This morning, I decided to make chicken burger at home for breakfast. My kids love burgers. And I wanted to make something a little more healthy and hygienic. It actually cooks fast and tastes really good. And so here goes my original recipe.
Makes 7-8 big patties
400 gm. lean chicken mince
5 cloves garlic
1 green chilly
a few springs of coriander
few mint leaves
1 cup bread crumbs ( I throw in 3-4 wholewheat bread slices in the mixie and in 20-30 seconds, you have fresh breadcrumbs)
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup veggies — chopped green beans, carrot, mushroom (Instead of chopping, just throw them in the blender and roughly pulse them)
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. pepper powder
salt to taste
Oil to saute the patties
For the burger
Burger buns: 8
Mayonnaise or any other creamy dressing like ranch sauce
Some good mustard paste (I use American garden)
Tomato and Onion slices
Wash and dry your chicken mince. Throw in your coriander, garlic, mint leaves and green chilly in the blender. Pulse it once or twice for a rough paste. Add this paste to your chicken mince. Make bread crumbs and add a cupful to the chicken mince mixture. Also pour in the beaten egg. Add your finely chopped veggies or if you cheated like me, a rough paste of them. Add in your spices — garam masala, pepper and salt. Since you cannot taste the mixture, be careful with the amount of salt you add. Less is more! Just mix everything well.
In a non-stick pan, put in a couple of teaspoons of oil. Make thin rounded patties (they cook faster) and put them into the pan. Flip when one side gets a nice brown coating which will be in about 2-3 minutes in a hot pan. I could make 3 patties together. After flipping, cover the pan and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes for the chicken to cook through. When both sides are nicely browned, take out this batch of patties. Pour in some more oil and make the remaining patties the same way.
To assemble, cut each burger bun in half. Lightly toast them on a tawa or a skillet. Put in the patty along with the mayo and mustard and tomato and onion slices in the burger bun and serve hot. Trust me the taste is better than what you get at McD. The best part about this recipe apart from its speed is that you can be versatile with your patty ingredients. You can change the veggies you put in, change the spices as per your wish and also change the herbs or dressings as per your choice.
Make it fresh. Enjoy it at home. Your kids will love it!