How to make Leftover Chana Chawal Burger

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cooked Leftover Chana Masala, Cooked Leftover Rice

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Leftover Chana Chawal Burger

Leftover Chana Chawal Burger Recipe Card


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Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Leftover Chana Chawal Burger Recipe

  • Cooked Leftover Chana Masala 3/4 cup

  • Cooked Leftover Rice 1 cup

  • Burger buns 4

  • Oil 1 tsp + for shallow-frying and greasing

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 4-5

  • Salt to taste

  • Few fresh coriander sprigs

  • Juice of ¼ lemon

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Sweet red chilli sauce as required

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves 6-8

  • Cheese slices 4

  • Micro greens for garnishing

  • Alfalfa for garnishing


Step 1

Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Take leftover chana masala in a bowl and mash well with a masher.

Step 3

Add onion and garlic to the pan and saute well. Add this to the chana masala alongwith leftover rice and salt.

Step 4

Roughly chop coriander sprigs and add alongwith lemon juice and mix well. Refrigerate for ½ hour.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick pan.

Step 6

Slit burger buns into halves, place on the pan and toast till crisp on both sides.

Step 7

Slice tomato.

Step 8

Mash chana-rice mixture with your hands.

Step 9

Heat some oil in another non-stick pan.

Step 10

Grease your palms with oil, divide the chana-rice mixture into equal portions and shape them into large patties.

Step 11

Shallow-fry the patties in hot oil till golden from both the sides.

Step 12

Spread a spoonful of red chilli sauce on the inside of each toasted bun half. Place 1-2 lettuce leaves and 1-2 tomato slices on the base bun half.

Step 13

Put a cheese slice on each patty and place it on the base bun. Cover with other bun halves and serve immediately garnished with micro greens and alfalfa.

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