Do you find your kids craving for Aloo Tikki Burger as soon as they check that McDonald’s advertisement? Is Aloo Tikki Burger the first thing you like to order, whenever you are at a fast food eating joint?
Aloo Tikki Burger started getting popular, much before McDonald’s entered Indian market in 1990. After McDonald ventured, Aloo Tikki Burger became their top most selling burger. For a vegetarian family, this is most popular veg burger they have been eating for years now.
What is Aloo Tikki Burger and how to make burger at home?
Aloo Tikki is an Asian snack, popular in Northern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Aloo means potatoes and Tikki means a cutlet. Boiled potatoes are mashed and mixed with spices. Sometimes a few vegetables like peas, and coriander leaves are also added. It is then shaped in a form of a cutlet and fried in oil. The baked burger buns are then cut into two halves. Butter and sauce (sweet, spicy or both) is applied in the inside part of the buns. The veg cutlet is placed between the two halves of the burger buns along with some onions, tomatoes etc.
Consider this recipe of home made Indian burger is equivalent to a McDonalds aloo tikki burger recipe. The difference is in their burger tikki recipe.
Healthy Buns for Burgers
Aloo Tikki Burgers are extremely popular within Kids, and they often demand to have one. In my article of healthy eating habits, I expressed that you cannot always say NO to your children. However, as a mother it is important to tweak the recipes into healthy recipe. So I replaced the all-purpose flour burger buns with homemade whole wheat buns with added superfine wheat bran from FoodThink.
This wheat bran is fine coarse bran. It has low moisture content since it is gently roasted. When used in bread dough, the dough rose properly. The bran particles did not damage the gas cell structure. Smaller wheat bran particles also helps in releasing vitamins and other components from the outer cell of the kernel. Addition of wheat bran to any recipe increases the fibre content in that recipe, making the recipe healthier.
You may choose to buy whole wheat burger buns online. But, I prefer to bake at home. This ensures that I have chemical and preservative free healthy whole wheat burger buns.
Problem with a traditional veggi burger
You have seen children making their hands dirty while eating a traditional burger. As soon as you bite the burger, the mayonnaise and other sauces starts coming out from the burger. Most of the time the potato patty inside breaks and starts to falling apart. Not only kids, adults too find it difficult to manage a veg burger in its traditional form.
I have tried solving this problem with whole wheat stuffed Aloo Tikki Burger. In this burger recipe we seal the burger patty inside the burger dough itself. While we do so, we add the other ingredients of the aloo tikki burger recipe. This ensures no spillage of sauces from the burger while eating them. No more dirty hands and clothes. This eggless whole wheat burger recipe will change the way you have been eating burgers.
|Whole wheat flour||200 gm|
|Superfine wheat Bran||30 gm|
|Flax Seed Powder||1 tbs|
|Fresh Yeast||10 gm|
|Cutlet (Grilled)||4 pcs|
|Veg Mayonnaise||4 tsp|
|Cheese slice||4 pcs|
|Sesame Seeds (Optional)||1 tbs|
|Calories per Serving||405|
In a bowl mix yeast, honey, and lukewarm water and keep it aside until yeast froths. In another bowl, dissolve flax seed powder in 2 tbs lukewarm water. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
In a mixing bowl take whole wheat flour and salt. Add activated yeast solution and flax seed powder solution. Start kneading the dough by adding water to it. Make a soft, smooth and little sticky dough. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and knead the dough again for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and let it rest until doubles in volume.
Once dough doubles in volume, punch it to release the air. Knead it for 2-3 minutes. Divide the dough into four equal parts (approximately 70 gm each).
Dust the surface lightly with flour and roll each dough ball into a circular disc. Don’t roll it too thin. Ideal thickness would be ½ inch.
Spread one teaspoon of Veg mayonnaise. Place grilled cutlet and cheese slice on it.
Fold all the open edges towards centre and seal properly.
Similarly shape all the dough balls and place them on a greased baking tray by leaving some space in between. Brush these burger buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Let these whole wheat Aloo Tikki burgers rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 200 ºC. Bake these Aloo Tikki burger in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Baking time can vary from oven to oven. Ideally, bake the burger buns until they turn golden from top.
Take out the baked Aloo Tikki burger from oven and brush with butter or olive oil. This brushing will help to soften the crust and provide the glaze.
Let these Aloo Tikki burger cool for 5 minutes on a wired rack and then serve with your choice of sauce.
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