Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Red Bean Burgers


Who doesn't love Burgers! These ones here are packed with super good things and that makes them in the healthy category. They are made with red kidney beans/rajma(hindi) and veggies. I sprouted the kidney beans and they tasted really good, my girls words : )

So here is what you will need.

Ingredients for 8 burgers 

- 3 cups of kidney beans, cooked soft
- 1 grated zucchini
- half grated carrot
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 green chili, finely chopped or to taste
- 2 tbsp fine oats
- 1 tbsp wheat bran
- 1 tsp of cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp of red chili powder
- salt to taste
- black pepper

Method: To make burgers

1. Cook the beans in a pressure cooker for about 15 minutes and let them sit to cool
2 . Drain them in a sieve until all the liquid is drained and while they are still warm mash them with a potato masher and add all the other ingredients mentioned above. 
2. Bind the whole mixture with hands and form them into 8 or 10 burgers as per your choice. 
3. Heat oil or Ghee in a pan and roast the burgers from both the sides. You will find these burgers are quite soft because of the beans and we haven't put any binding stuff like arrowroot, or a slice of bread or even potatoes, but I must say, they tasted good.

Ingredients for fixing the Burger:

- 8 burgers
- cheese slices
- 1-2 tomatoes, cut into slice
- lettuce
- mustard
- tomato ketchup
- cornichons, sliced ones

Fixing the Burger:

1. After all the burger are cooked put them aside and on the hot pan put the burger buns and heat them on low heat, turning both the sides. By doing this you will see the burgers open themselves up and you don't even have to cut them into two. 
2. Now as per your choice and wish put layers of stuff and make your burger. 

 

Tip: As I wrote earlier, I made sprouts of red beans but you can just soak them overnight and cook them or if you like you can very well use the can ones. While cooking the beans in a pressure cooker adding a bit of salt, small piece of ginger, half a tea spoon of cumin seeds and half green chili.  By adding these little spices and salt, the beans doenst taste very phad but flavourful, discard the ginger and the green chili afterwards.


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