Bajra ka Burger – with sweet Potato & Rajma

2015-05-23
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  • Yield : 10
  • Servings : 10
  • Prep Time : 12:0 h
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Bajra ka Burger – with sweet Potato & Rajma.

Bajra ka Burger - with sweet Potato & Rajma

Bajra ka Burger – with Sweet Potato & Rajma (aka black beans) – is a sweet and tasty burger that provides wholesome nutrition with taste that kids will like. The preparation time is a bit long but the cooking time is less than 30 mins.

For optimal results, prepare the burger mixture in advance and let it chill in the refrigerator (you can also let it chill overnight or longer if you’d like); this way you can keep these as a sudden menu filler when you run out of regular food ideas.

These veggie burgers are free for imagination in terms of creativity. They don’t have to be served as regular burgers—the patties are quite good with other toppings like guacamole and pico de gallo (spicy tomato salad).

Or additionally you can try serving them with corn that has been heated. They are similar to Cutlets.

Shaping the burgers: Take ½ cup of the mixture and shape it into a patty about 3 inches in diameter. Bajra ka Burger - with sweet Potato & Rajma.Use your hands to flatten the burgers and smooth out any protruding edges. Repeat the process for each patty; you should end up with 8 or 10.

the patties will hold together better during cooking. Else there will be some crumbling of the patties.

Pan fry the burgers: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a kadai (pan) over medium heat. When it’s hot, place several burgers in the pan, leaving enough room to flip them. Cook each patty until they turn brown, usually about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the kadai for each pan of burgers you fry.

Toast the buns (optional): Place the buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and bake until lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg sweet potatoes (smaller is better as they cook faster)
  • ⅓ cup un-cooked Bajra (or 1 cup cooked)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups cooked Rajma (black beans)
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves (Dhania ke patthe), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin (jeera) powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red pepper (Red Shimla Mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or black salt - Saindho namak)
  • Vegetable oil for cooking burgers (or coconut oil, if you like the coconut taste, olive oil may cause some over burn)
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Your favorite burger fillers like avocado, guacamole, tomato or pico de gallo, lettuce, sprouts, ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, pickles, cheese, tamarind chutney etc.

Method

Step 1

Roast the sweet potatoes. Once the sweet potatoes are cool to handle, remove the skin (it should peel off easily) and chop the insides. Set aside to cool completely.

Step 2

Cook the bajra: In a small pan, bring 1 cup of water to boil. Stir in the millet, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until soft and tender (about 30 minutes). Drain off and cool.

Step 3

Grind the oats: Grind the oats until the flakes are broken up into rough chunks, but not as fine as flour.

Step 4

Mix the burgers: In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the sweet potatoes and bajra, rajma beans, onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, red chilli powder and salt. Use a wooden potato masher, to mix really well. The black beans should also get smashed in the process

Step 5

Mix the oats: Sprinkle the ground oats over the mixture and mix well. The mixture should hold together when you shape a chunk of it into a patty. Now, cover and refrigerate the mixture so that the patties will hold together better during cooking. Else there will be some crumbling of the patties

Step 6

Shape the burgers: Take ½ cup of the mixture and shape it into a patty about 3 inches in diameter. Bajra ka Burger - with sweet Potato & Rajma.Use your hands to flatten the burgers and smooth out any protruding edges. Repeat the process for each patty; you should end up with 8 or 10

Step 7

Pan fry the burgers: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a kadai (pan) over medium heat. When it's hot, place several burgers in the pan, leaving enough room to flip them. Cook each patty until they turn brown, usually about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the kadai for each pan of burgers you fry.

Step 8

Toast the buns (optional): Place the buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and bake until lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

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