Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Burger Thats Less Guilty

Everyone has a food they often crave for, be it junk or healthy most often junk… that food for me is BURGER… I just love a good burger… I still remember when I was growing up every time I would see a street vendor selling burgers I would go weak in the knee and would want to have it… I remember what a joyful day it was when McD opened in Delhi

Sadly I avoid all junk food these days (atleast try and avoid) and hence burger consumption has gone down sadly the cravings haven’t, so now I make my own burgers at home patty not fried… no mayo and cheese used so makes me feel less guilty about the whole thing

Add in a little oats and veggies to the patty and take a whole wheat bun, use hung curd instead of mayo and the burger actually turns into healthy food from junk 😉

What I used

For the patty

  • Oats  – 1 cup
  • Boiled Mashed Potato – 1 cup
  • Mixed veggies chopped or grated – 1 cup (I used carrot, capsicum and beans)
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger chilli paste – 1 tsp
  • Mix dried herbs – 1 tsp
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste
  • Coriander leaves chopped a handful
  • Olive Oil for shallow frying


the heart shaped ones for ojas

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup hung curd
  • 1/4 cup grated cabbage
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs (the left over pizza seasoning works very well)
  • 1 onion cut in rings
  • tomatoes and cucumber if u want

And finally burger buns (Whole wheat or normal which ever u can lay hands on)

How I made it

  • Hang curd in a muslin cloth for atleast an hour so that the whey drains out. Keep aside till needed
  • For the patty – roast the oats in a heavy bottom pan on medium heat till light brown in color, cool and give it a stir in the mixer to get a coarse powder
  • Mix all the patty ingredients together well and make rounds (any other  shape u desire) and keep aside
  • Heat one tsp of olive oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the patty one by one on both sides

  • Take the hung curd and add the mustard powder, dried herbs, salt and cabbage to it and mix well
  • Cut the burger bun into two parts and a heat slightly on a pan. Add some tomato sauce or chilly sauce whichever u can handle or prefer. Place some onions on it. Put a spoon full of hung curd mixture on it and now keep the patty on top of it. Top it with another onion and/or any other vegetable u wish to

  • Keep the other half of the bun on top and dig in what are u waiting for 😉

And I wanted to send this to Valli’s Kids Delight : Street Food but Damn I am late because of the travel… valli will u still take it 😛

And also sending this to Fast Food not Fat food the concept of which is the same as the reason I came up with this burger 😀

15 comments on “Burger Thats Less Guilty

  1. Swaram
    February 17, 2011

    Know Mon? Just today mrng, I ws wondering y u hd nt posted on this blog for long 😛

    • monikamanchanda
      February 17, 2011

      are no time re.. so much to post and so little time my poor blog is getting ignored plus after the marathon I thought u guys will want a break from my recipes 😉

  2. Swaram
    February 17, 2011

    That looks yummmm Mons 🙂

  3. R's Mom
    February 17, 2011

    Wow…all I can say is you are God that you can come up with a HEALTHY burger…my dinner for the weekend is definitely this..thank u thank u thank u…

    • monikamanchanda
      February 17, 2011

      awwwww thank u so much R’s mom but I am just a human being that gives into cravings so tries and creates healthier version of those

  4. Pixie
    February 17, 2011

    Sigh… I love a good burger too with lots of Mayo and cheese!! 😀 😀
    yummm… Your version looks good and healthy and delicious! 🙂
    a delicious combo! 😀

    • monikamanchanda
      February 17, 2011

      hmmmm I love too that way pixie but just cant have it like that anymore I will die of guilt

  5. UmaS
    February 18, 2011

    Yummy and less guilty….too good Monu. 🙂 🙂

    I think I’ll do that vegetable thingy today, its so tempting…. 😛 😛

  6. facebook
    February 18, 2011

    i love it

  7. Aarti
    February 20, 2011

    Looks yummm..and oats is a cool idea…

    Am not a burger/pizza person, infact the burger i had at Ice & spice was probably after ages, dont even remember when i had a burger last!! 🙂

  8. R's Mom
    February 24, 2011

    Hi Mon, just wanted to let you know that I tried the burger on saturday night and it was a big hit..I didnt make the hung curd sauce because I felt too lazy but the pattice and the sauce and the bun..amazing combi..thank u thank u thank u..and oh this is a dish which will be pretty common on weekends in my house now.. 🙂

  9. Srivalli
    February 26, 2011

    Of course I will take it..who will say no for such lovely treat…will be great if you can link back to the event..

  10. Priya Mahadevan
    February 27, 2011

    Hello there, This is a deliciously healthy burger. I see that you’ve the Logo for my event – I don’t recall receiving this entry – I would believe you me, if I’d seen this 🙂 The next cycle for Fast Food Not Fat Food starts March 1st – Please do link this to that event – I will be providing a linky tool to make things easier Thank you dear and once again I LOVE this burger 🙂
    Cheers, Priya

  11. SinFoodie
    February 27, 2011

    The patty looks lovely. I never knew oats could be used for them. A must try for me.

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