Chawli Beans and Mint Burger
by Tarla Dalal
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Did you always think of burgers as junk food, going by the commercial versions? A homemade burger can be a reservoir of nutrients if you use the right stuffing. Here, spongy whole wheat buns are packed with an iron-rich chawli bean tikki that is enchantingly flavoured with mint leaves and bound together by fibre-rich oats. With nutritious and tangy green chutney and sliced veggies too, this healthy Chawli Beans and Mint Burger is a meal in its own right.
- Mash the chawli beans in a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into a flat round tikki.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using ½ tsp of oil. Place the tikkis on it and cook each tikki, using ¼ tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.
- Cut each burger bun horizontally into two. Apply ¼ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun and toast them lightly on a tava (griddle).
- Apply 1 tsp of the healthy green chutney on the buttered side of all the bun halves.
- Place a lower half of the bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered-chutney side facing upwards.
- Place a lettuce leaf, a chawli mint and bean tikki, 3 cucumber slices, 2 tomato slices and 1 onion slice over it and sprinkle a little salt and pepper evenly over it.
- Cover with an upper half of the bun with the buttered–chutney side facing downwards and press it lightly.
- Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 3 more burgers.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per burger
|Energy|| 289 kcal|
|Protein|| 13.5 gm|
|Carbohydrates|| 50.8 gm|
|Fat|| 3.4 gm|
|Fibre|| 2.5 gm|
|Iron|| 6.0 mg|
|Vitamin C|| 9.3 mg|
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