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Ragi Burger Buns with Soya Beet Patty

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.

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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

For burger:


Tomato ketchup

Cheese slices

Sliced cucumber, tomatoes and onions and coriander leaves as needed

Garlic chutney optional

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

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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!

32 thoughts on “Ragi Burger Buns with Soya Beet Patty

  1. It is a common misconception that health and taste do not go hand in hand. However, your innovative recipes defy this myth every time. Such an innovative dish that is aesthetically pleasing as well.

  2. Thats an innovative way. I often make beetroot Pattie but never tried Ragi buns. Let me get Ragi four next grocery trip and give it a try. Thanks for sharing this healthy and innovative recipe.

  3. Wow ! Couldn’t get any healthier than this. I’m a fan of Soya, just the fact that masalas soak nicely with it and it doesn’t have its own taste. Loved the recipe, will try it sometime 🙂

  4. Wow loved it. Tasty and healthy both.i had heard about soya tikki before but use of ragi flour for making burger as mini uttapam was totally new to me. Indeed a great variation.

  5. Wow! Such a colorful and healthy looking burger patty.
    You have made ragi buns… SUPER WOW!! Love the detailed recipe… will try it out! Thanks for sharing this cool and innovative recipe!

  6. I love your recipes and this one is looking so tasty and healthy as well. All the ingredients are easily available and I am sure the taste will be superb. I will go for a try.

  7. This is quite a nice burger, especially the buns. But how does the bun batter rise without baking powder? What makes it rise I’m curious. I’m trying out garlic bread but has not turned out good yet.

  8. Wow, that’s quite innovative, Varsha. I could never think of something like this, you have shared a healthy version of burger. Also, loved how you used beetroot in patties, definitely going to try this recipe.

  9. soya and beet are my favorite when it comes to patties but have never tried ragi bun, have to definitely try it now as it not only healthier but looks good too. Thanks for the idea

  10. I had read somewhere that our food be very colourful so that it healthier. the beet patty in this recipe reminded me of just that and the ragi buns simply wow.

  11. Amazing presentation Varsha. We first eat with our eyes then nose and then the mouth. It is so pleasing to the eye and I am sure tastes very delicious and on top of it Ragi and Beet are super healthy foods.Your recipe is a winner!

  12. Must say Varsha this is super healthy and innovative recipe. This is the reason of you being so fit. Lot of work as I am always finding a short cut but it’s high time that I follow these healthy recipes to be fit like you.

  13. Wow! Great recipe. A healthy looking burger patty.
    You have made ragi buns and this looks sounds so great !! Love the detailed recipe… will try it out! Thanks for sharing this cool and innovative recipe!Now thats a perfect recipe, tasty and healthy too.

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