Nutritious Soya and Veggie Burgers

Kids love burgers and home made veggie burgers are a healthier alternative to shop bought ones . Soya chunks and Paneer add protein to the high fibre veggie pattis and thus these burgers can be a part of healthy eating plan too ! Use of whole wheat burger buns and addition of sprouts in the pattis make them a nutrition powerhouse. 
This dish is surely a great way to disguise vegetables . A quick snack that you can 'grab on the go' and enjoy without any guilt. Very easy to make , is healthy and full of flavour. 
Ingredients:
  • ·  Soya Chunks/ soya granules (washed and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes).
  • ·  Grated boiled Potatoes -1/4 cup
  • ·  Grated Carrots - 1/4 cup
  • Sprouts of your choice- 1/4 cup
  • ·Blanched green Peas and Sweet Corn -1/4 cup
  • · Paneer cubes( 4-5)
  • · Bread crumbs-1/4 cup
  • · Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
  • ·Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • ·Fresh Coriander leaves chopped
  • ·Salt
Other Ingredients:
  •  Cheese slices- 6
  • Whole wheat burger buns - 6
  • ·Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
  •  Salad of your choice.
  •  Butter 2 tsp
Method:
  1. Grate the Paneer cubes, Grind the soaked and squeezed Soya  chunks in a mixer.
  2. Add all the ingredients for Pattis  in a bowl , and make a dough of it.
  3. Divide the pattis mixture into 6 equal parts and make them into round balls and flatten in your  palms giving them the Pattis shape.
  4. Now on a heated skillet or tawa,  add 1 tsp of Butter and shallow fry the pattis from both the sides until golden brown in colour.
  5. On the same Tawa now add the remaining 1 tsp Butter and put some sesame seeds on them. Slice  a whole wheat burger bun into two halves and toast on the skillet , so that the sesame seeds get coated on the bun. Repeat the same for rest of the buns. I did not get the burger buns , so used the   plains buns.
  6. Place the lower half of the bun on a clean dry surface and put a lettuce leaf , or cabbage or any salad of your choice followed by the Pattis,  Cheese slice, Tomato or Cucumber slice and pile them one over the other an cover with an upper half of burger bun and put a Tooth pick in the burger bun to hold all the layers in place. Serve with salad and sauce.  
By Poonam Bachhav (contest entry) 
 

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