Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Veg Burger & French Fries

Here comes the famous combo "Burger & Fries". The origination place of burger is not sure as per wiki, it may be either Germany or US. But in U.S, the burger is mostly served with french fries. So i'm posting this combo under American food.
When we were in US, while travelling, if we couldnt find any indian restaurant, then we have either cheese pizza or  veg burger. That time, i was much hesitant to try any new dishes. So this were life saver for me sometimes.
I'm very much  inspired from Chitra's Burger recipe, so far i tried this 3/4 times, it turns out super delicious very time.The original recipe suggest to deep fry the patties, but i just shallow fry them and i couldn't find any major difference(low calorie version right?).  Ok. let see the recipe for this world famous combo.

Veg Burger

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 30 minsMakes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: American
Inspiration - Chitra's Burger recipe
Original source - here
For Veg Burger
Burger Bun - 4
Potatoes - 2 
Carrot -1 
Onions - 1 (small, cut into small pieces)
Peas - 1/4 cup(i used dry ones, so soaked for 4 hrs before use)
Thick Flattened Rice/Aval/Poha - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/2 tsp
All Purpose Flour /Maida - 1/4 cup
Bread crumb - 1/2 cup(approx)
Red Chili Flake - 1/2 tsp
Oregano & Basil - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - A pinch
Dry Mango Powder - 1/4 tsp
To Serve 
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
Tomato Ketchup - needed
Sliced Onions , Tomatoes, Lettuce,Cabbage - as per your need
Cheese Slice - 4 (optional, i didnt use) 
First soak the poha in water for 20 mins, cook the potatoes, peas & carrot in a pressure cooker. Then heat the pan with the oil.Add onions and saute it , then add cooked peas , carrot and mashed potatoes. Mix it well.Squeeze the water from poha and add into potato mixture and then add all the  spices listed under "Spices"  & Salt .Mix it well until it forms single mass and then allow to cool and tightly wrapped as cylinder in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins. Once you're ready to make the patties, take it from fridge and make thin batter with maida and water.Make the patties into round shape as the size of the burger bun and dip it in maida batter and coat it with bread crumbs generously.Heat the tava with oil and shallow fry the patties . Cook on medium flame until it turns golden brown on both side .Now it's time to arrange the burger. Cut the burger bun and toast the inside of the bun . Apply mayonnaise on the lower part of the bun, arrange onions, cabbage and then patties.On top of that arrange lettuce, tomato and add generous amount of ketchup and mayonnaise and close it with top layer of bun.That's it, Tasty and healthy home made Veg Burger is ready. It tastes heavenly on each mouthful.

French Fries

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Fries | Recipe Cuisine: American
For French Fries
Potatoes - 2 nos
Oil for frying
First peel & cut the potatoes into thin strips. Wash it well to remove extra starch.Spread it on kitchen towel to dry. Once it dried, heat oil in the deep pan, add the potato strips in batches and cook for 2 mins. Remove it on the plate (At this stage, the color of the potatoes doesnt get changed).Once it cooled , again fry the potatoes until it become crispy and golden brown. Remove it on the plate and sprinkle some salt.Tasty French fries is ready.
  • Corn meal is used in the original recipe, i skip that, till the patties  turns out crispy.
  • You can prepare the patties mixture a day before and refrigerate it until use.
  • I used home made veg mayonnaise.  

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  1. am speechless here!!! wow is the only word I am able to think right now!!! amazing..

  2. Sandhiya, the pictures are so awesome..good job!..and this combo is my fav too..

  3. Awesome pictures and a tempting combo.

  4. Beautiful picture Sandhya such a popular combo so tempting..

  5. I posted the same combo though I made lentil burger patties! Love it.

  6. what a perfect looking combo.. addition of poha is new to me... great job with the pics sandhiya :-))

  7. This is definitely a classic duo, and you have done an awesome job with the Patty. Looks so healthy and I like the use of Poha in it.

  8. Nothing can beat homemade fried and burger and you just rocked with this combo, makes me hungry already.

  9. This is a superb combo.Using poha for the patties sounds interesting...

  10. The burger patti recipe is so innovative with poha. This is a nice combination and you have done it perfect..

  11. That is one classic and delicious combo. Burger recipe is different and sounds yummy!!

  12. That is one classic and popular combo. I love your take on the burger.

  13. Love the whole platter and dish so inviting..

  14. what a unique veggie burger. great interpretation of an American classic!


  15. awesome blog ! it is my first time visit i here. looks for delicious. spicy burgur , especially spicy fast food, i love fast e food. thankyou for

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