Homemade Maharaja Mac: Recreate McDonald's Iconic Burger

McDonald's, the world-renowned fast-food chain, has captured the hearts of many with its iconic burgers. One such burger that has gained immense popularity in India is the Maharaja Mac. With its succulent chicken patty, special sauce, and fresh vegetables, the Maharaja Mac is a mouthwatering treat that satisfies cravings like no other. But what if you could recreate this delectable delight in the comfort of your own kitchen? Let us guide you through the process of making a homemade Maharaja Mac, giving you the opportunity to indulge in this culinary masterpiece whenever you desire.


For the patty:

  • 500 grams of ground chicken
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil for cooking

For the special sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the burger assembly:

  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Onion slices
  • Cheese slices (optional)


Prepare the Patty:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, finely chopped onion, minced garlic cloves, ginger paste, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into patties of your desired size.
  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked through and golden brown.
  5. Remove the patties from the pan and set them aside.

Prepare the Special Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard sauce, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix well until all the ingredients are blended together, creating a creamy and tangy sauce.
  3. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.

Assemble the Burger:

  1. Slice the burger buns horizontally, creating a top and bottom half for each bun.
  2. Toast the buns in a toaster or on a pan until they turn slightly crispy.
  3. Spread a generous amount of the special sauce on the bottom half of each bun.
  4. Place a lettuce leaf on top of the sauce to add freshness and crunch.
  5. Next, add a tomato slice, followed by an onion slice.
  6. If desired, place a cheese slice on top of the onion slice.
  7. Carefully place the cooked patty on top of the cheese.
  8. Spread a little more special sauce on the top half of the bun and place it on the patty, completing the burger.

Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Your homemade Maharaja Mac is now ready to be savoured.
  2. Serve it with your favourite side dishes, such as French fries or a garden salad.
  3. You can also pair it with a refreshing beverage like a cold soda or a fruit smoothie.
  4. Take a moment to appreciate your culinary skills as you indulge in the flavoursome masterpiece you have created.

Recreating the iconic Maharaja Mac from McDonald's in your own kitchen is a delightful experience that allows you to enjoy this Indian twist on a classic burger anytime you crave it. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can achieve a homemade Maharaja Mac that rivals the flavours of the original. The juicy patty, complemented by the special sauce, fresh vegetables, and toasted bun, creates a taste sensation that is sure to please your taste buds. So, why wait for your next visit to McDonald's? Gather the ingredients, put on your chef's hat, and embark on a culinary adventure to create your very own Maharaja Mac. Get ready to savour every bite of this homemade delight that brings the essence of McDonald's right to your kitchen.