Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vegetable Burger
Ingredients  for Tikki:

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp ginger paste

1/2 tsp garlic paste

1/4 cup finely shredded cabbage

1/4 cup grated carrots

a small handful of sweet corn (frozen)

1 big boiled potato

1 1/4 cups cooked( boiled) chickpeas ( white chane)

1 tsp coriander powder

3/4 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)

1 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

salt to taste


Sliced tomatoes, onion and cucumber
Cheese slices
Tomato sauce

a little oil for pan frying the cutlets/ patties


Mash the cooked chickpeas and boiled potatoes very well, so no lumps remain. Keep aside.

Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a pan, and sauté the ginger and garlic pastes and the onion till it turns translucent and soft. Add the spice powders and 2 tbsp of water and continue cooking over low to medium heat, for a minute. Now add the cabbage, carrot and sweet corn and sauté for another minute, on high heat. Turn down the heat to medium and add the mashed chickpea-potato mixture and salt. Mix well, and finally add the chopped coriander leaves. Take off the heat, and make sure the kebab/ cutlet/ patty mixture is well mixed.

Once the mixture has cooled a bit, divide it into 8 equal portions and shape each into kebabs/ cutlets/ patties. If you feel the mixture is too crumbly and difficult to shape, you can add a tbsp of chickpea flour (and a tsp of water, if required) to the mixture and mix well. These kebabs/ cutlets/ patties will be slightly soft, but should not fall apart easily.

If you use a non-stick heavy pan, you just need to lightly grease the pan to cook the cutlets/ patties. Cook them 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown and slightly crisp. Then turn them over and similarly cook them on the other side too


After the tikkis are done, grease the tava and heat the buns . When the buns turn little soft and warm , on one side of the bun spread tomato sauce, then a keep a tikki on it , followed by a cheese slice , then a onion,tomato and a celery leaf. Now keep the other side of bun on it and press slightly. Your burger is ready to eat.

TIP :  If you like , you can add cole slaw also.

3 tbsp mayonaise
3 tbsp fresh cream
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup grated carrot
2-3 tbsp drops lemon juice
1tsp castor sugar  ( optional )
salt and pepper

Mix all the ingerdients  together.

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