Sometimes, we can definitely cheat on our diet. Who doesn’t like a chicken burger or a veg burger? If its made at home then I think its not only healthy but clean too

Hence if you child next time asking for a burger surprise him with the below recipe. The non vegetarians can replace veg pattice with chicken

for veg patty

  • 300 grams potatoes or 3 large potatoes
  • 100 to 125 grams carrot or 1 medium to large carrot
  • 40 grams french beans or 8 to 9 french beans
  • ⅓ to ½ cup peas – fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped or ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or ½ teaspoon garlic paste
  • ¾ inch ginger or 2 teaspoon chopped ginger or 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 or 2 green chilies or 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies or ½ teaspoon green chili paste
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (ground cumin)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder – optional
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon bread crumbs or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil for pan frying 2 patties. overall for frying 4 patties – add 4 to 6 tablespoon oil

for batter

  • 3 tablespoon maize flour (polenta or cornmeal) – substitute corn starch instead of maize flour
  • 3 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour (besan) or chickpea flour (substitute all purpose flour for rice flour or gram flour)
  • ½ cup water

for breadcrumbs coating

  • 4 to 5 bread slices made into bread crumbs (whole wheat, brown, white or multi grain bread) or ½ cup bread crumbs [substitute ½ cup rava or cream of wheat) for breadcrumbs]

for veg burger toppings

  • 1 small to medium tomato – thinly sliced
  • 1 small to medium cucumber – thinly sliced
  • 1 small to medium onion – thinly sliced
  • 4 to 5 lettuce leaves – chopped
  • butter or oil as required for pan frying the buns
  • 4 sesame burger buns – whole wheat or plain or multi grain

for veg burger sauce dressing

  • 3 tablespoon vegetarian eggless mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds – crushed or powdered in a small spice grinder or mortar-pestle
  • ½ teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar or add as required
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt or 2 to 3 pinches of salt
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon lemon juice or add as required
  • ½ teaspoon regular vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or olive oil

Instructions

preparing breadcrumbs

  • Break 6 to 7 slices of breads and add in a mixer or dry grinder. Grind to a fine consistency.
  • Take the bread crumbs in a plate or bowl. Keep aside.

preparation for vegetable patty mixture

  • Now rinse and steam 3 large potatoes, 1 medium carrot, 8 to 9 french beans and 1/3 cup peas till they are completely cooked. You can cook or steam the veggies in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. You can also cook in a pan or in an electric cooker. Once cooked drain well the veggies. There should be no water in them.
  • Peel and roughly chop the potatoes when warm. Also peel the cooked carrots and finely chop them. Finely chop the french beans too.
  • Then mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  • When the mashed potatoes cools down completely, add the chopped carrots and beans. Also add the steamed peas.
  • Mix everything well and keep aside.
  • Then finely chop 1 medium sized onion and crush 4 to 5 garlic, 1/2 inch ginger and 1 or 2 green chilies. Keep aside. You can crush them together or separately.