A Basic Burger (Veg and Non-Veg Recipe)

An easy and quick burger recipe is what you might be looking for on a busy day. Maybe for your ownself as a substitute of a full course Indian meal, or maybe for your little one's school lunch box. Or generally, just like that, as anytime snack. I mean, one doesn't need a reason to have a burger. It suits me because it saves my time.

Hubby dear is agaist burgers, though. Or at the risk of being biased, can I say, he's against any American food. This doesn't imply that he dwells on Indian and only Indian food. Mind you, he has and loves tasting and experimenting cuisines from all over the world. A sailor has the opportunity to relish all kinds of dishes and cuisines after all. But burgers and the likes, no way! Those are just not meant for him. So, I make burgers, and devour them myself.

Basic Burger

My readers will know that we are stictly non-vegetarians. However, for my many vegetarian friends and readers, I will post a vegetarian version for a basic burger. The pictures here are of chicken burgers, though. Actually, once you have a basic burger recipe at hand, you can jolly well let your imaginations and creativity fly and think of umpteen types of patties for the burger.

Basic Burger 1

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A Basic Burger

~ For Veg Patties (Makes 4 to 6) ~

Boiled mixed vegetables - 2 cups
Boiled and mashed potatoes - 2 nos.
Green chilli and ginger paste - 2 tsp.
Onion - 1 no., finely chopped
Lemon juice - 2 tsp.
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp.
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp.
Cheese cubes - 2 nos., grated
Cornflour - 2 tbsp.
Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Some more bread crumbs to coat the patties.

~ For Chicken Patties (Makes 4 to 6) ~

Bonesless chicken - 250 gm, marinated with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper powder
for 30 minutes. Discard water and make a paste of the chicken.
Bread crumbs - 2 tbsp.
Onion - 1 no., finely chopped
Green chilli paste - 1 tsp.
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tbsp.
Cheese cubes - 2 nos., grated
Egg - 1/2, beaten
Cornflour - 2 tbsp.
Some more bread crumbs to coat the patties.

Oil to fry patties

To finish the burger:

Burger buns - as many number of patties you can make
from the above quantity of ingredeints
Lettuce leaves - a few
Cheese slices - as required
Mayonnaise - as required
Onion and tomato - round thin slices

The process to make a veg and a non-veg burger is the same.
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients for patties. You can adjust the quantity of cornflour if required.Shape into large and thick patties/cutlets. Next, nicely coat both sides with bread crumbs.Shallow fry the patties on a non-stick pan.Cut buns horizontally. Heat the buns in high MICRO for 20 seconds or on a tawa.Place lettuce leaf on the base part of the bun. Then place a cheese slice and then a patty. Spread some mayonnaise on the patty. Place thinly sliced onions and tomatoes.Cover with the top part of the bun and serve.


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