Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Idli Burgers With Moong Cutlets

This month Groovy Gourmets decided to make a burger , but with a twist. We were supposed to make the burger patty without potato or peas .

After giving it some thought  I decided to make the moong cutlets for the patty which I usually make for breakfast. This patties make a protien packed and a very delicious start for the day.

 Then I thought why not use something else instead of a burger bread and thus planned to make idlis instead of using usual burger breads.

This also reminded me of my own childhood when my mother used to disguise the nutritious food as something yummy and exciting to fancy us kids . So excitedly I went ahead with my plan.

But still  I was little worried as to how this idli burger would be received at home. And such a relief , the burgers were so delicious and filling that no one complained and it was the most guilt free and nutritious fast food which we all relished.

I also made the veg mayonnaise which I usually make for burgers and served them with green chutney and tomato ketchup .







Ingredients for Idlis :

2 cups ................raw rice
1 cup................urad daal
salt
water

Method  for idlis :

Wash and soak the rice and urad daak separately for 5 to 6 hours.

Grind them both separately in a mixer till very smooth.

Mix both the batters and keep them aside for 6 to 8 hours to ferment.

Now make idlis as usual in an idli stand by greasing the moulds with oil.

Steam the idlis for 15 to 20 minutes in a pressure cooker without the pressure.

Demould them and keep aside.

Ingredients for the cutlets :

2 cups.....................Sprouted moong ( boiled and slightly mashed)
2 cups.....................rice flakes ( poha soak in water for 5 minutes and drain )
2 tbsp.....................besan ( chana daal flour)
2 tbsp...................cornflour
1 tbsp...................chilly ginger paste
1 tsp.....................cumin n coriander powder
1/2 tsp.................turmeric powder ( optional)
salt



Method :

Mix all the ingredients given above and make 8 to 10 balls.

Flatten them to the shape same as idlis and shallow fry them in a non stick pan.

You can also deep fry them if you prefer.

Ingredients for Assembling :

1.......................cucumber ( sliced )
1 ......................tomato ( round slices )
few....................fresh lettuce leaves
3 to 4 tbsp.........green-coriander-chutney  ( see the recipe )
8 to 10...............cheese slices ( used Britannia )
3 tbsp.................Cream Cheese ( see the recipe)
2 tbsp..................very finely chopped onion
1 tbsp.................fresh cream
1/2 tsp................sugar
1/4 tsp...............pepper powder
salt



Assembling the burger :

Mix cream cheese , chopped on ions, fresh cream, sugar , pepper powder and salt and make a white sauce.

Cut the idli horizontally into two.

Keep the lettuce leaf ,apply the above white sauce .

Put one moong patty on it.

Now keep cucumber and tomato slice .

Keep a cheese slice and close with the other idli half.

Your totally Indian healthy burger is ready to be served.




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9 comments:

  1. thats an very very delicious and innovative burger dear :) looks super delicious :)

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  2. very innovative! Kids will love this for sure.
    Also, thanks for sending it to my event.

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  3. Wat an interesting and innovative burgers..I want that plate.

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  4. lovely and very innovative, the kids will surely gobble this up...
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  5. wow very innovative, i dont have any guilt to taste this yumm burger...;)

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  6. Thanks Nayana for linking wonderful burgers to wtml event...

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  7. U 've gt such wonderful collection f recipes...of which dese cute burgers caught my attention...wud b glad to have this linked to my event
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