The Rise of the Dhokla Burger: A Fusion Foodie's Dream
Move over, regular burgers, there's a new sheriff in town, and its name is the Loaded Paneer Dhokla Burger! This ingenious invention takes the beloved Gujarati snack, the dhokla, and transforms it into a patty for a burger that's bursting with flavor and texture. And guess what? Making it is easier than you think, especially with the help of your trusty Avias stainless steel steamer!
Why Avias Steamer?
Avias steamers are known for their even heat distribution and durability, making them perfect for creating fluffy, soft dhokla. The stainless steel construction is also easy to clean and maintain, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your culinary creation.
So, what exactly is a Loaded Paneer Dhokla Burger?
Imagine this: a soft, spongy dhokla patty infused with the subtle sweetness of gram flour and the tangy zing of yogurt. This patty is then pan-fried to a golden crisp, adding a delightful textural contrast. Next, you pile on your favorite burger toppings – think tangy chutneys, crunchy veggies, and creamy cheese. The possibilities are endless!
Here's a basic recipe to get you started:
- For the dhokla:
- 1 cup gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1/4 teaspoon green chili paste (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Oil for greasing
- For the paneer filling:
- 1/2 cup grated paneer
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- For the burger assembly:
- Burger buns (you can use regular buns or even toasted dhokla slices!)
- Your favorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, chutney, etc.)
- Make the dhokla: Whisk together all the dhokla ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth batter. Grease a steamer plate and pour in the batter. Steam for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Make the paneer filling: Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion until translucent. Add the turmeric, red chili powder, and paneer. Cook until the paneer is lightly browned. Season with salt.
Assemble the burger: Cut the cooled dhokla into patties. Spread the paneer filling on one patty. Top with your favorite burger toppings and sandwich with the other dhokla patty.
Tips and Tricks:
- For an extra crispy dhokla patty, you can pan-fry it in a little oil after steaming.
- Get creative with your toppings! Try different chutneys, like mint coriander or mango, or add some Indian spices like garam masala or chaat masala.
- You can also make a vegetarian version of this burger by skipping the paneer filling and using vegetables like grilled vegetables or tofu.
With a little creativity and your trusty Avias Spectra steamer, you can whip up a Loaded Paneer Dhokla Burger that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So go ahead, embrace the fusion food trend and give this delicious burger a try!