With lots of rain these days, you always need something to munch on all the time, especially when kids are around. We made a weekly purchase and I had bought some meat. I was thinking of making something different than the usual stir fry that I make. I made some pepper fry, but that just got over in a jiffy, so I did not get the time to take some snaps of it this time. So in that process, suddenly memories of my childhood flashed across my mind.
Since we were abroad, at that point of time, burgers were something that we used to have often. The burgers that we get over there are different from what we get over here. It is very thin and crispy and also tastes different, when compared to what we get in India, which is thick. Even today, when my dad comes, he gets us burgers. So I thought, why not I give a try in making something similar to that? Of course, they make in large machines have have the perfection, but the twist in my case is, without the machine, I have reached almost there !!!! I`m so happy that I was jumping all around when I got it right. This is easy to make and you could store t for further use too….. Too tasty for not to try……
Serves – 2-3
Beef Minced – 1/2 kg
Onions finely chopped – 2 cup
Green Chilly finely chopped – 4 nos
Ginger finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 3-4 cloves finely chopped
Egg – 1 nos
Bread Crumbs – 1 – 1/2 cups
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves finely chopped – 2 tbsp
Mint leaves finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Marinate for the beef
Chilly Powder – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Meat Masala powder – 2 tbsp
Pepper powder – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon – 1 stick
. Wash and clean the beef thoroughly. Cut them into chunks, marinate them with the marinate ingredients and pressure cook for about 7-8 whistles or till soft and tender.
. When cooled down, in a food processor, process them to mince it. Keep it aside.
. In a hot pan, add some oil. when hot, crack some mustard seeds. To this add the onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies, coriander and mint leaves and saute well. When onion get translucent, add in the salt. To this add the minced meat and mix well , till water content is evaporated.
. Allow the mixture to cool. When at room temperature, add the egg and bread crumbs and mix well with your hands.
. Roll out a portion, approximately the size of a tennis ball , and then flatten as much as you can with your palms. Make it thin. You need to be careful at this stage as the flattened patties could break. Should be very gentle while placing the flattened patties on to a tray.
. In a hot pan, add some oil. Place these patties gently and fry them on both sides till golden brown.
. Serve hot with sauce or make a great sandwich or burger of your choice.
Note : You could prepare them before hand and store them in the freezer. Thaw them and fry when you need. A quick sandwich fill for busy mornings…..