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Anday (Egg) Wala Burger (Street Style/ Desi Burger)

Anday (Egg) Wala Burger (Street Style/ Desi Burger)

Can not go out and get your all time favorite burger? How about bringing street food home by making it in your kitchen? I have said this a million times that Pakistani food has so many sub branches like traditional, cultural, regional, festive and then there is street food which is extremely close to everyone’s heart (taste buds that is!) being so comforting, tasty and affordable. Being pocket friendly is one big plus point that makes street food every student’s go-to option when hunger strikes or when they hang out.

Anday wala buregr or anda shami is one of many favorite street food items. Anda means egg by the way. The sesame topped burger bun is slightly on the sweeter side than regular commercial burger buns. It is warmed up and toasted on a well greased flat pan (something like a huge Tawa), on the lower side of the bun, green chutney is spread before placing an egg coated patty. The patty could be a traditional shami kebab or a chanay ke daal ka (split gram lentil) patty with an extra dose of egg layer (there is a reason why the burger is called anday /egg wala burger) with onion, cucumber and tomato slices and some tamarind chutney. We don’t need fancy condiment and sauces, people! Simple, homemade chutneys work best in complimenting desi patty which is closer to our palate as well.

After assembly, the burger is wrapped in brown paper or tissue or parchment paper. Cutting in half is optional. The burger pairs well with french fries or simple salted potato chips. If the budget allows, have a bottle of soda too.

Craving for more street style food? Try Street Style Chicken Corn Soup or Badaam Ka Sharbat ( Almond Drink) or Imli Aalo Bukhara Sharbat (Tamarind and Plum Drink) or Thadal/ Sardai: Traditional Summer Drink or Creamy Chicken Paratha Roll

When I make this style of burger, I make lentil (daal wala) patty because we eat beef/ chicken patty all the time and this lentil patty brings out the best of street style flavor that we are trying to achieve but feel free to use shami kebab with any homemade chutney that you have available or use ketchup. I prefer mixing green chutney in some yogurt to make it creamy. Adjust seasoning and spice level as you like. There is no cheese in this desi burger.

Anday (Egg) Wala Burger (Street Style/ Desi Burger)

Try this local, street style desi burger with a fried lentil patty coated in fluffy egg and smothered in desi chutneys.

Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword egg burger, Gluten free, lentil burger, Vegetarian, Vegetarian burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Burgers
Author Heenie

Ingredients

  • 500 gm chanay ke daal/ split gram lentil, boiled
  • ½ tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tbsp garlic paste
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp white cumin seeds
  • 1 big green chilli, roughly chopped, optional
  • ¼ cup fresh green coriander, chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • oil, as required for frying
  • For Assembly
  • 6 buns gluten free or regular
  • green chutney, as required
  • tamarind chutney, as required
  • egg, tomato, cucumber slices, as required
  • french fries or salted chips to serve

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, mash/grind boiled split gram lentil/ chanay ke daal. Hand held blending stick works too.

  2. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin seeds and the machine again to mix everything well.

  3. Add in green chillies and chopped fresh coriander. Mix well with a fork.

  4. Divide and shape the mixture in to 6 round, thick patty.

  5. Beat egg whites in a wide bowl till frothy.

  6. Heat oil in a frying pan.

  7. Mix egg yolks with a fork and fold gently in to frothy egg whites, season with salt and pepper.

  8. Dip each patty into frothy eggs and place carefully in the heated oil.

  9. Fry over medium flame for about 2 minutes on each side or till well golden brown.

  10. Fry all patties.

  11. There will be some leftover egg mixture, fry it like omelet and divide in to 6 pieces. You may or may not need an extra egg here.

  12. Lightly toast burger buns on greased frying pan.

  13. Spread green chutney over lower piece of the bun, place patty and omelet, tamarind chutney and onion/tomato/cucumber slices.

  14. Serve warm with fries or salted chips.

Recipe Notes

I always use homemade Garlic Paste and make ginger paste the same way.

To make green chutney creamier, mix it with yogurt.

Adjust spices as you like.



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