Pohela Boisakh is just around the corner. Pohela Boisakh is celebrated on the first day of the month of Baisakh and is a big day full of food of celebrations for the Bengalis. We bengalis love food and all our festivals are full of good food and lots of sweets to give a complete satisfaction to your tummy.
Bengali Cuisine is full of mouth watering dishes to savour into. But let’s make an unconventional breakfast dish for your Pohela Boisakh to make it more interesting.
You all have tasted burgers with cheese and Italian seasonings. But let’s make an Indian style burger, with Indian chutney and spices! I know that’s already making you all raise a brow with confusion. I guarantee that it will be as tasty as the burgers you have tasted and will be much more healthier.
What all do we need –
Burger Buns – 2
Boiled Potato – 2
Medium sized carrot – 2
Boiled Green peas – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch
Cucumber – 1
Capsicum – 1
Tomato – 1
Onion – 1
Green chilly – 2
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Garlic – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Red Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted cornflakes – 1 cup
Chickpea flour ( Besan) – 4-5 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp
Tomato Sauce – 4-5 tsp
Butter – 2 tsp
Oil – 2-3 tsp
Salt and Sugar – As per taste
For making the patties :
1. Mash the boiled potatoes and carrots.
2. Add – cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger paste, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1tsp garlic paste, few sprigs of chopped coriander, salt and sugar into the mashed veggies and mix well.
3. Add salt and sugar as per taste. To bring a tangy taste add 2 tsp tomato sauce and 1tsp lemon juice.
4. To bind the mixture add the besan, crush the roasted cornflakes add it to shape the mixture into patties.
5. Lightly brown the patties on a pan, with 1 tsp oil on each side. There’s no need to deep fry.
6. On the same pan, heat a tsp of oil. Cut the capsicums into rings and lightly give them a toss.
7. Cut the cucumber, tomato and onion in rings.
8. Lightly toasted the burger buns with 1/2 tsp butter on each side.
Make the chutney –
Add 1tsp garlic paste, a bunch of coriander, 2 green chillies and lemon juice in a mixer jar. Blend it completely and add salt as per taste.
1. Apply the prepared chutney on one side of the burger buns. You may slather another side of the burger with tomato sauce or any flavoured mayo.
2. Place the patties on the burger, place the ringed veggies ( cucumber, tomato, capsicum, onion) on top of it.
3. Season the veggies with some salt.
4. Slather some tomato sauce and chutney on top of it.
5. Place the upper part of the bun and stick it with a toothpick.
6. Your drool worthy burger is ready.
This burger is utterly delicious and healthy. It has minimalistic ingredients and saves your time. You can definitely try it for an awesome start to your Pohela Boisakh instead of your Luchi – Tarkari. It will you ample time to prepare your awesome Bengali lunch and keep your tummy happy!
Make it in your kitchen, and enjoy it with a cup of hot tea. Ditch the coffee.
Did you like this recipe? Wait for an amazing recipe coming up for Poila-Boisakh lunch.
Article – Debolina Ghosh