Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Paneer and Tofu Tikka Burger~Bloghop Wednesday #4

For the Blog Hop this time I am paired with Prathima of Prats’ Corner.   
 
Now came the biggest challenge what to make. For each recipe that I read I wanted to make! Finally I choose this Paneer Tikka Sandwich recipe for it falls in is an entry for my current event (Please send me your entries for I have hardly any) and most importantly I was sure my kids would love it.

 

I served these as burgers as both Tofu and Paneer with Pudina/mint chutney along with Virgin Mojito (I think that’s what it is called at KFC)!

The reaction to the food was,” Our private MacDonald’s “!!

Highest compliment you can receive from a fast food crazy teen!! 

Prats’ are you reading this! I own this to you!! Thanks dear!

For the pudina/mint chutney please visit here. The only change is I have added 1 medium onion as the mixer blades did not reach the mixture.

To make the burgers you will need:
500 grms paneer
250 grms hung curd
2 tsp ginger – garlic
1 tsp turmeric
2 ½ tsp Meat Masala (Yes have used this masala successfully in Chole also)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
1 tblspn kasuri methi/fenugreek
½ cup onion (optional but recommended)
Orange food colour (optional I used but very sparingly so I had hardly any colour)
Salt
2 tsp oil
6 burger buns
Mint chutney
Butter
Capsicum slices
Lettuce (I used iceberg)

Method:
1.     Grind all the ingredients to a fine paste except the curd to a fine paste using the water from the curds sparingly.

2.     Add to the curds all the ingredients except the paneer. Season if needed.
3.     Mix the paneer pieces and marinate for at least ½ an hour.

4.     Layer a non-stick tawa with oil and fry the paneer on all sides till well done.

5.     Cut the burger buns in the centre and fry with a little butter on the same non-stick tawa.
6.     Just before serving spread the mint chutney on the burger buns both the sides. Layer with the lettuce, capsicum, a dash of chutney again and then 3-4 of the tikkas. Cover with the other bun.

7.     Stick a tooth pick in the centre (since my tooth picks are plastic I used these wooden skewers ha ha ha!)  Microwave for 2 minutes.
8.     Serve hot! (Tastes great cold also)!

 I have said paneer everywhere but as my FIL does not eat paneer I kept aside ½ cup  marinade and   added tofu pieces to it. Rest is the same. No one can make out the difference between tofu and paneer!!
Linking to Blog Hop Wednesday 4
Blog Hop
And to my event Fast Food not Fat food started by  Priya's 

Archana

25 comments:

  1. Burger looks very yummy......Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Burgers look awesome. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. i always love burgers..because they are easily portable and filing...Your burger looks great...

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow! The burgers are so tasty and appetizing! Yummy!

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  5. WOW!!!! Simply stunning & mouthwatering!!! Looks so good Archana!!!Using burger buns is an awesome idea dear..Must try it this way next time...Tofu makes it all the healthy & yummy!!!! Actually its the other way round dear..I owe you for the Focaccia!!!

    And im sending my entries soon!! Just told my mom about your event & shes excited too with the theme..:))Already planning on what new dishes we can try out..

    Thank u Archana for giving us a memorable meal last week...

    Cheers,
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. Tofu squares look flavorful and superb.

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  7. wow, love that interesting recipe, must have tasted wonderful !!!

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  8. wow, burger looks so tempting, a nice desi touch...yum yum...some awards are waiting for u at my space..

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  9. Awesome one! mouth watering at the pictures of the paneer :) Perfect for the Fast Food event dear - I will send all my entries to you soon
    hugs, priya

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  10. This is the BEST desi burger! Period!
    USMasala

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  11. wow delicious burger and i love the tofu tikka...luks gr8!

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  12. I am feel like having it..simply tasting delicious..
    Thanks and happy for following me dear...

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  13. great way to feed kids at home burger and be satisfied it's 'homemade'thanks for the lovely recipe...

    I have recently posted a recipe on
    'Spicy Banana' on my blog
    http://www.crumpledchillies.blogspot.com

    Do drop by! :)

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  14. Interesting burger.....nice variation...

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  15. burgers look great!, a healthy way too..

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  16. Wow burger makes me hungry..

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  17. Burgers look awesome. Excellent preparation.

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  18. tats one yummy dish dear , bookmarked.. :)

    Lovely to do the Blog Hop along with you :-)Cheers
    Kalyani
    Current Event: Fasting Foods(Vrat ka Khaana Special)

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  19. looks awesome...lovely recipe..:)

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  20. Burgers are my favorite. tat too indian version... No doubt. Love it absolutely.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  21. sounds so tempting n perfect Archana..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Paneer tikka sandwich looks so so tempting,good one!

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