Delicious Vegan Burgers
Getting the ingredients ready
A close view of the patty
A close view of the dressed up baby
So, i was looking at my copy of the vegetarian times and saw some really yummy looking burgers and got inspired to make one. But, i wanted an indian burger with the taste of india and a total carb laden one, so no nutrella grains or some protein source which i usually add in to make it a balanced ?! meal ( i know burgers... balanced, what is wrong with me :)
The burger was so easy to make. Actually i was tempted to ignore the burger buns and head on the patty with some tomato ketchup, but again leaving out the bread would make the bread feel sad. So, i hardened my heart and let the bread in and join the fun!
Ingredients ( for 3 HUGE bugers)
Potatoes -4 cut in cubes
Carrots -2 cut in rounds
Peas -1/2 cup
Red Onion -1/2 diced
Garlic -2 pods,diced
Ginger - 4 thin slices, diced
Cilantro - 4tbls chopped
Bread Crumbs -1/4 cup ( optional)
Red Chilly Powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala Powder -1tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds -1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil -1 tbls plus more for the burgers (i used 1 tbls per burger)
Tomatoes -1 cut in thick slices
Onion - 1/2 cut in thick slices
Pickled Cukes - 6 slices
Burger Buns -3
Napa Cabbage - 3leaves ( actually, i was out of romaine! lettuce, this was ok)
Ketchup and Green Chutney - as per taste
Presure cook the potatoes,carrots and peas with a little salt for 3 whistles.
When cooled, mash them really well and keep aside.
In a pan, add 1 tbls of oil, then add jeera, the garlic,green chilly and ginger. Fry this for a couple of minutes, then add the onions and fry well till light pink and translucent. Then add the red chilly powder,garam masala, turmeric powder and salt to taste, mix well, then add in the cilantro and the mashed potatoes. Switch the gas off, pour this on to a plate, add the bread crumbs ( if you are using them) and mix this mixture well.
Now, heat a sauce pan, and make big burgers of this mixture,add some oil and cook it on a medium flame till they are really well done. I like mine blackened a little, it is up to you, on the amount of doneness you prefer.
Now toast the burger buns, spread the green chutney on the bottom, lay the cabbage/lettuce leaf on then, place the burger on top, arrange on the tomato,onion and cuke then spread the ketchup generously on the top bun and place it on the burger.
Now carry this burger on to the family room,switch on your favorite TV show and eat up with your favorite beverage, in my case ice-cold water! ( i know... what a health freak ;)