Friday, April 22, 2016

Veg Burger with cottage cheese salad and fruit juice.

This yum breakfast satisfies all tastes, and provides the right pick up in the morning , getting you ready for a happy run through the day. For the vitality required to march along with the ticking clock all day the body needs all the nutrients in the right quantity. The happy meal provides with just that, or almost. 
For the veg burger : the ingredients required are : - Wheat buns 6
                                                                                  - Potato 7 medium size, boiled
                                                                                  -one Onion, chopped small
                                                                                  - one green chili chopped
                                                                                  - green peas, boiled and mashed (optional)
                                                                                  - Chopped coriander
                                                                                  - salt and pepper
                                                                                  - bread crumbs
                                                                                  - Three bread pieces crumbled.
                                                                                  - Tomato, onion, cucumber, cheese slice, lettuce leaves. The tomato, onion, and cucumber need to be thinly sliced into round pieces. You can have thin slices of  any cheese that you like.Smoked cheese would taste great here.

Mash the potatoes, and mix in all of these ingredients, except for the bread crumbs. Make it into a smooth homogeneous dough. Make round cutlets out of this mixture. On a  lightly heated , oil smeared non stick pan, put as many of these cutlets, and let it get crisp on sloe to medium fire. When they have turned golden brown on each side, remove them and keep them aside. Butter lightly one side of the buns, put the thinly sliced round onion, tomato and cucumber cheese and a small piece of the lettuce leaf.You can sprinkle a bit of mixed herbs and pepper/salt according to taste. Now put one of those cutlets on the base, and cover the burger bun with the other piece. Serve it with Tomato chili garlic sauce.

Cottage Cheese Salad : There may be many variations to this, but I make the cottage cheese at home. Once that is strained and while it is hot, I add finely chopped onion, few cloves of garlic,( as garlic during breakfast, helps in digesting food well, all day long), coriander, tomato, zucchini-green and yellow,and any other raw veggie that you like and would like to add, along with salt and pepper. You can squeeze in a few drops of lemon juice too for a tangy taste. Also sprinkle in a few seeds, like water melon, sunflower, chia seeds, along with half a teaspoon of ground flax seeds. All this could be slightly sauteed in butter too. I avoid it, and enjoy this salad in the morning without sauteing. 

So a bowl of the above salad, with the veggie burger with a glass of any fruit juice, serves as a super sumptuous, tasty, satiating brunch. You get your carbs, fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals, a complete meal. If hungry after a few hours, you can have a snack, or a milk shake. Should suffice till 5pm , is my guess. 
There you go! Cook this , eat it, and tell me how it turned out. Enjoy!!