A fusion burger recipe inspired by the flavours of the Maharashtrian speciality misal-pav
The hot Summer, Exams, work, Summer camps and a rather long recipe delayed this post. Did I mention the heat? It’s still hot but finally I am back with The Misal Pav Burger recipe. As I said in my earlier post, the idea for this burger kept hovering in my head for a long time. I kept thinking of various combinations to make the patty, the sauce and the toppings. Finally when I baked the Kummelweck rolls, I decided to go ahead with whatever ingredients I had in my pantry. Moth beans or Matki are a staple in our house. Matki sprouts are usually found in my fridge, since everyone loves the Usal (curry) made with it.
The burger patty here, is made using sprouted Matki and potato+breadcrumbs as a binder. I have found a new shop in Nasik -Aarogyam, which sells Nagli/Whole wheat and sprouted wheat bread. So this time the Patty has Nagli breadcrumbs. You can use whole wheat or white breadcrumbs too. Mom made fresh Kanda Lasoon masala, so the patty was spiced with my Mom’s homemade fiery masala.
Raw mangoes are were in season and I made a shortcut Methamba (Mango Chutney). My brother got me a bottle of Roopak’s Aachari masala, along with other spices. I cooked the raw mangoes and spiced them with this ready made aachari masala. The masala is awesome by the way 🙂 You can replace the methamba with sweet lemon pickle if you like
The other element that I added to the burger was the fiery Masala Chutney. Masala Pav, is a favourite street food here- a bun or the laadi pav is served with a spicy onion-tomato masala chutney made using pav bhaji masala. I substituted the pav bhaji masala with the Kanda Lasoon masala. I was apprehensive when I put together all the elements of this Misal Pav burger , but it turned out so good that the son said it was ’the Best Burger ever’!