Jun 28, 2012

Chickpea cutlet/ Veggie Burger with desi sauce

Wanted to take a break from the normal cooking of curries, rice....So taught of making burger for dinner I know it sounds weird a Burger for dinner but folks this is the only time where we can peacefully sit and enjoy the meal and hubby dear too enjoys it. Keeping the toddler in mind i taught of making a healthy patty with loads of carrots and some spinach. I also made a desi sauce and it complemented the patty very well I highly recommend it to all as its low calorie and very healthy. Folks do try it and you will surely fall in love with the complete package.

Ingredients for Chickpea patty:

Chickpeas - 400gm boiled and coarsely grinded
potato - 2 medium sized boiled and grated
carrot - 1 medium sized grated
spinach - 4 to 5 leaves roughly chopped
onion - 1finely chopped
cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/4 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbs
green chilli - 2 finely chopped
freshly chopped coriander - handful
amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric- 1/2  tsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
garam masala powder - 1 tsp
dhaniya jeera powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste

To shallow fry:
Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 tbs
Bread crumbs - 1 cup

Heat oil in a cooking vessel add jeera along with onions and green chilli, ginger garlic paste cook for a minute then add salt and turmeric after few seconds add red chilli powder, dhaniya jeera and garam masala powder once the raw smell vanishes add half of grated carrot and half of chopped spinach cook until they become soft now add the coarsely grinded chickpeas and grated potatoes,amchur powder and chopped coriander mix it properly and cook it for a few minutes. Add salt if required.
Once cool then apply little oil on your palm and make round tikkis.

For frying take a bowl add maida along with little water make a thin paste. (little thinner than dosa batter ). heat oil in a frying pan dip each patty in the flour paste then in the bread crumbs and shallow fry until crisp brown. Drain on a kitchen towel. Enjoy with tomato chilli garlic sauce.

Now the same cutlet can be used in the Burger.

Desi sauce:

Thick yoghurt - 1 cup
carrot - 1 small grated
spinach - 2 leaves roughly chopped
salt - to taste
black pepper - a pinch
sugar - 1 tsp

Whisk the curd add remaining carrots and spinach used in the chickpea patty along with sugar, salt and pepper mix well and chill in the refrigerator.

Slightly toast the burger buns now apply little mayonnaise and tomato garlic chilli sauce then some lettuce, onions and tomatoes add a spoonful of desi sauce and the patty or any cutlet cover the bun and enjoy.

P.S. The quick desi sauce can be used in sandwiches or any wraps specially for kids as its healthy and yummy.

The desi sauce looks yummy

Burger is ready


  1. this is so yummy
    love this supriya. almost same as my masoor dal tikkis

    even we also have burger with tikkis or cutlets for dinner. get fed up of making same thing at times so it works fine
    hmm tht desi sauce looks interesting

  2. chana tikki looks nice and healthy..loved your desi dip:)

  3. Can't wait to try some of you recipes, you opened up a whole world of taste!

  4. wow.. its mouthwatery recipe..

  5. Looks yum and a nice snack.

  6. yummy desi burger....

  7. Looks yummy and chatpata. Admired your desi sauce idea.

  8. nice tikki burger, supriya. chickpea is very nutritious.

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  9. Interesting and healthy recipe.

  10. Yummy patties and perfect burger

  11. yummy and healthy recipe ... first time here ... u have a nice blog ... Following u too ......

  12. Nutritious and yummy patties, burger looks too delicious n perfect!!
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  13. Interesting and yummy patties...Perfect burger...

  14. Love this. Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment.

  15. Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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