Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pav Burger

R: Lying in front of the TV - I am hungry. .Is there anything to eat?
A: Lying on top of R - Me to hungry Amma. .What is there to eat?
MIL: Yes, make something nice for one of the events (with a grin)
FIL: Yes yes, I have got pav in the morning... make pav bhaaji... I will put the vegetables for cooking

And I was all tired with the preparations of Sankranti did not have the energy to make pav bhaji.. and wanted to do something quick and easy.. So for the evening snack we ended up having Pav Burger.. The recipe looks long but if you have cooked potato on hand then this can be done within 30 mins.

You need

For the Patty:
Left Over Idli - 2 cup crumbled
Potato - 1 cup cooked and mashed
Onion- 1 cup finely chopped
Corn - 0.5 cup cooked
Green chilli - 1 tbsp finely chopped (as required)
Any hot sauce - 3 tbsp
Red chilli powder - as required

For the Pav burger
Pav - 12
Onion - 1 med thinly sliced
Tomato - 1 med thinly sliced
Green chutney - 2 tbsp
Jalapenos, pickled Gherkins - as required
Cheese slices - as required


Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
Add in the crumbled Idli
Fry for 2 -3 mins on med - high flame
Remove to a plate and keep aside
Heat 1 tbsp oil
Add in the onion
Fry till onion becomes pink
Add in the corn and green chillis
Fry till corn becomes tender (2 - 3 mins)
Add in the mashed potatos and crumbled, fried Idli
Add the sauce, salt and red chilli powder
Mix well and remove from flame
Allow it to cool

Take 2 pav and grind mixer to make crumbs
Shape the idli mixture into a patty
Roll on the bread crumbs so that the patty is finely coated with bread crumbs
Heat a tava
Add 1 tsp oil
Place the patty on the tava and cook on both sides on med - high flame till it is browned (you can cook multiple patty at the same time)
Remove and drain on a paper

To Make the Burger:
Cut 3/4 of the Pav and keep is on the tava with the inside cut surface lying on the tava
Remove from heat
Put some green chutney
Add the sliced onion and tomato
Place the patty
Add a little hot sauce
Add in the gherkins and jalapenos
Cover the pav with the other half
Press down a little
Serve with Sauce

I am sending this to "Lets cook with Leftovers" hosted at and "Kitchen Chronicles - Cooking with Leftovers" hosted by Veena (Started by Kalyani of Sizzling Taste buds)



sangee vijay said...

Happy Pongal Shree!!
Pav patty is a nice idea n loved your recipe...glad to follow U...will be happy if u join my space too :) thank you dear!!

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!!such an innovative recipe...looks healthy and delicious dear.

Anonymous said...

very interesting recipe.. so much we can do with left overs.. i saw ur entry at simply foods

great one do visit my blog too. perhaps you would like something there too

have a nice day

Meena said...

oops where did my name go in the above comment

Anzz said...

Such a delicious and innovative recipe. Loved it. I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :) said...

Lovely recipe.