Who doesn’t love burgers? My kids love joining the beeline in front of their favourite McDonald’s and Burger King every time we go shopping to the mall. I once loved digging my teeth into one of them too but am slightly wary of using breads now. Baking them at home isn’t always appealing and is too much work at times.
What does a foodie like me do to fix this tiny issue while making sure that I tick all the right boxes? Some brainstorming and some items in the refrigerator come together and voila, a new recipe takes shape!
Ragi Buns with Soya Beet patty is my recent innovation which is full of taste and healthy ingredients. It can be a wholesome balanced meal since it includes many essential nutrients too.
Preparation for Burger Buns:
Take rice and urad dal in 3:1 ratio. I took 2 cups of this mixture, i.e 1 and 1/2 cup rice and 1/2 cup urad dal. Add one tsp methi seeds, chana dal and 2 tbsp ragi seeds to it. Wash and soak them overnight or for 7-8 hrs. Grind them into a smooth paste and let the batter ferment for 7-8 hours or till it rises. Add salt and keep it aside.
Ingredients for Soya Beet Patty:
Soya mince, soaked and ground – 1 cup
Grated beet- 1/2 cup
Grated boiled potato – 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing
Sliced cucumber, tomatoes and onions and coriander leaves as needed
Garlic chutney optional
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Take all the ingredients for Soya patty in a bowl and mix them well. Make patties with them and shallow fry with a little oil. Keep aside.
In a Mini Uttapam pan make uttapams with the Ragi batter. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on one side while baking. These are our burger buns.
Get all the Burger ingredients ready. Apply butter, garlic chutney and tomato ketchup on the inner side of buns and assemble them by adding layers of your choice. Use a fancy toothpick to set them together.
Your Ragi Burger Buns with Soya Beet patty are ready!
You can include your kids while assembling and let them have some fun cooking time. These Burgers look very tempting and are the perfect healthy replacement for the food chain variety. You can make changes in the batter by adding chopped palak or grated carrots. The patty is most versatile and can have anything from potatoes and green peas to chicken. Its entirely upto you.
Do try them and share your feedback with me!