Let me start with a funny incident, about a decade back I guess McDonald’s was very new in this country and visiting it was an important job and considered very happening if one is visiting the metro cities. The first time I visited McDonald’s I was at a complete loss as I did not understand how to order a decent meal at a low price. Anyhow, my cousin helped me in understanding the various options and combos (how dumbo I was) and I ordered a Veggie burger combo. Now eating a burger is an arduous task, yes I realised that the minute I had my first bite and I pushed the stuff backwards towards my palm. I must confess with great difficulty I finished eating that and my mouth and hand was completely messed up by the time I finished it.LOL. Today I laugh at myself remembering this but over the period I have learnt the art of eating a burger…
DH has been quite busy in his office these days and during his meetings they normally would invariably eat Pizza from Pizza Hut or a Burger from McDonald’s. Over a period he has developed a hatred for Mc burgers and was after me that he wants to eat homemade Indianised Burgers. Now the caring and obedient wife I am, how could I ignore his demand . Jokes apart I truly love pampering him at times and so decided to innovate a new Patty for the burger.
What Goes In a Burger
A classical burger basically comprises of a bun cut into halves, a patty which could be veg or non veg, Mayonnaise, cut vegetables. It can be served with or without cheese.
To make the burger really tasty and inviting the key ingredient that should be really good is the patty. I always tend to make a healthy and tasty patty and that’s the reason my family loves homemade burgers as the flavours are not repetitive.
As I mentioned in the Jackfruit & Red Lobia Salan that Jackfruit is available abundantly these days and I am right now on a Jackfruit spree…the real truth is I was left with some jackfruit after making the curry so wanted to use it in an innovative way . Honestly speaking I was overwhelmed with the result. The burger turned out very tasty and undoubtedly extremely nutritious and healthy to eat. Kids and S loved it and I was all collars up.
Ingredients for 8 Patties
3 cups cooked jackfruit
1 cup soya chunks soaked in water
4 boiled and peeled potatoes
8-10 garlic pods
2 inch ginger
1 large onion finely chopped
1/2 cup milk
4 tsp oil
6-7 green chilies
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
Slices of onion and tomato
1-2 tsp red chili pwd
3 tbsp coriander pwd
2 tbsp cumin pwd
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp amchoor pwd
To Make The Patty
Squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks.
In the food processor put the soya, cooked jackfruit, garlic, ginger and green chilies and blend to mix.
The jackfruit being fibrous needs a binding agent, that role is played by the boiled potatoes, mash them and mix. Mix the chopped onion, all spices, salt to taste, oil and milk.
Adding oil and milk in the patty dough makes it more soft and succulent (if one likes a very firm patty do avoid these).
Take a tennis ball size portion of jackfruit mix in one palm and shape it like a patty using the other hand.
Shallow fry the patty from both the sides. Take due precaution while flipping.
Assembling the Burger
Cut the burger into equal halves and lightly toast them on a griddle using oil or butter ( I used oil).
Spread mayonnaise(I used eggless, low fat) on the lower half and place the patty over it.
Place the sliced onions and tomatoes (one can use cucumber, beetroot too) over the patty.
Cut the cheese slice and place over the sliced veggies.
Now put the lettuce leaf ( I did not have that so use cabbage leaves) and finally put the other half of the burger and close it.
Warm it at 60% microwave for 30 seconds before serving.
Press it gently from the top, serve it with tomato and mustard sauce. This can be a very filling meal too.
Sending this to Bread Mania hosted by Chaitra at Aathidhyam.
and also to Sara and Sunita’s- Think Spice Think Garam Masala.
Sending the burger to my event ‘Only’ Sandwiches, burgers & Panini, guest hosted by Savi-Ruchi.