Who doesn’t like a burger? My kids just love them and one of their first choice while dining out is a burger. As a mom, I keep on trying and experimenting different healthier versions of what my kids like. You just have to replace a few ingredients here and there and give it a little twist. A similar looking recipe with healthy ingredients can be made easily with little effort.

And a mom can easily do that little effort for their kids, right? The recipe which we are sharing today has one main ingredient which makes the difference. Oats are the magical ingredient which you all know are healthy.

You can use oats in powdered form in your gravies, chappati dough or even sprinkle over salads. Oats are available in many different forms in the market.

Oats are a cereal which is rich in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Due to the presence of fiber called beta-glucan, it helps to lower cholesterol levels and also keeps blood sugar under control. They are gluten-free and rich in vitamins and minerals. You can have it with milk in the morning as porridge for breakfast or you can include oat flour in different recipes.

I am sharing a burger recipe and I called it a bracing burger as it is a refreshing change from junk food burgers which we get outside. The bracing burger is a healthier version of a usual burger.


We are also using paneer or cottage cheese and vegetables like tomato and lettuce. Paneer is a good source of calcium and is best for those who run away from milk. Paneer can be used in sandwiches, parathas, desserts and also any dish easily. See here – Paneer rolls recipe for kids lunch box. 

Last but not least we are also using moong dal which is again a rich source of proteins. So, our cutlet for the burger is made out of moong dal and oats.




Bracing Burger
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American with an Indian twist
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Serves: 4
The bracing burger is a burger with a difference as all the ingredients are healthy. Replaced normal buns with wholewheat bins, added oats with lentils instead of a deep-fried potato patty. Instead of cheese added paneer slices.
  • For cutlet –
  • Boiled moong dal – 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Rolled Oats – ½ cup
  • Green chillies – chopped few
  • Curd – 2tsp
  • Fresh coriander – chopped little bit.
  • For burger –
  • Whole-wheat burger bun – 4
  • Paneer or cottage cheese (slices) – 4
  • Lettuce leaves – few
  • Tomato (sliced) – 2
  1. For moong dal cutlet –
  2. Boil and mash moong dal. Keep it aside.
  3. Add rolled oats, Curd, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves chopped and ginger garlic paste to it.
  4. Now add salt, red chilly powder and mix it well.
  5. Divide the mixture into equal portions and roll out into cutlet shape.
  6. Shallow fry in oil or air fry till done.
  7. For burger –
  8. Cut the burger buns into equal halves.
  9. First, toast the buns on a skillet.
  10. Place the cutlet and vegetables and top it up with the paneer slices on one half of the burger bun.
  11. Place the other half on the top and serve hot.
1. You can also use any other vegetables along with tomato and lettuce according to your liking.
2. We also do one more variation to it in which we add tamarind and coriander chutney in this burger. It not only tastes good but gives it a tangy taste and an Indian touch.
3. You can even replace paneer with cheese slice, mayonnaise or sandwich spread.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 250-300 depending on the ingredients used


Also, see – Oats pancake recipe.

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