Sunday, August 17, 2014

Veggie Burger

A perfect time pass and filling Burger for any time of the day. This burger recipe from scratch is very easy and best homemade burgers you will ever taste.

As soon as my little brother and I said  "Burger", my dad used to shout at us saying we eat unhealthy food all the time and burgers are fast food that will make us get fat. We used to laugh and eat it anyway until one day we saw the video about how they make buns for burgers. To tell you the truth, that was the last time I ate buns from bakeries and stores.

Naveen likes Burgers and loves even more if it is homemade. I used to make them at home in Bangalore. It had been quite some time since I made burgers. So, for last weekend's lunch, I made these amazing and yummy Burgers with wheat flour, veggies and without cheese. It was a healthy version which even my pappa would have enjoyed. You can see how good the nutritional value of this Burger is below. I could not help but share the recipe.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  225 Calories
Fat 5 %
Carbohydrates 13 %
Dietary Fiber 33 %
Sodium 5 %
Vitamin A 48 %
Vitamin C 39 %
Calcium  12 %
Iron  31 %
Protein 12.3 Grams
Sugar 3.3 Grams

Ingredients : for Burger Buns
Milk 1 cup divided
Sugar  1 teaspoon
Active dry yeast 1 teaspoon
Wheat flour 2 cups
Sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

Ingredients : for Burger Patties
Potatoes 2 small
Peas cooked 1/2 cup
Kabuli chana/Chickpea cooked 1/2 cup
Gram flour 2 teaspoons
Chilli powder as per taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt as per taste
Garam masala  1 teaspoon
Oil 2 tablespoons

Ingredients : To assemble Burger
Onions sliced thinly 1 small
Tomato sliced thinly 1 small
Lettuce (optional) a leaf
Mayonnaise/ ketchup  As per taste

 * Mix half cup of warm milk, sugar and yeast in  a bowl and keep it in a warm place so that the yeast can get active.
* Sift and mix wheat flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and milk to make it a dough of Roti dough consistency. Add water if needed.
Knead for 2-3 minutes and place the dough in an oil coated bowl. Keep the bowl in a warm place for 2 hours.

* Once the dough has risen to twice it's size, punch and knead the dough for a minute.Make 2 balls out of it and place on the baking dish.
* Let the dough balls stay in warm place for 15-20 minutes. Brush the dough with milk, sprinkle some white sesame seeds and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
* Let the buns cool completely before cutting them to half. My buns broke a little probably because I preheated oven too much.

* Meanwhile, boil and peel potatoes, mash them along with cooked peas, chana/kabuli chana, Gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala. 
* Add water just enough to bind the veggies together. 
* Heat a frying pan and smear the pan with little oil. Flatten the veggie dough and place them on the pan. Fry the patties on both size till they are cooked evenly.

* Cut the buns into half and slice the tomatoes and onions.
* Assemble the Burger placing the patty on the lower bottom of the bun. Top the patty with onion and tomato slices followed by a lettuce leaf. Generously spread mayonnaise or ketchup and place the top part of bun.
* Enjoy with your loved ones =D>  

* You can add or skip any veggies to the patty.
* The ingredients quantity I have mentioned is only for 2 buns so please feel free to modify the recipe as per your desired quantity.

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