Vegetable Burger, Snack


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Vegetable Burger, Snack


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Any time is burger time! A quick snack that you can grab on-the-go or make in a jiffy, but capable of satiating a hungry tummy, the Vegetable Burger has stood the test of time and remained a favourite across continents for years.


Resplendent with a deep-fried vegetable cutlet, topped with coleslaw, tomato ketchup and crispy vegetables like lettuce, tomato and cucumber, not to forget that slice of cheese, which makes it all the more sumptuous.


In case you are planning to have Vegetable Burger for dinner, accompany it with a bowl of hot Cream Of Tomato Soup or Macaroni Soup for a hearty meal.

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Vegetable Burger, Snack recipe - How to make Vegetable Burger, Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 burgers
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Ingredients
6 burger buns
6 tsp melted butter for brushing

For The Vegetable Cutlets
1 1/2 cups chopped and boiled mixed vegetables (french beans , carrots and green peas)
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
cornflour for rolling
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Coleslaw
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup mayonnaise

To Be Mixed Into A Spread
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp tomato ketchup

Other Ingredients
6 lettuce leaves
6 cheese slices
18 cucumber slices
18 tomatoes slices
12 sliced onions
salt and for sprinkling
Method
For the vegetable cutlets

    For the vegetable cutlets
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and mash lightly.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and roll each portion into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter round cutlet.
  3. Roll the cutlets in cornflour till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, 2 cutlets at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the coleslaw into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. 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).
  3. Apply a little spread on the buttered side of all the bun halves.
  4. Place a lower halve of the burger bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered-spread side facing upwards.
  5. Place 1 lettuce leaf, a cutlet and 1 cheese slice over it.
  6. Now place a portion of the coleslaw over it, finally place 3 cucumber slices, 3 tomato slices, 2 onion slices and sprinkle a little salt and pepper evenly over it.
  7. Cover it with the upper halve of the burger bun with the buttered-spread side facing downwards and press it lightly.
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 to make 5 more burgers.
  9. Serve immediately.

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Other veg burger recipes

  1. A burger is like a sandwich but, it consists of a patty and some veggies. Most burgers are smeared with a spread to make them juicy and flavourful. Depending upon the mixture of the patty, you can make various cutlets and serve them with french fries, potato wedges, and coleslaw. Here are some delicious vegetarian burger recipes :  

To Be Mixed Into A Coleslaw

  1. To make coleslaw for the vegetable burger, in a deep bowl take 1 cup of shredded cabbage.
  2. Add grated carrot. Other vegetables like sliced onions, capsicum can also be added to coleslaw)
  3. Add mayonnaise.
  4. Mix everything to make a crunchy coleslaw and refrigerate till use.

To Be Mixed Into A Spread

  1. A burger tastes a bit dry unless you put some spread onto it. We love a classic tangy spread for which in a bowl take mayonnaise. To make it spicy, you can add sriracha, chilli sauce or any type hot sauce.
  2. Add tomato ketchup.
  3. Mix well and refrigerate the spread till use.

For the vegetable cutlets

  1. To make vegetable cutlets for the veggie burger, in a deep microwave safe bowl take chopped mixed vegetables.
  2. Add enough water.
  3. Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  4. Drain and transfer boiled mixed vegetables to a deep bowl. 
  5. Add boiled and mashed potatoes.
  6. Add ginger-green chilli paste.
  7. Add lemon juice.
  8. Add garam masala.
  9. Add cornflour. It helps in binding together all the ingredients. Bread crumbs, plain flour can also be used as a binding agent.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  12. Mash it lightly so there are no large chunks that will break down the vegetable patty.
  13. Divide the vegetable cutlet mixture into 6 equal portions.
  14. Roll all the portion into round balls.
  15. Next, roll all the vegetable cutlets into 75 mm. (3”) diameter round cutlet. Ensure there are no cracks in the cutlet or else it will break while frying.
  16. Roll the cutlets in cornflour till they are evenly coated from all the sides. If you love crunchy vegetable cutlet then dip them in a plain-flour water mixture and breadcrumbs or cornflakes before frying.
  17. To fry vegetable cutlets for the veg burger, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and slide in 2 cutlets at a time.
  18. Deep-fry mixed vegetable patties till they turn golden brown in color from one side.
  19. Carefully flip and fry the vegetable cutlet till it is golden brown and crisp from all the sides.
  20. Drain the vegetable cutlet on an absorbent paper and keep aside. To make healthy vegetable cutlets, pan-fry or shallow fry them instead of deep-frying.

How to make vegetable burger

  1. To assemble the vegetable burger, cut a burger bun horizontally into two using a serrated knife.
  2. Apply ½ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun.
  3. Place the burger bun on a tava (griddle) and toast them lightly.
  4. Apply a little spread on the buttered side of all the bun halves.
  5. Place a lower halve of the burger bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered-spread side facing upwards.
  6. Place 1 lettuce leaf.
  7. Next place a vegetable cutlet.
  8. Furthermore, place 1 cheese slice over it.
  9. Now place a portion of the coleslaw over it.
  10. Finally, place 3 cucumber slices.
  11. Place 3 tomato slices.
  12. Place 2 onion slices. If you are Jain, skip adding it.
  13. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper evenly over the veg burgers.
  14. Cover it with the upper half of the burger bun with the buttered-spread side facing downwards.
  15. Press veggie burger lightly. You can even secure the veggie burger with a toothpick.
  16. Serve vegetable burgers immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per burger
Energy490 cal
Protein12.3 g
Carbohydrates59.3 g
Fiber4.2 g
Fat24.8 g
Cholesterol27.5 mg
Sodium658.8 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Fast Foods Made HealthyBuy this cookbook
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