Tofu Mushroom Burger

Posted: May 7, 2013 in Fast Food, International
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tofu mushroom burger

Tofu and mushrooms are amongst my favorite ingredients for cooking as they are nutritious, healthy and tasty. There are numerous items which can be made out of them either combining or using them separately. The fast food concept has picked up pace since last 10/12 years with burgers and sandwiches gaining more popularity, thanks to McDonald’s. The flip side is they are not too healthy to eat. So, I thought why not try something healthy by combining my favorite ingredients and at the same time falls in ‘fast food’ category. This particular recipe will be important for teenage and adults as its nutritious with protein, calcium and mushroom adds plenty of flavor and meaty texture to it. Health and taste in one package! Burgers are all time favorite meal loved by both kids and elders. Burgers are suspiciously full of calories but the calories is not all that matters. What matters is making your right food choices. Instead of digging into sinful fast food joint burgers, you can make it at your home using minimal fatty ingredients like cream, mayonnaise and cheese. Enjoy this wholesome meal with a side of roasted potato wedges and home made smoothie to make it even better.

Ingredients :-

Extra Firm Tofu
1 Block
White/Button Mushroom, finely chopped
1 cup
Red Onion, finely chopped
1
Garlic cloves, finely chopped
3-4
Sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
4
Salt
to taste
Cilantro
3-4 tablespoon
Breadcrumbs
2 cup plus 1 cup for coating
Tomato Ketchup
1 heaped tablespoon
Vinegar
2 teaspoon
Red chilli sauce
2 tablespoon
Lettuce leaves
6
Whole Wheat buns
6
Low Fat Cheese Slices
6
Dried Parsley Leaves
1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon
Low Fat Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
Onion Rings, thinly sliced
6
Tomatoes, thinly sliced
6
Olive oil
1 teaspoon plus 3-4 tablespoon for frying

Method :-

  • In a pan heat a teaspoon of oil and add onion to it. Saute till it turns brown in color.
  • Add mushrooms and cook it for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool slightly.
  • In a food processor blend half of the tofu, garlic, sun dried tomatoes and cilantro leaves till it turns smooth.
  • Transfer above mixture into a bowl along with onion mushroom mixture. Add tomato ketchup, breadcrumbs, vinegar, red chilli sauce, dried parsley leaves, lemon juice to it. Add salt according to taste.
  • Grate the remaining tofu and add it to this mixture. Stir the mixture well and refrigerate it for about 30 -45 minutes.
  • Divide this mixture into 6 patties pressing it well.
  • Coat them well all around with bread crumbs.
  • In a pan add 3-4 tablespoon of oil and shallow fry these patties. Cook each side until they turn golden brown in color.
  • For assembling toast the bun and spread some mayo on one side of bun.
  • Put the tofu patties on top of it and then add layers of  onion,tomato,cheese slice and lettuce. At the end add the other part of bun with the spread facing below.

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Notes :-

  • You can increase/decrease the quantity of red chilli sauce as needed.
  • You can add as many chopped varieties of vegetables you want.
  • You can use crumbled feta cheese instead of cheese slices for lesser fat content. It tastes as good as cheese but its  a more healthier choice.
  • Don’t forget to refrigerate the end mixture for while as it will reduce the stickiness of patties.
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Comments
  1. Liz says:

    Thanks for stopping by, this must taste delicious. Have a great week!

  2. Liz says:

    You have unique recipes, I have never made a mushroom burger, my son is vegetarian so your blog would be a really good place to cook from when he visits. I always wonder what to cook when he visits. Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked your blog under vegetarian.

    • singhsupriya says:

      Thanks for your lovely comment! Being an Indian we eat lot of veggies on daily basis so we can think of trying different combinations as there are lot of options..My hubby is vegetarian.So I have to keep trying new recipes for him.This is one of his favorite as there are limited options for him in restaurants..Thanks for bookmarking my blog..Hope my recipes will be helpful and your son will like it.

      • Liz says:

        so you don’t eat meat at all? I love meat but I also eat lots of vegetables as long as I know I can have my steak when I want it. My opposite neighbour is Indian and her hubby is vegetarian too…but they eat some chicken I think.

      • singhsupriya says:

        I prefer and eat chicken and fish but my hubby does not eat any kind of meat.I do not eat meat on a daily basis but occasionally may be once in a week.
        I do not eat steak or any other type of red meat at all. I use to eat lamb while I was child but not anymore. But I love texture and taste of it especially in curries.

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