DESIblitz shows you a simple homemade take on the classic international fast food – the burger – with a South Asian twist.
Most of the time, what causes a burger to fall apart is too much pressure.
The humble burger is one of the culinary world’s most versatile recipes.
Able to pair perfectly with any number of seasoning and spice mixes, you can customise it endlessly.
With this in mind, DESIblitz came up with their own South Asian take on the classic fast food, and has some handy tips for cooking the perfect burger, every time.
South Asian fusion burger (makes approximately 6 burger patties, prep time 15 minutes, cooking time 10 minutes)
This recipe is alarmingly simple to make, using very few ingredients.
The absence of egg or breadcrumbs shouldn’t alarm you. A good burger patty needs neither ingredient to stay together.
The most important instruction when making burger patties is not to manhandle them. Most of the time, what causes a burger to fall apart is too much pressure.
When cooking, try to avoid touching your burgers at all. By flipping them frequently, you also avoid burning them too.
This is a mild spice mix, focusing on flavour over heat, but you can easily add sliced green chillies to amp up the spice factor.
Without heat, this burger mix has a great combination of the earth spice tones and occasional sharp spikes from the onion, all cooled off with a refreshing minty Raita.
If you wanted an even more authentic South Asian experience, there are many more condiments you could use. Lime pickle, mango chutney, you could also replace the traditional bun with naan.
This is not so much a recipe as it is a framework for culinary fans to go hog wild, using their own preferences to create something delicious.
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