How about we celebrate this Friday with a giant and comfy burger? This is how I spend my Fridays sometimes. 😉
I have so many things to tell you about these particular burgers. Amazing thing is, these are full of proteins – I mean full of green grams (mung bean)!
This burger is big, and packed with lots of summer goodness. But what is that summer goodness? This summer goodness includes caramelized tropical fruits, such as oranges. 😉
And it also includes pickled jalapeño, a fried egg, and a spoonful of mango chutney. Yeah! Mango chutney! Really? Yes, yes! Well, this is the key ingredient which makes these burgers hearty and full of deliciousness.
It’s a totally great burger — a perfect blend of healthiness and deliciousness.
Are you loving it as much as I do? I know you do. 🙂
Oh gosh! Everything in this burger is just so GOOD. The colors, the spices, the sweetness, and the tang.
A picture speaks a thousand words. And in my opinion these pictures here tell us that these burgers are so bright and fresh. At the same time they are also maintaining their health factor and deliciousness. 😛
I want to tell you all that I so wanted this summery burger to share with you, before summer knocks on our doors. So that we can all take pleasure of these flavorful burgers in this summer. And I think I am right on time, as It is not summer yet. Yeah! I am super excited to share this burger, just in time!
And, and, and, I have a couple of things going in my mind right now! What are these?
1st – I am so in love with these mung bean burgers.
2nd – I have to make these burgers again, probably for dinner tonight
3rd – You all are thinking that I am being CRAZY. 😉
Am I crazy for food? Yes! Yes I am! 🙂 But this is something I really can’t help.
Speaking of weekend, do you guys have any plans for this weekend? For me, this weekend is all about Adoria’s outdoor fun activities. And when it comes to fun-activities for children there has to be a FUN-PARK. So at least, a fun park visit is in the list right now. Rest, I will have to brainstorm.
Not all the times but sometimes it is actually a tough job to please a toddler. I mean really. I think all of those who have toddlers will understand my struggle 😉
And if I somehow get sometime for us, then I will sure make these pretty burgers again. Then I will just simply sit back and relax. Weekend relaxing (read as ‘major house cleaning!’) 😉
Hahaha, did I just say that cleaning is relaxing? Well, I think cleaning is relaxing in a way.
I will tell you how. What do we do on weekdays? We sit, eat, and work on computers. So on the weekends we are obliged to do some real physical work. Even though, cleaning is not anyones favorite job, and it’s tiring. But in reality, internally our body absolutely ADORES it.
We really don’t do house cleaning on Weekdays. Actually, I don’t do it. The reason is I am so tired in the evening for any cleaning, and also this is the least preferred job for me. 😉
I understand, cleaning is not always the first choice for many of us!
Like all my food blogger friends I too love cooking. No matter how tired I am, I would love to spend my time in the kitchen. Keeping things simple at the end of the day, I just run a dishwasher, which I of course do every night. Otherwise, there would be no space in kitchen, and no utensils to cook the next day. 😉
Or it might be that the real reason is my love for cooking, which motivates me to run the dishwasher every night. So this is a loop in a way, I cook and then I run the dishwasher — and I run the dishwasher and then cook.
Why would I like to spend my time in the kitchen and not in cleaning? Well, no one knows, and that includes me too! 😉 I think that’s why they say, these are Mysteries of the minds! 🙂
But one thing is certain, that on all the weekdays our bodies shout at us — go and do something for my happiness and well being. And like a stubborn child, we ignore all the screaming. But on the weekends we don’t really have a choice to ignore our body’s screaming.
Our mind is generally free and relaxed on weekends. So mind and body both are free to shout out loud together, and they both take advantage of this. That’s why they yell together. And you can’t avoid it, especially, when mind and body scream in sync.
For me, clutter outside means much more clutter inside. And that is all which pushes me to do this least favorite chore. At Least this is what happens with me most of the time. 😉
Everything which has a mind-body connection, is relaxing. And cleaning does include a mind-body connection. See, that’s why I told you that cleaning is relaxing.
Alright, let’s talk about these burgers again!
The most important thing about these burgers is that they are CHEESE-FREE. NO cheese at all. These pita burgers are delicate, and assembling is so easy. Doesn’t that sound good? They are indeed pretty cool.
I served these on some pocket-less Greek Pita Breads. And if you have the leftover patties, simply use it next day.
I used this home cooked whole green gram (mung bean), but if you wish you can use canned beans. It would work great either way!
And you don’t have to wait so long to cook beans, if you have last-minute craving for mung bean burgers.
The sweet caramelized oranges, and the fried egg completely gives a nice touch to this burger. Especially when paired with fresh lettuce, veggies, pickled jalapeño, mayo, sweet-spicy tomato sauce, and finally topped with mango chutney.
Honestly, it is so damn delicious. And so fun to assemble too!
Making these burgers are really easy and quick. Thus, they are perfect for a quick summer weekday meal. Trust me, the merging of spicy and sweet is AMAZINGLY good.
Try it, and you will love it as much as I do! Let’s learn to make this burger.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F /190 degrees C, and lightly oil a baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, mash mung beans with a fork. Keep mashing until they’re mostly broken up, or until thick and pasty. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce. Add bread crumbs.
Stir until everything is combined, or mixture is sticky and holds together.
Divide mixture into 8 patties. Place them on a baking sheet. Top with some butter or brush oil. Flip it over and top the other side with butter/oil. Bake for about 10 minutes on each side or until they are brown and crisp.
Heat ¼ tsp tbsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Crack 1 egg into it. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Flip it over and cook for few seconds. Remove from heat and repeat the same process with rest of the eggs.
Sprinkle some sugar on the both sides of orange slices.
Heat a pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sear both sides of the oranges for about 1 minute.
Place 4 breads on a tray. Top each bread with lettuce. Place 1 burger, 1 fried egg, two slices of caramelized oranges on each bread. Top with 1 tomato slice, 1 onion slice, 1 pickled jalapeno. Drizzle with mayo, tomato sauce, and a spoonful mango chutney. Add the top bread. And GRAB!
- whole green gram or mung beans, cooked - 2 cups, or cans
- green bell pepper, finely chopped in food processor - 1
- onion, finely chopped in food processor - 2
- garlic cloves, peeled and crushed - 4
- salt and pepper to taste
- eggs -2
- chili powder - 1 tsp
- cumin powder - 1 tsp
- hot sauce - 1tsp
- bread crumbs - 1 cup
- butter or margarine of baking (you can also replace butter with cooking oil )
- eggs - 4
- oil - 1 tsp
- pepper and salt
- orange slices - 8
- powdered sugar
- oil - 1 tsp
- greek pita bread (pocket less) - 8
- sliced tomato
- sliced red onion
- pickled jalapeño
- tomato sauce
- mango chutney
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F /190 degrees C, and lightly oil a baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, mash mung beans with a fork. Keep mashing until they're mostly broken up, or until thick and pasty. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce. Add bread crumbs.
- Stir until everything is combined, or mixture is sticky and holds together.
- Divide mixture into 8 patties. Place them on a baking sheet. Top with some butter or brush oil. Flip it over and top the other side with butter/oil. Bake for about 10 minutes on each side or until they are brown and crisp.
- Heat ¼ tsp tbsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Crack 1 egg into it. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Flip it over and cook for few seconds. Remove from heat and repeat the same process with rest of the eggs.
- Sprinkle some sugar on the both sides of orange slices.
- Heat a pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sear both sides of the oranges for about 1 minute.
- To assemble, place 4 breads on a tray. Top each bread with lettuce. Place 1 burger, 1 fried egg, two slices of caramelized oranges on each bread. Top with 1 tomato slice, 1 onion slice, 1 pickled jalapeño. Drizzle with mayo, tomato sauce, and a spoonful mango chutney. Add the top bread and serve.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
Setup: Used natural sunlight coming from left, and a reflector on the right side of the frame.
Angle: I clicked these photos with 90°, 70°, 50°,
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