Mar 11, 2007

Veggie Patty with Brown rice & Barley

Veggie Burger

I just love the veggie patty in the Subway Sandwiches. Last week, I was reading the recipe for Aloo tikki on Homespices and an idea just flashed me to make the veggie patties at home. Aloo tikki is an great alternative for the veggie patties, but I wanted it be filled with veggies and high fiber. I peeked in my pantry and found some brown rice, barley and bits and pieces of leftover veggies. I managed to come up with a my own recipe for veggie patty. It was just delicious, I gobbled up a few for evening snack, they were like cutlets.

Here is the recipe
handful of each of the ingredients
brown rice, cooked
barley, cooked
1 medium potato, cooked
carrot, finely diced
edamame or tender soy beans
1/2 jalapeño or green chilli diced

salt and pepper
bread crumbs, optional

oil for frying

Veggie Patty Making
Mash potato, rice and barley with your hand or a fork. Cook carrots, corn, peas, edamame and jalapeño in the microwave till they are done. Add salt and pepper and mix together all the ingredients into a lump. Divide into lemon size balls and press between the palms of your hands to form flat discs or desired shape.

Veggie Patty making
If desired dust the patties with bread crumbs. This gives a crispy texture to the patties.

Heat the griddle, add a tsp of oil and place the patties. Be little generous with oil to make the the patties crunchy. Fry on medium flame till golden brown on all sides.

Make sandwiches with 1 or 2 patties in the center, some round diced tomatoes, grilled onions, lettuce, ketchup or mayonnaise on a whole wheat bun.

Veggie Burger

Enjoy as a cutlet for a evening snack with ketchup or make sandwiches for a complete meal.


Anonymous said...

wow...great street food kinda food...looks great...healthy too..thanks for sharing....

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence. I made this for saturday breakfast. But i made the pattis with vegetables. This is something different

FH said...

Oooh!! Look at that!! Beautiful picture Manjula.I have never made anything with Barley,got to try.Thanks girl.

Sia said...

brown rice in patties? thats quite fresh n innovative manjula. very rich and beautiful colour. i can have it w/o complaining.

Anonymous said...

Manula, your burgers look very good. I keep making these(without brown rice), next will will try adding rice. I add some south west sauce to my burgers/subs to get the subway taste. They taste yumm.

Manjula said...

Dilip, Aruna, Asha, Sia, Shilpa
Glad you all liked my very own veggie patties. Brown rice and Barley are my favorite ingredients to cook with..since they are healthy and also tasty.

What is south west sauce? Is there any particular brand you use? May be I will give a try next time

Anonymous said...

Good job manju, this looks healthy and delicious. Do you watch America's test kitchen. few weeks back I saw lentil and nuts burger.
I never tried making patty at him. I love barely soup for CKP.

Manjula said...

Hi Padmaja,
Yes, I do watch America's test kitchen. Its my favorite show, I watch it on PBS. I guess I missed the episode you mentioned.

What does CKP stand for?

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey now this is what i wanna have.Nice healthy recipe.Looks yummy.

Seema Bhat said...

You are so very creative honey!!! patty with barley and brown rice...never ever heard of it. Loved it.

Suganya said...

It looks very nice and different. Realy want to try .

Sia said...

happy ugadi to u n ur family manjula. have fun dear:)