With hot fresh buns, juicy patty, dripping cheese and sauces, burgers are one of the most loved food items across the world. While the origins are unclear, burgers were made popular by American fast-food chains. Over the years, we’ve experimented plenty with the ingredients in a burger, and no matter what your dietary preference be, there’s a kind of burger for you. The originals consist of beef and pork, chicken is popular too, and for vegans/vegetarians, there are options like chickpeas, potatoes, vegetables, and even mushrooms. So the next time you crave a wholesome burger, instead of going for your regular order, try these varieties of burgers for an elevated experience.
Here are the 6 kinds of burgers you should try
1. Chicken hamburger
Doused in melted cheese, the crispy perfectly done chicken patty is what foodie dreams are made of. One of the first few variations of burgers, chicken hamburger is a classic in its right, and famous all across the world. Depending on the country you’re in, the seasoning for the patty might change, but the crispiness remains. In India, a lot of burger chains also offer a desi take on the chicken hamburger, quite innovative, and often the best of both worlds.
2. Vegetarian burger
Quite popular in India, a veg burger is often quite unheard of in other parts of the world. That said, if you like your veggie patties, this burger, with crunchy lettuce and a variety of sauces to choose from, should be just perfect for you. Generally made with potatoes, this burger recipe is a bit different from hash browns given the addition of vegetables like carrots and peas.
3. Mock meat burger
Gone are the days when mock meat tasted terrible and looked weird. With so much research that has been done in the past few years, mock meat brands are now competing with the real deal in terms of taste, texture, and even pricing.
If you love the taste but want to switch to veganism, this burger recipe is the perfect choice for you. Promoting sustainability without compromising on anything mock meat burgers are here to stay.
4. Falafel burgers
The best part about food is that it's always adapting to the local produce and ever-evolving. The patty in falafel burgers is a perfect example of that. Made of chickpeas, the patties are basically falafel, and with Mediterranean sauces, this burger recipe will have you licking your fingers.
5. Quinoa burgers
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and this burger is the proof. While quinoa is being lauded worldwide for how nutritious it is, the recipes often suggested are basic and bland. To turn quinoa into burger patties is not only fun, but with the addition of grated beetroot, the healthy quotient only increases, also making it a perfect cheat day burger recipe.
6. Pizza burger
Twice the fun, a pizza burger is perfect for the days you can’t decide between the two. The pizza burger is made the same way a normal burger is, except the top bun is used as a pizza crust, making it one of the most fun burger recipes to make.