Spicy Paneer Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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Think spicy and our indian masalas are sure to spring up in your mind! yes, this cutlet features a blend of common indian spices, ensuring a top rating by our desi taste buds. The mint chutney used in this recipe uses a good lot of onions, resulting in a very unusual flavour. When teamed with mayonnaise, it gives the spicy paneer burger a tantalising taste that will linger in your tongue for a long time. Another exceptional point in this recipe is that it requires a lot of bread crumbs for binding, since the paneer is cooked.
- Combine the curds, chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, besan, chaat masala, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala and salt in a bowl and mix well.
- Add the paneer, mix well and keep aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the onions, capsicum and a little salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the marinated paneer, mix well and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
- Mash the mixture using a potato masher and sauté the paneer on a medium flame for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from the flame, add ¼ cup of bread crumbs and mix well. Keep aside to cool slightly.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter and 1 cm thickness.
- Dip each cutlet in the plain flour-water mixture and roll in the remaining ½ cup of bread crumbs till it is evenly coated from all the sides.
- 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.
- Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water if required.
- Divide the salad into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- 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.
- Apply 1 tbsp of the minty-mayo spread on buttered side of all the bun halves.
- Place a lower half of the bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered-spread side facing up.
- Place a cutlet and 1 slice of cheese over it.
- Spread 1 tbsp of salad and again 1 tbsp of the minty-mayo spread evenly over it.
- Place a lettuce leaf and cover with an upper half of the bun with the buttered-spread side facing down and press it lightly.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more burgers.
- Serve immediately with masala french fries.
- To get crunchy salad, combine only the vegetables in a deep bowl and immerse them in cold water for atleast 15 minutes. Drain, add the chaat masala and mix well and use as required.
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