December 16, 2008

Pasta and a Veggie Burger

From the past few days I had a craving for veggie burger and yesterday I finally made it. It was a scrumtious meal for us and I hope you all will love it.
My most favored cuisines which I love and am crazy about, after coming to US are Italian and Chinese. We enjoy having Pasta almost once in a week and never get bored of having it :). My Pasta recipe is healthy and easy to make with Broccoli and without cheese in it.
Veggie Burger

Serves 2-3
Preparation Time - 15 mins

For Making Patties (I made 4-5 medium ones):

Mixed Veggies - 2 cups
Dalia - 1 cup
Garam Masala - 1/4 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped - 1/2 cup
Green chillies -2 (optional)
Ginger Garlic paste- 1/4 tbsp
All purpose flour/Maida- 1/2 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for Frying 2 - 3tbsp
    For Making a Burger we need ( All these are used approx)

    HamBurger Buns
    Tomatoes very thinly sliced -2-3 for each burger
    Cucumber very thinly sliced (optional) - 2 for each burger
    Lettuce leaves - 1 -2 for each burger
    Onions sliced thinly
      Method :
      1. First, in a grinder jar add dalia, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds and make a dry powder.
      2. Then add the mixed veggies, salt to the above mixture. Grind again roughly to get a coarse mixture.
      3. Put some maida or all purpose flour in a plate.
      4. Take this mixture into a container. Take small amounts of the mixture and make balls of them. Then press them gently to look like a round shape patties.
      5. Now place each one in the maida/all purpose flour and dust roughly on it.(not much)
      6. Once you are done dusting the patties with maida, heat oil in a nonstick pan and shallow fry them turning them for every 3-5 mins until they are fried. Place them on a tissue paper for absorbing excess oil.
      7. Now take the burger rolls and place a lettuce leaf on it and a veggie pattie along with tomatoes, onions with ketchup as you like.
      8. The veggie burger is ready to serve. For better taste, serve the burger when the patties are hot.
      For Pasta :

      Serves 2-3
      Cooking and Preparation Time 20-25 mins

      Ingredients :

      Pasta of any shape - 2-2.5 cups approx (I used Ziti with lines)
      Tomatoes diced fresh / Canned store brought - 1 cup
      Broccoli - 1 cup
      Onions - 1 small
      Pepper according to your spice level - I used 1 tbsp
      Salt to taste
      Parmesan cheese - 1/4 tbsp (optional if you like)
      Water to boil- 4 -5 cups approx or more
      Oil 3-4 tbsp
        Method :
        1. Heat water in a vessel with few drops of oil and salt in it and let it come to a boil.
        2. Once the water starts boiling add pasta evely and stir frequently . Cook uncovered until the pasta is almost cooked. See that you don't over cook the pasta.
        3. Drain the water and keep the pasta aside.
        4. Now heat oil in a saute pan, add chopped onions and saute till they get fried.
        5. Then add, broccoli, salt and pepper and mix well.
        6. After which add diced tomatoes and let them cook well for 5-10 mins before adding pasta to it and saute well.
        7. Pasta with tomatoes and brocolli is ready to serve. Sprinkle parmesan cheese, pepper if you like.


        Ramya's Mane Adige said...

        oh, the burger looks yumm!!!!!

        Usha said...

        Hey Vishali, the burgers and the pasta look really yummy, loved the idea of using dalia to bind the burgers,I have never tried it that way.... just one quick question when you mention 2 cups of veggies do you mean cooked veggies or raw ?

        Vishali said...

        Hey Usha,

        Thank you Usha for the lovely comment.

        I used frozen veggies(store brought) and did not cook them.Just make sure there is no water at all while grinding else the patties don't form well.

        Keep writing comments like this,they encourage me a lot.

        Have a nice day....

        Uj said...

        Hi Vishali,First time here.. Burger looks yummy and so does pasta.. I usually use breadcrumbs to coat patties that gives it crunchy taste.. I miss burgers here very much as we don't get Veggie burgers at all :(

        Anonymous said...

        your veggie burger looks yummy!

        Vishali said...

        Thank you Swapna.....nice to see your comments..

        Happy Holidays!!

        SriLekha said...

        looks delicious!
        do visit my blog when u find time!
        join in the savories event going in my blog!

        DEESHA said...

        I loved the pasta .. N the burger looks yummy too


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