didn’t experiment with chutney, but we think that might actually be a good choice here too.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger

One burger contains 140 calories and 410 mg of sodium. Neither of those numbers is bad, but keep in mind that you’ll also have to add up whatever you choose to dress these burgers up with.

The Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burger with Authentic Indian Spices makes for a delicious yet unusual veggie burger. While one of these might not satisfy a true veggie burger craving, the Indian spices make this a treat that sets itself apart from other burger options. These burgers are for those looking for a burger adventure rather than those seeking the tried-and-true, and in the adventure category we’d call these a huge success.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s veggie burgers, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala Burger