Tuesday 27 January 2015

Vegetable Burger

I don't know if i have mentioned this in any of my earlier posts, that i am a big fan of this program "Eat St" (Eat Street) that comes on the channel "Nat Geo people". In fact, that particular channel has some terrific food shows (Apart from my favourite Cesar Milan :)) like Street food from around the world hosted by Ishai Golan (Of course, some shows are repeats), Food lovers guide to the planet, Top tables top cities (Again by Ishai Golan) and Grandma's boy (where they show the cute looking Irish chef Donal learning secret recipes from Nona's (grannies) of Italy). A lot of cooking that i see lately is done with wine, and me and hubby both being wine lovers, i want to try it someday. So, i am doing some wine cooking learning these days and one of the very interesting information chart that i came across about wine that i would like to share with you all :

So, while cooking in wine is still long, i decided to satisfy our sinful cravings (looking at the cheesy, creamy, fried lip smacking smart food that is shown on eat street) with some homemade burgers. So, a quick walk down the road to get some buns, taking out my all-time-saviors (boiled potatoes) from the refrigerator, boiling some veggies, frying the patty and putting everything together in the bun - it all happened within 45 minutes!!! Trust me, it's that simple and that easy if you have boiled potatoes ready at hand. I always stack some in the refrigerator.

A warm cheesy burger, some tortilla chips by the side and a glass of hot chocolate and our dinner was done!!! :)


Boiled potatoes : 2 medium
Boiled vegetables - 1 cup ( i used a mix of carrots, french beans and peas)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Chaat masala - to taste
Cornflour (you can even add maida)- 1 tbsp
Oil - to shallow fry the patties
Burger buns - 3-4
Tomato - 1
Onion - 1
Cheese slices - 3-4 (or you can make it double cheese)
Mayonnaise - as required
Green chilli sauce - as required (optional)
Tomato ketchup - as required (optional)
I didn't have lettuce at hand, but you can use them if you have.


Mash the boiled potatoes well. Now mash the boiled vegetables and mix them together well. 

Add red chilli powder, salt, corriander powder, chaat masala and cornflour and mix it all well.

Shape into round size patties according to desired thickness. I prefer them to be not too thin (as they would break or becomes difficult to flip) or too thick (as it takes a lot of time to cook and hence absorbs more oil, also at times remains uncooked from within). So make medium sized patties.

Heat oil in  a pan and shallow fry the patties both sides till golden brown.

Remove excess oil by patting the patties on a tissue napkin.

Cut the burger buns into half and apply a little butter on both sides.

Now toast the buns on a dry tava till they become warm or little brown.

Make thin slices of the onion and tomato.

On one of the half buns (lower), put a slice of cheese, 2 thinly sliced tomatoes and 2 thinly sliced onions. Now place the burger patty on top of it.

On the second half bun (upper), apply some mayonnaise, green chilli sauce(optional) and some ketchup (optional). 

Place this bun on top of the patty. Put a toothpick in between so that everything sticks together (and is in one place :)) while serving.

Note: You can add an extra slice of cheese if you wish. You can even add some cumin powder or garam masala to the patty for a different taste. The number of slices of onions/tomatoes to be added is according to choice. You can skip adding them too. Here's a simple one i had made once - just the buns, cheese slice, patty and some sliced tomatoes :)

Drool-iscious Burger is ready :))

Happy cooking :))


  1. Made vegetarian burger before with mushrooms but not with potatoes. The patties packed in the burger is simply splendid and a wholesome nutritious meal.

    1. Wow, mushroom patties sounds splendid... i am definitely going to try that :) Thanks :)

  2. Tasty burger...love the patty!

  3. this burger looks tempting.you have a wonderful space..I'm happy to follow you will be glad if you follow me back

    1. Hey Gloria, glad that you liked it :) I will surely check your space :)


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