Monday, August 3, 2009

McHomemade Burger!



A healthy alternative, really. I came across a recipe for sweet potato cakes on www.aartilla.blogspot.com. It's a 'sweet' video, one of the many wonderful food episodes she has churned out. Take a look when you have some time, they're amazing!
Anyways, keeping Aarti's recipe as a base, I tweaked around a little bit and made a burger meal out of it, easy peasy. Now, whenever we feel like a burger, I just whip this up in a jiffy and with some Coke and wedges/chips on the side, we can have the whole 'go-out-and-grab-a-burger' experience right at home!

Here's how I adapted the recipe, mainly to suit what I had at home :-) You can do the same too, just stick to the base ingredient, say sweet potato or regular potatoes, and get innovative with the add-ins.

  • sweet potato, 1 medium size
  • 1/2 cup whole green moong sprouts
  • 2 tbspn wheat bran
  • 2 tbspn all purpose flour/gram flour/wholemeal flour -whatever you have, just to bind it all together
  • ginger, garlic, fresh chillies, fresh coriander/cilantro - ground to a paste, as per taste
  • salt to taste & a pinch of sugar
  • oil
  • slices of onion, tomato, cucumber (any salad really) to serve the burger
  • burger rolls
  1. Cook the sweet potato until soft (I microwaved mine) and peel it once it cools down.
  2. In a large bowl, put in the sweet potato and mash it with a fork/potato masher.
  3. To this add all other ingredients and combine until it all comes together and holds well. (I also microwaved the sprouts for just a bit)
  4. Shape into patties and shallow fry until crisp and brown on a heated skillet.
  5. Sandwich between sliced burger rolls and serve with ketchup and chips.
I made this again this week and this time I used corn instead of sprouts. You could even use chickpeas as the base ingredient if you're looking to add some protein to the meal. Throw in a slice of cheese to add that extra bit of flavour. I mean, the options are endless, I even added a fried egg to M's burger. So, it's all about getting your act together. End of the day, make it yourself at home and gorge on one of these babies, guilt free!

3 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Looks yummmmmm... Nice entry.. :)

Vani said...

sweet potato burger sounds great!

aartilla the fun said...

yum! thanks so much for trying it out divya! i love the idea of adding sprouts. i'm going to try to work that in somewhere, because that is such a great, cheap idea. and thanks for plugging the show! i'm so glad you like it!

-x-
aarti

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