Sandwiches are meant for those times when you are feeling lazy to cook a full-fledged meal or if you have leftovers and you want to incorporate them into your dinner. That happens a lot to me, especially laziness!! .I usually make sandwiches with lots of spreads and veggies but today I remembered burgers from back home in Hyderabad. They made some mean veggie burgers at this place that I used to frequent with friends. I think the joint is named Bakers Inn. I tried to recreate the taste and let me tell ya , it was pretty good ! Makes 6 medium-sized patties Ingredients: 1/2 Bell pepper chopped 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder 1 medium Potato (boiled and mashed) 1/2 zucchini finely chopped 20 leaves of spinach chopped Onion– 1 small-sized finely chopped 1 tsp Chopped Garlic ¼ tsp Black pepper ½ tsp Lemon Pepper Salt to taste 10 tbsp Bread crumbs 2 tbsp Plain flour/gram flour
4 tbsp Semolina/Rava/Cream of wheat
Oil for frying/sautéing
Boil and mash the potatoes. Heat the oil in a pan, and then add garlic and onion. Fry it on medium heat until the onion is transparent. Add Zucchini pieces and sauté for a minute. Add the spinach and the mashed potatoes. Cook for a minute. Add lemon pepper, black pepper, cumin powder and salt. Mix it well until the spices coat all the veggies. Take it off from heat and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and add gram flour to this mixture to form a thick paste. It acts as a binding agent. Add some pieces of bread or roll the patties in the breadcrumbs (do this after you make a round patty).Mix together and form the patties. Now roll them in semolina. Cover on both sides. Rolling the patties in semolina makes them less sticky and also gives a nice crunch.
Heat oil in a pan, take the patties and fry them two to three at a time in medium heat. Shallow fry them on both sides until they turn golden in colour.
Serve as a Sandwich or eat with salad. I did take a picture of this but the photo sucks and the patties are all gone, so no picture of it this time. 😦