Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cheesy Chicken Burger @ Home

(Adapted from Chicken Burger: Guilt Free)

This week on the Know Your Blogger on KFB, the star of the week is Pritha Chakrabarty. I know Pritha only on blogosphere and I am yet to interact with her personally. When I browsed through  her blog, I was hit by a blast! The blog really has a vast variety of national and international recipes. Being such a young person and a journalist by profession, I was truly impressed with the variety of her culinary knowledge. There is everything on her blog....from cakes to chicken dishes, Thai food ....what not!!!!

I tried to attempt one of the cakes but dared not try the frosting... I'm really pathetic at making cake icing. Anyway, I finally found the recipe of Chicken Burger....and voila! This was the one for me.

Chicken Burger is a family favourite...thanks to Mc Donalds and KFC. While I was a teenager, I have tried making aloo-patty burger at home.

But this Chicken Burger recipe was superb. It was simple, and flavourful. Thank you Pritha for such a wonderful recipe. You have penned down so comprehensively that all I had to do was follow your recipe to the tee. Thumbs up!

You can find Pritha's original recipe here.

I have made the burger buns at home but you can use store-bought ones as well. I have used the burger buns recipe from the Fabulous Baker Brothers website.

This is a detailed post, so gear up. Here is the recipe:


For the burger buns:

All purpose flour: 3 cups
Instant yeast: 1 and a half teaspoon.
Milk: 3/4th cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Oil: 1/4th cup
Sugar: 3 tablespoons
Salt: 1 teaspoon
One egg yolk: for egg wash (optional)
White sesame seeds: 1 teaspoon

For the meat patty:

Chicken keema: 200 Grams
Tomato (cut into rings): 2
Onion (cut into rings): 2
Cheese: 4 Slices
Hot and sweet sauce: 4 Tablespoons
Mustard/Kasundi: 2 Tablespoons
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
Salt to Taste
Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
Egg white: 1
Bread Crumbs: 1 Cup
Vegetable Oil: 3 Tablespoon


For the burger buns:

1. Take lukewarm milk and water add sugar. Sprinkle the yeast on this mixture and keep undisturbed for 10 minutes.
2. Take flour, salt, and oil in a vessel. Add the yeast mixture and start kneading the dough. Add more lukewarm water if the dough is too dry and some loose flour if it is too sticky.
3. Knead for 10 minutes till you get a soft, pliable dough that springs back on being pressed.

4. Cover with an kitchen towel and keep in a warm place for 1 hour. After one hour the dough will double in size.

5. Roll into medium-sized balls, nearly the size of an orange. Grease a baking tray and place the balls on this tray. Let these balls rest for 20 minutes in a warm place.
6. Now mix egg yolk with 1.4 cup water to make egg wash. Brush the buns lightly with this egg mixture. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds on top.

7. Pre-heat oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees C. Place the baking tray in the medium rack of the oven. Bake for ten minutes. If you want the top with a golden-brown crust grill for 5 minutes at same temperature. Take the buns out of the oven.

8. Brush with some butter and let cool to room temperature.

For the meat patties:

1. Marinate the chicken keema (mince) with salt, lemon juice, pepper, and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and keep in airtight container in the fridge.
2. Next morning, take the chicken keema out of the fridge. Heat some oil in a pan. Shape the chicken keema to patty/tikki shape with your hands. I also added a fistful of rice flour to the chicken mince mix.
3. Dip each patty in egg white, roll in a bed of bread crumbs and shallow fry.
4. Fry till both sides are golden brown.
5. Vegetarian friends can use the same recipe using soya keema/mince. 

Assembling the burger:

1. Gather all the ingredients of the burger together,

2. Slice the burger buns in half and toast lightly on a tava.
3. Spread butter on both sides of the bun.
4. To assemble the bun, smear inner part of the bun with some hot and sweet sauce. Place a ring of onion and tomato on top of it. Now place the meat patty on top of this and place a slice of cheese. I also smeared some Kasundi (mustard) on top. Now cover with the top piece of the bun.
5. Serve with some tomato ketchup. Enjoy a lovely brunch with your family.

I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event on Kolkata Food Bloggers, "Know Your Blogger".

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