Anything Goes Burger


There are days when you need to make something but don’t have the ingredients. This recipe is for those days. Want a burger but don’t have much to make a patty? Pick anything and everything in your fridge and pantry and ta da! Your burger is ready. My original plan was to make a lentil burger but I used up part of the lentils for another dish and I did not have enough to make this one. So I improvised and pulled out stuff that needed to be used and got this one ready.

This burger has some one eyed peas, boiled potato leftover from my potato burger, cornflour paste from my paneer burger, deep fried papad because only one was left and it would otherwise create a fight in the house as to who would have it, boiled carrots leftover from what I made for my daughter, one bread slice, leftover coriander and chilly paste. I am sure most or similar items would be available at home all the time. Trust me these make a good combination. So here goes –

Makes 1 Burger


One eyed peas, soaked and boiled                               4 tbsp

Potato, medium sized, boiled                                       1

Carrot, small, boiled                                                        1/2 -1

Deep fried papad                                                               1

Cornflour paste                                                                1 tsp

Red chilly powder                                                             1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves-green chilly paste                          1/2 tsp

Powdered oats                                                                   1 tbsp

Bread slice, powdered                                                     1

Burger bun                                                                         1


Tomato slices                                                                    1-2

Onion slices                                                                       1

Mayonnaise                                                                       1-2 tbsp

Oil for shallow frying



  • Mash the peas and potato nicely so as to ensure no lumps are left
  • Crush the papad into smallest bits so that it is easy to mix with the rest of the ingredients
  • Mix all the ingredients, except for the burger bun and oil to make a patty dough
  • Shape the dough to form a patty as wide as the palm of your hand and set aside
  • Heat a pan and add some oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add the patty and fry till both sides are golden brown
  • Slice the burger bun horizontally into two and toast it, if you like
  • Spread the mayonnaise over the lower half of the bun
  • Place the patty over it and then place the tomato and onion slices on top of the patty
  • Place the top half of the bun over the onion slices
  • Serve with ketchup
  • Enjoy!




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