Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pehaps a desi version,


perhaps not!
This recipe was inspired by the event Global kadai, the theme being Indian burritos. I obviously did not make it on time for the event but my life does not revolve around food events now, does it?!

Ingredients
1 cup dried green peas, soaked for a few hours in water
1 green and red pepper, diced into small pieces
1 tsp amchoor
1 tsp garam masala
1 inch ginger
2 small green chillies
a pinch turmeric powder
salt to taste
egg, optional (or any other binding agent you can think of)

2 whole onions, thinly sliced and caramelized with a little bit of brown sugar

Method

Mince ginger and chop green chillies- make a coarse paste out of ginger and chillies using a mortar and pestle.
Pressure cook the dal with some salt and turmeric powder (I let it go for 4-5 whistles). 
In a bowl, add the veggies, mashed dal, the coarse ginger-chilli paste, all the spices and salt.
Mix until everything is combined well.
Now here is where you would add an egg to form a nice cutlet/patties/burgers but since my mom does not eat eggs, I decided to leave it out and well the end result, lets just say it was cutlet-like.
Make nice small burgers and either shallow fry them or grill them- both should work (I had to grill them since without the egg/binding agent everything was falling apart while frying)

Assembling the rolls
I used whole wheat tortillas- 
Fill them up the burgers, top it off some caramelized onions and any sauce you might like or even cheese- oh yeah I had mine with some nice sharp cheddar!

Judgement- While the taste was alright (I was a little afraid about the dried peas, they usually have a strong taste) but in these rolls with so many flavors, they were perfect. Would have really like nice round burgers instead of crumbles. Oh well, a girl has got to try right?!

2 comments:

  1. Its nice that you have posted your judgement.Its nice to see what you thought of the food that you created.

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