Baked Burger

Come winter and my brother and I would be begging mom to make her special baked burgers.  They used to be a real treat specially when you get to hold hot hot burger in the cold cold weather….Sitting in the verandah in the morning trying to get a little ray of sun to warm us up, baked burgers and good conversation made the day.

Preparation Time – 30 mins

Servings – 2 people


4 burgers

1 cup green peas

2 tblsp processed cheese

2 tblsp oil

1 tsp zeera

A pinch of hing

Salt and red chilli powder to taste

1 tblsp lemon juice

Make a hole on top of each burger bun and scoop out the insides to make a container. Grate the cheese and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and add zeera and hing to it. When the zeera starts to splutter, add the green peas to it. You can add the burger crumbs also to the mix. Add salt and red chilli powder and stir on high flame. Cook on low for 5-7 mins. Remove and add lemon juice. Brush each burger lightly with oil. Place 2 tblsp of green peas in each burger and top it with grated cheese. Place the burgers in an oven or on a grill and bake till the cheese starts bubbling and becomes slightly brown. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.



It is easy to get bored of the same old Indian meal routine and crave for a change. But eating out is expensive. Looking for an alternative? Have some home-made burgers with French Fries and Coke a la McDonalds and become the instant favorite of everyone in your family.




Burger bun packs (available at any bakery)



Slice the burger buns into equal halves. Heat a pan. Spread a spoonful of oil on the inside of a burger half and roast it on the pan on both sides. Prepare all the pieces similarly.  


Burger Patties


4 large potatoes

1 carrot

1 cups cabbage

A handful of groundnuts

3-4 slices of bread slices


Red chilli powder



Boil the potatoes. Drain and keep aside to cool. Grate carrots and cabbage. Roast groundnuts. Soak bread slices in water. Mash the potatoes and mix in grated carrots and cabbage, groundnuts, salt and red chilli powder. Squeeze out the water from the bread and mix that also with the mash. Heat oil in a pan. Make small flat tikkis of the mash and deep fry them. Wipe with tissue and keep aside.


To serve: Place a patty on the lower bun. Place a cabbage leaf, a slice of onion and a slice of tomato and then a spoonful of coleslaw on the patty. Top off with the bun cover. Serve with ketchup and mustard sauce.