#CookandChomp Blast from the past Burger

Come summer vacations, and so would my Chef’s hat. Like I have mentioned before, me and dad were avid followers of NDTV GoodTimes during the day and we would adapt so many recipes from there. This one was by Aditya Bal – a kid’s fantasy burger – with lots of cheese, ketchup and a caramelized pineapple. I decided to re-create this on a Sunday morning with a much healthier twist.

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Ingredients –

For the aloo patty –

  • Potato – 1, medium sized
  • Red chilly powder – a pinch
  • Garam masala powder – a pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cornflour – 1/4 tsp
  • Olive oil – 1/2 tsp

For the burger –

  • Sesame seed/ wheat brand bun
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Butter – 1 tsp
  • Pineapple slice – preferable fresh, not canned
  • Cream cheese/ mayonnaise

Method –

  • Wash the potato and cut in half. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the potato with about 2 tbsp water and microwave for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain the water and peel after the potato has cooled down.
  • Mash the potato, add the chilly powder, garam masala, corn flour, and salt. Mash well and make a thick patty.
  • Heat olive oil nonstick pan, and place the patty to cook slowly. Turn the patty t the other side once done. Cook on low-medium heat to get a crisp patty without the addition of a lot of oil.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop the onions. Add the butter to a pan and add the onions. caramelize till brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Place the pineapple ring on the pan, and let the juices caramelize for a minute on each side.
  • Spread your choice of cream on to the bun, place the patty, add the pineapple and onions. SavourΒ with some fresh mustard and ketchup.

As a kid, of course, it also had a cheese slice that covered the patty and it was precisely this burger that made me quite like pineapples.

Hit me up if you want more such old-school recipes?

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