The Great Veg Burger

Makes 2

Oil – 3tbsp

Cumin – 1tsp

Ginger chopped – 1tsp

Green chilli chopped – 1tsp

Beans chopped – ½ cup

Carrots grated – ½ cup

Boiled & mashed potato – 1cup

Green peas – ½ cup

Salt – to taste

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Coriander powder – 1½tsp

Cumin powder – ½ tsp

Chilli powder – 1tsp

Coriander chopped – handful

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Chaat masala – 1tsp

Bread crumbs – ½ cup (plus extra for coating)

Paneer grated(optional) – ½ cup

Cheese grated – ½ cup

Oil – for frying

For Batter

Flour (all purpose) – ½ cup

Salt – a generous pinch

Pepper powder – a pinch

Water – ¼ cup

Chilli & Mint Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise – ¼ cup + ¼ cup

Ketchup – 2tbsp

Chilli sauce (tabasco) – a dash

Mint chutney (very thick) – 3tbsp

For assembling

Burger buns – 2nos

Butter – 2tbsp

Mustard sauce – 1tbsp

Tomato slice – 2nos

Onion slice – 2nos

Tooth pick – 2no

Cheese slice – 2no

Salad leaf – 2no

Pickled gherkin – 2no

French fries or potato wedges – handful


In a pan add oil, cumin and once it splutters add chopped ginger and green chilli. Saute and add finely chopped beans, carrots and cook them for 3-4 mins. Now add green peas and toss them for a minute. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and toss them. Add potato and mix them further, sprinkle chaat masala and garam masala. Mash the veggies esp the peas. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Now add in chopped coriander, bread crumbs, grated cheese and paneer. Mix them well and divide into smaller portions.

Shape them into patties about 1.5cm thick. The size of the patty has to be as per the size of the bun.

In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, pepper and water to make a thick batter.

Dunk the patty in the batter and then coat them in bread crumbs. Now shallow fry the patty in hot oil on tawa or you can also deep fry it. Cook on both sides and remove.

Cut the burger buns from the centre, smear butter on the inside and cook them (buttered side) till crisp.

On the base of bun smear mustard sauce, place a salad leaf, a dollop of chilli mayo, sliced gherkin, then the veg patty, a cheese slice, onion slice, tomato slice, mint mayo and then the top bread of the bun. Place a long tooth pick from top to the bottom of the burger to hold it together.

For chilli mayo mix together tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and chilli sauce.

For mint mayo mix together mayonnaise with thick mint chutney.

Serve the burger with French fries or potato wedges.


Extra Shots

Leftover mixture for patty to be shaped into a kofta, fried and dunked in a curry.

Kofta Curry (using leftover veg patty mixture)

Leftover veg patty mixture

Oil – for frying

Any plain curry – 1 bowl