It's time for the monthly recipe for the Groovy Gourmets again. This time we were asked to make veggies burgers, but it had to be something different from the usual potato and peas patty. Veggie burgers are almost always limited in most menus, if there are even available, then its got to be with potatoes.
Soya chunks are something that TH likes and I manage to make it once in a few months, because I find the texture a little weird and it seems to have a slight smell which I don't particularly care for. I recently found this packet of mini soya chunks which is quite nice and maybe after all the rinsing and dousing it with some spices, it actually tastes good.
Soya is really high protein and is a great addition in a vegetarian menu, so I do try to make it once in a while and it is getting more frequent now. I decided to give these a chance again and used it to make the patty. To bind the soya and corn, I used a couple of slices of bread, potato and a handful of leftover rice ! Left over rice mashed up always works well as a binder.
A few spices and a little cooking later, they turned into these really tasty patties
Topped with mayo and mustard, cheese, onions and tomatoes, you'd never realize all that's been hidden inside this burger !
If you never liked the soya chunks, give this a shot. You won't regret it
Check my previous entries to the Groovy Gourmets here.
Soya chunks and corn burger
What you need -
1 cup mini soya chunks / regular soya chunks
1/2 cup corn kernels (fresh or canned or steamed)
1 potato, boiled, peeled and mashed
2 bread slices
a handful of cooked rice
2-3 pods of garlic
2 green chillies
roasted cumin seed powder
dry mango / amchur powder
1 tsp salt
a few coriander and mint leaves
4 burger buns
sliced tomatoes and onions
mayo and mustard sauce
What you do with it -
Boil the soya chunks in water for about 5-7 mins and then rinse 2-3 times and drain the water completely
Clean and chop the coriander and mint leaves
Grind together the soya chunks, cooked rice, bread slices, garlic and green chillies
In a bowl, add the mashed potato, amchur powder, cumin seed powder, salt and the chopped coriander and mint leaves
Add the ground soya to the potatoes and mix well to make it pliable
Add the fresh / steamed corn kernels to this
Take a big chunk of this mix and roll well between your palms
Then flatten it slightly to make a palm sized patty
Dip it in the bread crumbs and shallow fry in a pan with a tsp or so of oil
Use up all the mix to make the patties. I got about 4 large ones
Slice open the burger bun horizontally and apply a little butter
Heat both sides slightly on a pan
Add a little mayo on one side. Place the patty on top and then top it with some mustard, a slice of onion, tomato and cheese
Top it with the other half of the bun