Tasty tasty tasty! I cannot believe my experiment worked so well
Once again I am here with a recipe using my favorite grain- Quinoa! I made this as an experiment and it succeeded in one shot! Amazing! Being a full time scientist I know how hard it is to do experiments and have it work the very first time. There’s always changes/ tweaks needed in a protocol to get optimal results, but in this case –one shot one deal! Loved the flavors in the burger and each of us tried it in a different way and found out the multi-purpose value of this little patty. My husband made himself a lettuce wrap with this and added a bit of freshly sliced red onions, tomato salsa, fresh sliced avocado and sriracha sauce, I ate it as a regular burger-no cheese and topped it with guacamole, tomato slices, red onion slices and lettuce, my kids took it to school as sliders. I made it for them using slider buns and topped their patties with a slice of pepper jack cheese, tomato and red onions with ketchup! Lastly we had a few remaining that we just ate as tikkis dipping it in mint chutney! Can you ask for more ways to use one dish? I request you to make this and tell me how you used it as part of your meal. Almost like a quinoa burger challenge J
Quinoa burger patties/tikkis
We love the flavors in this versatile quinoa patty. Use it as part of your favorite meal in any number of ways.
Boil potato, add peas and carrots and corn also to the boiling water to soften it and drain water
To the quinoa, add mashed potato, boiled peas, carrots and corn. Add raw green pepper, and onion. (At this point you may add finely chopped steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower,and cilantro)
Then add the garam masala, red chilly powder and salt and 1 tbsp cornstarch for binding. Mix everything well and make small balls
Press them flat on the palm of your and cook it on a low flame with a drop of oil.*
Cooking for long on a low flame makes crispy patties that dont disintegrate
Place patties in a lettuce wrap or slider bun, add avocado, tomato slices and enjoy!!
*After making flat patties, you can place them on a tray or a plate and freeze them for 1-2 hrs. Then transfer them to a box or bag and store them for atleast 2-3 weeks. When ready to use directly thaw and cook on a griddle on a low flame with a drop of oil till it evenly browns on both sides.