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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Vegetarian Hot dog (with a Kidney Beans Sausage)

Who says vegetarians can’t eat hot dogs?! :-D I was watching an episode of Friends & I saw Joey eat a hot dog. And even though I knew it had some dead-stuff, I couldn’t help admiring the sausage! :-P I also love watching Food-Food channel. I had seen this recipe on Firangi Tadka. I didn’t know the exact ingredients, but I did a decent job of making the hot dogs! :-) Also, this one is full of proteins because of the kidney beans (Rajma) So eat it guilt free! ;-D

Ingredients- (makes 4 hot dogs)
For the veggie sausage:
Kidney Beans – 1 cup (I put 4 palm-fuls)
Potato – 2 medium sized
Tofu – 50-80 grams (optional) [[Use cottage cheese as alternative]]
Paprika – 3 teaspoons
Pepper Powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – as per taste – 1 teaspoon
Cilantro – chopped – 2 tablespoons (optional)
Hot Dog Buns
Tomato Ketchup
Mustard Sauce (optional)
Tomato Slices
Onion Slices
Cabbage / Lettuce leaves

STEP 1: Soak the Kidney beans in water overnight. (For around 6 hours)
STEP 2: Boil the Kidney beans (with a little bit of salt) to make them soft & mashable! :-) (In a cooker, microwave etc.)
STEP 3: Completely filter the water from the kidney beans. Use a clean cloth or towel to remove some excess water from the kidney beans.
STEP 4: Boil, peel & mash the potatoes. (& also mash the tofu if you are using it)
STEP 5: In a large mixing bowl, mash the kidney beans with your hands. Don’t use a blender. We just need to mash the beans roughly.
STEP 6: Add the mashed potatoes & mashed tofu to it & mix well.
STEP 7: Add the chopped cilantro, green chilis,
Pepper powder
Bread Crumbs
STEP 8: Mix everything well. Taste and adjust the spices. If the mixture is sticky or doesn’t seem thick enough, add more bread crumbs.
STEP 9: Divide the mixture to large balls.
STEP 10: Take a part of the mixture on a flat surface.
STEP 11: Imagine how a sausage looks like. Slowly, start rolling the dough evenly as if it were a rolling pin. 
STEP 12: Make adjustments & your final veggie sausage should look like this –
STEP 13: Again, coat them with very little bread crumbs.
STEP 14: You can DEEP FRY these sausages. But I didn’t. Heat the oil on a flat pan.
STEP 15: Very gently, place 1 or 2 sausages on the pan. Let it cook on one side on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes or until it is crisp.
STEP 16: Then gently, with the help of a spoon, turn the sausage so that the other side gets cooker. Again, on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Repeat the same in all for sides. You have to be careful and give support to the sausages while the smaller side is cooking coz they easily disintegrate!
STEP 17: Remove them on a tissue paper. There you go! Your vegetarian sausages are ready! :-)
Making the hot dog
STEP 1: If the bun is not fresh, you may want to warm it a little bit to make it soft.
STEP 2: Cut the bun into 2 halves.
STEP 3: Apply butter (optional) and tomato sauce generously on the lower half.
STEP 4: Place the sausage we prepared above on the lower half.
STEP 5: If you want, add mustard sauce too. But we don’t like it so we skipped. Also, you could arrange slices of tomatoes, onions, lettuce leaves here.
STEP 6: I also added some more paprika on top of the sausage to give it some extra hotness! ;-)
STEP 7: Apply sauce on the other half of the bun.
STEP 8: Close the lower half with the other half of the bun.
That’s it. Enjoy! :-)


  1. omiiiiiiiigaaawwdd!!!!! Super!

  2. A very nice imitation of the original Hot dog!

  3. You could add more capsicum, tomato etc

  4. delicious daa! Ena eppo aathuku koopada pore? :) :D

  5. Haha! very nice thought of using rajma! Sausages are yummy! ;)

  6. Great hot dog sausage idea.First time here,u hav a wonderful space,glad to b ur follower now.Hav some time in my space too.

  7. Shit! this looks so good I wanna jump at the comp screen!

  8. gr8 idea..sounds healthy nd delicious..

  9. Woww makes me drool...super delicious and healthy hot dog..

  10. Wow... This is a great idea!

  11. this looks superb n healthy ..nicely prepared and perfect!!

  12. U r one smart cookie....I will make this with raw plantains and beans.. perfect way to eat your beans and not know about them...Thanks for the cool idea...
    Love Ash.

  13. Looks superb! Your pics are getting better by the day, or should I say, by the post :P :D

  14. Super recipe, i will try my hands at it...Thanks for sharing!

  15. I have got to try them out, they look super tempting.

  16. Your recipe and its presentation is excellent.I'm definitely going to try this.


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