If you had been following my Facebook page you would have found me posting a mini hamburger picture some days back. And this is the patty I have sandwiched in that burger. I wanted an easy yet super delicious one to go in between the buns and finally decided to make these egg patties. Here I have not used boiled eggs instead I have used eggs directly along with gram flour. These patties are potato-free, needs no breadcrumbs or any other flour other than gram flour and hence makes cutlet making easier. Instead of potatoes I have used gram flour as the binding agent here, it makes the cutlets tastier too. Then the mixture is made into patties and just pan fried. You can sandwich them between buns or breads or simply serve them along with ketchup as a perfect evening snack. Has a lot of Indian flavors in it and makes snacking time even more wonderful. Now lets see how to make these easy egg patties for hamburgers.
INGREDIENTSMakes 6 patties (depends on the size of the patties)
Total Preparation Time - 15 to 20 minutes
- Egg - 1
- Onion - 1 (optional)
- Ginger - 1/4 tsp
- Garlic - 1 pod
- Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
- Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
- Garam masala - A pinch
- Gram Flour / Kadalamaavu - 50 grams
- Coriander leaves - few
- Salt - As per taste
- Oil - 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Crush ginger, and green chilly together using a pestle and mortar.
- Place a pan or kadai on flame (a non stick will be better) and pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of oil. After the oil heats up add the crushed ginger and green chilli. Saute for a few seconds.
- Then add finely chopped onions and chopped garlic and saute until it turns slightly brownish.
- Now add salt and red chilli powder and saute until raw smell leaves.
- Add chopped coriander leaves, garam masala and stir well.
- The add an egg into the center of the pan and wait until it gets half done. Then scramble well using the spoon/spatula. (beaten egg will be easier to scramble)
- Now mix gram flour with enough water to make a thick batter out of it (nearly 6 tbsp of water). Then add some salt to it and stir well. Pour this into the pan and mix thoroughly.
- Then keep stirring continuously and cook on a low flame until the raw smell leaves and the flour batter seem cooked. It will seem like a thick dough.
- Now remove from flame and let it aside until it feels warm to touch.
- Grease your hands with a little oil and slightly knead the dough until it gets mixed well. Then pinch out smaller portions from the dough and roll into balls then flatten them into patties.
- Place a tawa or pan on flame and drizzle some oil over it. After it heats up place the cutlets/patties over it and toast on a medium flame.
- Drizzle some oil along the sides of the patties and flip them after a few minutes or until brown spots appear. Then cook the other side for a few more minutes and remove from flame.
- Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.
TIP 2: I do not prefer to deep fry these patties as they might absorb too much oil and deep frying is not really necessary here.
Mini hamburger recipe coming up soon! Stay tuned :)