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Friday, January 3, 2014

Soya - Veggie Burger

Before proceeding towards the recipe, I would like to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and healthy new year.

When I thought of a sandwich with patty / cutlet,  the first thing that came to mind was a veggie burger and I didn't sit to ponder much about other options as I was fixated on this burger thing. My husband often prepares burgers at home with store bought soya patties and this time I thought to make them at home, of course throwing Indian touch. I didn't have the energy to make the buns also from scratch and so we settled with the ones we picked up from the store.
Now assembling the burgers is no rocket science and one can go with their preferred choice of ingredients to make the sandwich. I have used burger buns, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheddar cheese slice, soya - veggie patty with some mustard and ketchup in my burger sandwich. I am going to give the recipe for the patties below. If you feel that the following ingredients are not properly binding, feel free to add some bread crumbs.

1 cup soya granules (or soya chunks)
1 potato (peeled and cubed)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots and beans
1/4 cup toasted and skinned peanuts 
2 - 3 tbsp. minced cilantro
2 green chillies, finely chopped
Salt & chili powder to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 - 2 Tbsp oil
Oil for shallow frying

* Soak soya granules / soya chunks in hot water for about 10 minutes and drain. If using soya chunks, cut them into tiny pieces or crumble them after soaking.
* Cook potato, beans and carrot together. Drain, cool and slightly mash them.
* Grind the toasted peanuts coarsely.
* Combine soya, mashed veggies, peanut powder and all the remaining ingredients (except the oil used to fry) in a mixing bowl. Adjust the seasonings / ingredients according to preference to form a stiff, coarse mixture.
* Heat 2 -3 tbsp. oil on a shallow nonstick pan over high heat.
* Pinch out a lemon sized portion of the mixture, shape into a patty / cutlet. 
* When the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium and place the patty/cutlet in the hot oil. 3 - 4 cutlets can be cooked at a time depending upon the size of the pan.
* Cook until the bottom side of the cutlet turns golden brown. Flip the cutlets using a spatula and drizzle some more oil around the edges of them. Cook until the other side turns golden brown too. Transfer them onto absorbent towels.
* Repeat the steps with the remaining mixture.



Chef Mireille said...

what a fabulous veggie burger

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely and delicious looking veggie burger. Looks very colorful indeed.

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

the last pic is so tempting!

Srivalli said...

Soya cutlet sounds good, I have been planning to make these cutlets as well..good and hearty combo..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good one! My husband will love this combo!!

abhishek singh said...

Yes It is very delicious look I like it.
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sushma said...

looks soo delicious. Nice combination and healthy too

Pavani N said...

Homemade burgers are always better than the store bought ones and your version also seems to be quick and easy to make. Clicks are very inviting.

Sapana Behl said...

Homemade burger with soya cutlet looks o delicious and healthy !

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

These burger patties looks awesome! i am always on a search for different vegetarian burgers and this is really good!

Saras said...

Scrumptious burger..Looks very tempting dear..

Varadas Kitchen said...

Looks so good!