Chinese Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)


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You would have heard of chinese bhel, chinese dosa, and so on… but definitely not a chinese burger! this unique recipe is sure to be a huge hit with any audience. The spread makes use of schezuan sauce, to give a tangy, spicy touch, and cabbage leaves are used instead of lettuce to enhance the chinese feel. The salad used in the burger is a slight variant of kung phao potatoes, and lends another unique point of view to this recipe. Serve it with a traditional chinese salad – khimchi, for a well-rounded chinese offering.

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Makes 4 burgers
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Ingredients


For The Cutlets
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion greens
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/4 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
bread crumbs for rolling
1/2 cup plain flour (maida) dissolved in 3/4 cup water
oil for deep-frying

For The Salad
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onions (with the greens)
1 cup boiled potatoes , peeled and cut into fingers
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup schezuan sauce

To Be Mixed Into A Schezuan Mayo Spread
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp schezuan sauce

Other Ingredients
4 burger buns
4 tsp melted butter
4 cabbage leaves or lettuce
4 yellow capsicum rings

Accompaniments
khimchi

Method
For the cutlets

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non- stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion whites and greens and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the french beans, carrots and capsicum and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the vegetables are cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the soya sauce and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another minute.
  5. Add the potatoes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  6. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  7. Divide it into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter and 1 cm thickness.
  8. Dip each cutlet in the plain flour mixture and roll it in bread crumbs till it is evenly coated from all the sides.
  9. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry each cutlet till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the salad

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the spring onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the potatoes, salt, coriander and schezuan sauce and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the flame, divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Cut each burger bun horizontally into two. Apply ½ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun and toast them lightly on a tava (griddle). Keep aside.
  2. Apply 1 tbsp of the schezuan mayo spread on the buttered side of all the bun halves.
  3. Place a lower half of the bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered-spread side facing up.
  4. Place 1 lettuce leaf or cabbage leaf, capsicum ring and a cutlet over it.
  5. Spread a portion of the salad over it and cover an upper half of the bun with the buttered side facing down and press it lightly.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more burgers.
  7. Serve immediately with khimchi.
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