Sunday, May 31, 2015

Jumbo Veggie Burger

Jumbo Veggie Burger

What Would you do when you crave to eat something nice, filling, Delicious, Loaded with veggies and Some Health has to be considered too.. :P :D ) But too lazy to step out and go to treat yourself??

This happens to me all the time, especially on Friday evenings. And, you know what Lazy does on such day??? Me who is tiered to go out and eat ; spend hours in kitchen to prepare the thing that I wanted to quench my craving..: D I know silly me, but I Love my kitchen and cooking..:)

So gone Friday was such evening when I was craving for some nice and yummy burger. Yes, I love Burgers as Much as I Love Chole Bhature… :D but, was lazy to go out and eat one, so ended up making one at home. So it was an early Dinner kind of a thing and I enjoyed my Veggie burger sitting on my couch with a big glass of a cold coffee.:)

Since I know I would be frying my burger patty, thought of making it as healthy as possible by adding lot of veggies in it. I have Also used Chickpeas, to give the patty a nice binding as well as nutty taste. The Patty Came out to be Super Yumm and Crisp, I loved the patty so much so that I kept the patty dough and next day made cutlets from them..:D

I will quickly share the List of Ingredients and then the Step to follow for prepration and Assembling of the burger.

Ingredients for Patty

·         1 Small Onion finely Chopped
·         ¼ cup carrot finely Chopped
·         Some French Beans finely Chopped
·         Some Green Peas
·         3 medium sized Boiled, Pealed and Mashed Potatoes
·         ½ cup Chickpeas (Soaked Overnight and boiled till tender morning) I have used the leftover chickpeas I have boiled previous day for Falafels.
·         ¼ cup Beaten Rice/Poha  ( Soaked and Drained)
·         1 Tbsp butter
·         ½ Tsp ginger Garlic Paste
·         ½ Tsp Tumeric powder
·         ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
·         ½ tsp Paprika Powder
·         ¼ tsp Amchoor powder/Dry Mango Powder
·         Salt to taste
·         1 tsp of coriander powder
·         ½ tsp of cumin powder
·         ½ tsp of Garam Masala
·         ½ tsp dried parsley
·         ¼ cup pain flour
·         ¼ cup bread Crumbs
·         Oil for Frying

Ingredients for tangy Mayo Salad
·         ¼ Low fat eggless Mayonnaise ( I have used, you can use any of your choice)  
·         2 tbsp tomato ketchup
·         1 tbsp of red chilli sauce
·         ¾ cup of total finely sliced onion, carrots, capsicum and cucumber ( you can add veggies of your choice)
·         ¼ tsp black pepper powder

Ingredients for assembling the Burger
·         Burger Buns
·         Butter to toast the buns
·         Mayo Salad
·         Burger Patty
·         Cheese Slice
·         Lettuce leave

Process for Preparing Patty

1.       In a Blender Jar, put the Soaked and Boiled chickpeas and make a Coarse paste from it and keep aside.
2.       In a pan, heat butter. Add Ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.
3.       Add Chopped onion and cook till translucent.
4.       Once done add Chopped Carrots, Beans and Peas and some salt. Cook this for 3-4 minutes till carrots becomes little soft.
5.       Now add the potatoes and the seasoning ingredients I.e. Tumeric powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Garam Masala, paprika powder, garlic powder, and mix well.
6.       Cook this for about a minute or so, and then add the poha or beaten rice and mix everything well.
7.       Now turn off the flame and let this mixture cool a little.
8.       Once done, take this out in a bowl, to which add chickpeas paste, dried parsley, and mix everything really well.
9.       Patty mixture is ready. Take appropriate portion of this mixture as per the size of your burger bun and keep aside.
10.   Once all the patty are shaped, put the oil for frying to heat on medium flame.
11.   Make dropping consistency paste of flour and water.
12.   Take each patty dip in flour mixture then roll in bread crumbs nicely.
13.   Ensure the crumbs are coated from all the sides of the patty.
14.   Once done, fry the patty till nice golden brown from both the sides( ensure not to fry too many patties in the pan t a time)
15.   Burger Patties are Ready

Process for Mayo Salad
1.       In a small bowl, take mayo add tomato ketchup and chilli ketchup to it.
2.       Mix well. Now add black pepper powder and give a mix again.
3.       Pour this mayo on the sliced veggies and mix everything really well.
4.       The mayo salad is ready.

Assembling of the Burger:
1.       Slit the burger pan from middle.
2.       Apply butter on both the sides and toast on a skillet/pan
3.       Once done, keep a lettuce leaf on the bottom part of the bun.
4.       Apply 2 tbsp of mayo salad.
5.       Keep one burger patty on the salad.
6.       Keep a cheese slice, and then the upper part of burger bun.
7.       Press very slightly, or seal everything using a toothpick.
8.       Serve with some wafers/French fries, Potato wedges and your favorite drink.
9.       Your Jumbo burger is ready, I can bet you will love it and stop eating burgers from our post having this.:)
Happy Cooking and Stay Blessed

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