Weight Watchers Burger

This recipe is for a very healthy yet delicious burger, the creamy avocado plays the role of mayo or other sauces, the cool cucumber dip gives it a very cecik taste, tomato and lettuce adds freshness and beauty and the very well seasoned, juicy meat patty takes it to another level of awesomeness. I used mince meat patty and not the fillet because I am not a big fan of grilled fillet in the burger until it is charcoal grilled plus sometimes it tastes a bit dry. So mincemeat patty keeps it juicy and moist and you can season it to perfection by mixing everything in.

I bet, you try it once, you will crave for more…. When I thought of this recipe I thought it would not be as tasty as burgers we normally have, loaded with heavy sauces, fatty patties and dressings but when I took the first bite it was YUMMM… better than other greasy burgers. So what you waiting for? switch on your burger cravings to this healthy version now 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

PATTY

  • 500 gms turkey mince/ chicken mince (breast & thigh mix)
  • 2 tbspns soy sauce
  • Salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Chicken salt
  • A pinch of mustard powder
  • 1 tspn chilli flakes (Optional)
  • 4 tbspns oil for frying

FOR BURGERS

  • 4 rolls of your choice (wholemeal/ white/ seeded/ multigrain)
  • 2 tbspns softened butter
  • 1 avocado cut into slices
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 4- 8 leaf lettuce
  • 4 coon cheese

CUCUMBER DIP

  • 2 tbspns greek yogurt (low fat)
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • A pinch of dill
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for patty and gently mix but do not over mix as it will become hard. TIP: Add egg at the end and just fold it in with soft hands. After 10 minutes divide the mince into 4 equal parts, forming into patties. The mixture might be a bit sticky but that’s what we want, that sticky will keep it moist.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients given for cucumber dip and mix.
  • Wash, dry and cut and prepare all the vegetables.
  • Heat oil and fry each patty for 2 minutes per side on medium flame. When flipping the first side, put a slice of cheese on the top and let the other side (raw side) cook and the cheese melt.
  • Meanwhile, cut the rolls in half and apply some butter on both the sides and toast on the griddle. On the heal (bottom) part place some avocado, tomato and lettuce and then put the freshly grilled patty with bubbly melting cheese on it, followed by cucumber dip and the crown (top part of the bun).
  • Serve with sweet potato fries or wedges.

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Chicken Tenderloins with Cabbage Salad

Quick, easy, healthy and hassle free meal for weight loss, lite dinners or for being healthy. It has got all the zesty taste you want, all the spice, all the filling and all the nutrition you need….

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn chicken salt
  • ½ tspn paprika/ chilli flakes (for hot)
  • ½ tspn garlic paste

FOR SALAD

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • ½ cup carrot julienne
  • ¼ cup diced capsicum
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup diced tomato
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • Few fresh mint leaves chopped
  • Some lemon juice, salt and pepper to season

Method:

  • For tenderloins, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and marinate chicken tenders for 45 to 60 mins.
  • Heat a grill pan and brush some olive oil. Grill tenderloins, giving each side 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the salad. Combine all the cut vegetables in a deep bowl. Season with some salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice. Serve with fresh grilled tenderloins.

Oven Baked Chicken Tikka

The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
  • 2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn crushed green chillies
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 tspns salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn ground garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • Few drops of yellow color
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup yogurt

Method

  • Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
  • Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.

Aalu Channa Chaat

There are some things I love about this salad/ chaat:

1. It is a crowd pleaser
2. No special ingredients needed, pretty much everything you usually have at home
3. A good recipe addition to your weight loss diet plan.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpea (drained)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into cubes and boiled)
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, a bunch of mint and 3 small green chillies, crushed fresh
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn heapful chaat masala (you can add more if you want it hot)
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce

Method:

  • Prepare everything according to the instructions; Peel, cut and boil potatoes, chop onions and tomatoes, crush coriander and other stuff, drain and wash chick peas and squeeze lemon.
  • Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hr and serve.

Easy as.