Hello from my part of the world!!!!!!!!!

School holidays are over and my boys are back to school from today. Celebrating the last day of their holidays with an unusual Ambode recipe from my hometown. I have tweaked in a little by adding multigrain powder  and banana blossom that makes the amobode more crispy ,crunchy and tasty.

Our 99th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Flowerrecipes and my contribution to this wonderful theme is Multigrain Banana Blossom Ambode .



2 Cups Channa dal / Split Chickpeas

1 Cup Banana Blossom florets  cleaned and chopped

2 Green Chillies

2 Red Chillies

1.5 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

3/4 Cup finely chopped Coriander

1 Tbsp  Fresh Ginger finely chopped

Salt to Taste

2 Tbsp Multigrain Powder ( refer to notes)

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


Soak channa dal for about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Remove the tough reddish leaves  and florets of the banana blossom one by one.Beneath these leaves there is a row of delicate yellow-tipped florets that can be removed and immediately soaked in butter milk  to avoid discoloration and bitterness.The florets are part of a tedious cleaning process.Pluck the matchstick-shaped pistil and soak the cleaned florets in butter milk again.

Grind and make a fine paste of Coriander ,jeera ,ginger ,green chilli and red chillies .Tranfer this mixture to a wide bowl. Now Coarsely grind channa dal and add it to the chilli coriander mixture. Now add hing, salt , multigrain powder , chopped florets and mix well. Add a tbsp of sizzling hot oil and mix well. Take a small quantity of mixture ,shape it into a round flat patty and deep fry until both the sides are golden brown.

Serve with any chutney or sauce of your choice. I enjoyed them with curd rice.



Notes :

  1. Clean the florets properly and ensure to remove the pistil. Immediately soak the cleaned florets in butter milk to avoid discoloration and bitterness.
  2. The  multigrain powder mix consists of Green gram ,Jowar, Flaxseed ,Bajra  all roasted and coarsely ground)



Multigrain and Mix Veggie Patty Burger(Vegetarian)


Hola Everyone !!!

Today is Eid and a public holiday for us.A relaxing day for me after a long time.Making some Burgers on kids demand today.

Many of us like fast food (i am not a fast food fan though) and Burgers fall in that category. There are many fast food giants serving variety of burgers. Have you ever wondered how it is made ? what goes into it? I am sure many of us have would have given a thought at some point of time. Being a vegetarian, i have less options which infact  is a blessing in disguise for me.

I always prefer to bake the buns and make patties at home ,assemble and then serve yummy and healthy burgers to my family.Today i am sharing a very easy recipe to make Multigrain and mix veggie burger patty. My kids don’t complain to have veggies when it is presented as a patty. I have used Store bought eggless  whole wheat buns today . I could not bake buns this time as i had guests during the weekend.

Today is monday and my contribution for the 57th #Foodiemonday  #Bloghop theme #BurgerFillings is this yummy Multigrain and Mix Veggie Patty Burger

Recipe for Multigrain and Mix Veggie Burger:

Ingredients for Patty:

(Makes 10 Patties)

1 Cup Green Peas coarsely ground

1 Cup Corn Kernels coarsely ground

4 Potatoes boiled , peeled and mashed

1 Cup Shitake Mushrooms (fresh)finely chopped

1.5 Tbsp Multigrain Powder( I have a mix of roasted flaxseed powder,roasted chia seeds powder,jowar roasted and powdered, green gram roasted and powdered)

1/2 Cup Besan / Gram Flour (Freshly ground sun dried channa dal)

1 Tsp Chaat Masala

1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Salt to Taste

1 Tsp Sriracha Sauce

2 Tbsp Olive oil


Take a wide bottom pan. Mash the potatoes nicely .Ensure there are no lumps. Mix all the ingredients listed above .Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into round patties about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick.Heat the pan. Add 1.2 tsp oil and shallow fry the patties .Ensure both the sides turn brown.Once done keep them aside.

Ingredients for assembling the Burger:

Whole wheat Buns

Bell peppers red,yellow and green

Sliced Tomatoes

Cheese Slices

Sauce( i have mixed chilli sauce, sriracha sauce and added some chopped bell peppers)

Honey Mustard Sauce

Sunflower Seeds

Baby Lettuce


Method to assemble the Burger:

Take a whole wheat bun and slice it into half. You may toast it if you like. I have lightly toasted the buns.Place a baby lettuce, then a patty.Add a cheese slice and place another patty.Add some colored bell peppers ,sunflower seeds and tomato slices.Drizzle some bell pepper sauce mixture and honey mustard. Place the other half of the bun on the top.

Serve immediately!!!!

PS:You can also bake the patties in case you don’t want to shallow fry.