Veg Burgers

When the client asks for veg sliders and I happily say yes, it’s time to research some recipes as I have never made the veg patty before

I went through some really good burger recipes only to finally make one my Mom tried recently. My sister had raved about it. Made the patty using Ranveer Brars recipe and when my pucca Non vegetarian daughter asked for seconds I knew I had a winner.

I went the extra mile to make the slider buns myself. This is no ordinary burger, it has homemade buns, patty, caramelised onion and a special tomato chutney for the kick.

Vegetable burger patty – from Ranveer Brars site

1 tsp Oil
½ tbsp Butter
2 Green chillies, chopped
12-15 French beans, chopped
1 Carrot, chopped
2-3 large Potato,boiled,mashed
½ tsp Red chilli powder
¼ tsp Garam masala
½ tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
2 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped

For Batter
½ cup All purpose flour
Water as required

For breadcrumbs coating
1 cup fresh Breadcrumbs
2-3 tbsp Poha, powdered in the mixer
For Shallow fry Tikki
½ tbsp Oil
½ tbsp Butter

For Veg Burger toppings
4 Sesame Burger buns
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
4 to 5 Lettuce leaves
Tomato chutney
Caramlised onion
Cheese slice

1. In a pan, add oil, butter, chopped ginger, green chilli saute well.

2. Add chopped vegetables and sauté it well till they become soft.

3. Mash the boiled potatoes and add to the pan mix well.

4. Add red chilli powder, garam masala, salt to taste and ginger garlic paste and mix everything well.

5. Now add chopped coriander and mix well.

6. Remove the mixture in the bowl and keep it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

7. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, if wet add some bread crumbs and start making tikki.

8. With the help of a cookie cutter or with your hands and give it a proper shape.

9. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, salt and water to make slurry.

10. In another bowl, add fresh bread crumbs, crushed poha and mix well.

11. Now add one of the tikki, firstly coat it with slurry and then the bread crumbs and coat it well.

12. In a pan, add oil and butter and shallow fry the tikkii till nice golden brown in color and crisp.

Spiced tomato chutney

3 big chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp paprika/Chilli powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp jeera powder
Pinch sugar
Olive oil

1. Heat olive oil in the pan, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 minute.

2. Add the tomatoes and all the other ingredients.

3. Cook on slow flame for 20-30 mins.

4. Once the tomatoes leave oil, mash them till they have a chutney texture.

Caramelised onions

2 sliced onions
1/2 tsp butter
1/2 tsp oil
Pinch sugar

1. Heat oil and butter in a pan on high heat

2. Add the onions and mix well

3. Lower gas and cook the onion for 10 mins

4. Add sugar and salt and let the onions turn a nice amber colour mixing frequently. About 20-25 mins


1. Take the bottom half of bread and apply mayonnaise on it.

2. Now place lettuce on it and add some Tomato chutney.

3. Place the tikki on it and add cheese slice

4. Top with caramelised onion and close the burger with the bun and insert toothpick to hold it together