This can be gluten-free is you use gluten-free burger patties, I used Quorn's "beef burgers", which contains a little bit of wheat.
Now, this might have been so good that I did a re-run of it the next morning for breakfast, nope - not kidding! The aivar is so so good!
Happy Veggie Burger
For the burger bread:
2/3 cup chickpea/gram flour
A good pinch of salt
1/3 tsp baking powder
A little bit of chaat masala OR vegetarian stock powder
1 tbsp tamarind (optional)
enough water to combine
1 tbsp oil + 1 tsp
1 vegetarian burger patty
1/2 courgette, grated (or 1 onion, chopped to your liking)
2 tbsp aivar/red pepper paste
- Make the burger "bread", by mixing the dry ingredients and then make a well in the middle and pour in the tamaring (if using), as well as the oil and a splash of water. My dough turned out quite sticky, so when I placed it in an oiled pan, I just patted it down with a wet hand.
- Once the mix is made, you can focus on the courgette/onion. Heat oil in a small pan and add a splash of oil, you can used an infused oil for a bit of flavour, or add a little bit of finely chopped garlic for extra flavour. Let it simmer on low heat and stir occasionally.
- Now, you can fry the burger and the bread! Heat a tbsp oil in a large pan and simply add the patty as well as the dough/batter. Fry the bread until it is fluffed up and cooked through, and the patty is cooked through as well.
- Now, it is time to put the whole thing together! Cut the bread in half, stack courgette or onion on top, followed by the patty and aivar, and place the lid on.
Admire. Grab. Eat.
This weekend has been really good, considering I only had one day off. Last night I got to see the Norwegian gypsy band KATZENJAMMER! I have seen them twice before here in Glasgow, and they are absolutely fantastic! I'd recommend "Demon Kitty Rag", "Virginia Clemm" and "God's Great Dust Storm" if you would like to check them out. Here is a photo I took in 2012 when they were playing in King Tuts
Today has consisted of coffee, having my own tour guide at the Huntarian Museum, and spending hours in Tchai Ovna, with some lovely spiced yogi yogi chai tea, mmmmm - perfect for a day when it just wont stop raining. I also whipped up some other goodies that I am looking forward to sharing with you!
I hope you have had a great weekend! Been up to much yourself?
Recipe by yours truly,