Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. ~Clarence W. Hall
Adding a quote that probably crops up first if you Google ‘Eater quotes’ is not because I was being lazy but is because this was one of the most meaningful quotes I have read about Easter. Truth sooner or later, finds a way to the surface and fizzles out creating an effect similar to what happens when you shake your pepsi or coca cola and force it to fizzle out.
So to celebrate the resurrection of Christ I made these healthy burgers. The words ‘healthy’ and ‘burgers’ are together because well the patty is stuffed with a mix of vegetables that take care of your nutritional requirement per meal. This recipe should help you make 8 full patties/fillings. So here we go without much ado.
For the Patty :
Soya Granules – 1.5 cups (soaked in about 3 cups of water )
Potatoes – ½ kg (boiled and mashed)
Onion – 2 large, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
Capsicum – 1 large, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
Corn – 1/2 cup
Bread – 4 to 5 slices
Garlic Flakes – 3-4, crushed
Green Chillies – 3 to 4, finely sliced
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Garam Masala – 1.5 tsp
Salt – 1.5 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Oil for frying
For the Layering:
Onion – 3 , thinly sliced
Burger Buns – 4 pairs
Tomato – 3, thinly sliced
(Please feel free to increase the number of tomatoes and onions you want to use for the layering.)
1. Soak the soya granules in water.
2. Heat oil for frying in a pan.
3. By the time soya soaks water in a bowl mix mashed potatoes, corn, capsicum, onion and crushed garlic to it.
4. Wet 4-5 slices of bread, crumble those and add to the mix.
(NOTE: Do not wet the bread so much that it drips with water. Wet it enough that it can be easily crumbled.)
5. Add the soya granules to the mix followed by the addition of corn flour.
6. Also add the green chillies, garam masala, salt and red chilly powder to the mix.
7. Give the ingredients a good mix. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts and shape these into patties.
8. Fry the patties on medium heat.
(NOTE: It’s a good idea to keep the fried patties on sheets that absorb oil.)
9. Spread burger mayonnaise evenly on the base and top buns of the burger. Layer tomatoes, onion slices (and lettuce too if available) below and over the patty.
10. Serve with strong mustard and ketchup.
The Patty Dough.
Patties, our star of the show.
THINGS I LEARNT TODAY:
1. I felt that these patties turned out to be crispier than the regular potato ones.
2. Also if you have enough time in your hand then refrigerating the patties for about 1.5 to 2 hours would be great as it sets the patty well and chances of it bursting or disintegrating while frying is minimised.
3. Leftover boiled potatoes from Saturday night and bread was well taken care of and I say it again it truly is healthier than your regular burgers.